CPOSC Turns Ten!

Ahoy, open source enthusiasts of Central PA and beyond!

Plans are underway for CPOSC 2018 as it officially turns ONE DECADE OLD – they grow up so fast, don’t they? We have a few important dates and a few important things of note below, and we also encourage you to join our list for email updates so you can be the first to hear about all the CPOSC goodness we have to share (like the opening of Early Bird ticket sales – coming soon!).



Conference date: Saturday, December 1st
(note: CPOSC tickets make great early Christmas gifts for the tech lover in your life)

Call for Speakers closing date: Sunday, September 16th
(head over and submit a talk now!)



We will be returning to The Ware Center at Millersville University in downtown Lancaster for the third year, and are excited to once again host CPOSC surrounded by so many great spots just steps away. If you’re coming from out of town and want suggestions on what to see and do, where to eat, or where to stay, our team of Lancaster lovers is happy to help. Reach us at team@cposc.org for all your travel questions.

There are so many ways to get involved with CPOSC!

  • If you want to share your knowledge on an open source topic, go learn about becoming a speaker.
  • If you want to join the team-behind-the-scenes of CPOSC, check out how to become a volunteer.
  • If you or your company want to show your love for a great open source community, talk to us about becoming a sponsor.
  • If you’re looking to avail yourself of all the wonderful and talented speakers, volunteers, and sponsors that make up this conference, then mark your calendars to attend and watch our website for the opening of ticket sales!

We are looking forward to another great year as CPOSC hits this double-digit milestone, celebrating with:

  • more prizes (including door prizes drawn hourly throughout the day and bigger prizes drawn at the farewell session on the big stage)
  • more opportunities to interact with your fellow conference goers (including, by popular demand, multiple Birds of a Feather Talk Tech Together sessions)
  • more delicious food and drink
  • more lightning talks
  • more mind-bending puzzle challenges



Lastly, we invite you to keep an eye on this blog in the coming weeks for spotlights on our sponsors, recaps of the CPOSC team’s experience as they represented at the East Coast RepRap Festival and The Circle of HOPE conferences this summer, and announcements about tickets, talks, and more! In the meantime, you can find us over here thinking about December 1st like…