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ownCloud Contributor Conference to be held on Aug 26 in TU Berlin

The ownCloud Contributor Conference will take place at the TU Berlin, August 26-31 with an aim to give existing and prospective ownCloud contributors a platform to get together to get work done. Lightning talks, workshops and keynotes will give everyone the opportunity to share what is going on in ownCloud.

“It’s that time again, time to get together to bring ownCloud to the next level! Last year was so much fun – and productive – and this year we plan twice the fun. Even those who are not yet active contributors are super welcome to join us, learn what is going on, learn how to work with the code and become an active member of the contributor community,” wrote Jos Poortvliet of ownCloud.

With recent revelations about the NSA tracking data, ownCloud has become a fast growing alternative to things like Dropbox and Google Docs. ownCloud gives you universal access to your files through a web interface or WebDAV and boasts around 2 million users.

Crucial for ownCloud’s ability to appeal to so many users, is the open source community of contributors that works hard to add ownCloud features.

The hackathon is going to be held from August 26 to 31st, with an added conference day on the 30th which will feature lightning talks and workshops for beginners and new contributors as well as more advanced subjects.
The lightning talks will help you learn about work progress like “what’s new in the News app,” to introduce new API’s and to share knowledge like ‘write fast code’ or ‘common security mistakes.’

If you are keen to contribute to and improve ownCloud, be it through coding, testing, documentation or translating, register now.

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The ownCloud Contributor Conference is free and open. You can find more info at http://ownCloud.org/conf.