Gilbert, AZ –May 3, 2016— Unicon, Inc., a leading IT consulting, services, and support provider specializing in open source for the education technology market, will be presenting and participating in a total of 16 technical seminars and presentations at the upcoming Open Apereo 2016 Conference in New York City, NY, May 22 – 25, 2016. Nine open source software developers, architects, engineers, and other technology experts from Unicon will present on a variety of subjects pertaining to open source application deployment, development, and support for the online campus.
Unicon has a notable involvement in the Apereo open source projects. Unicon shares its latest progress on open source projects to help the community keep abreast of project developments and aid in project collaboration. At Open Apereo 2016, Unicon will present on topics including how institutions and organizations can get started with CAS and uPortal; advice for beginning Sakai administrators; and the current state of the Apereo Learning Analytics Initiative. Other technologies, for example Grouper, SAML, and multifactor authentication, will also be discussed. For full descriptions of the Unicon sessions, see www.unicon.net/about/events/open-apereo-2016.
The Open Apereo conference provides participants the opportunity to share their institutional experiences and learn from their colleagues, and to develop an understanding of other areas of the academic enterprise they may not be familiar with. The conference is held every year with the intent to help attendees network, grow, share, and learn from each other. This year, Apereo is including a one-day Open Summit on May 23, in which participants involved in open education initiatives will share their experiences and best practices, as well as develop a common understanding to better facilitate communication and synchronization across the emerging open landscape. The Open Summit provides a forum for this community to collaborate, contribute, and co-create. Apereo is still accepting registrations for this conference. Register at conference.apereo.org/registration.
The Apereo Foundation is a non-profit organization supported by voluntary partner contributions. Apereo provides a rational and improved organizational umbrella for a range of projects and software communities serving higher education. Apereo is dedicated to coordinating activities that foster software development and community health to ensure the long-term viability of the projects they support. The core mission of the Foundation is to "assist and facilitate educational organizations which collaborate to foster, develop, and sustain open technologies and innovation to support learning, teaching, and research.” Learn more at www.apereo.org.