Become a Sponsor

Sponsor the Central PA Open Source Conference & get in front of the region’s open source technology developers, users and entrepreneurs.


The Central PA Open Source Conference (CPOSC) is a one-day technical conference for open source developers and users covering all aspects of open source technologies, with presentations and panels ranging from novice to expert skill levels and featuring case studies, best practices, code-alongs and more. Since establishing in 2008, CPOSC has stood out as the region’s premier gathering for open source technologists to converge, converse and connect. This year, we celebrate twelve years of fostering open source education and community through CPOSC.

CPOSC 2020 will be held on Saturday, December 5th, and due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic it will be held fully virtually. In years past, we have had 200+ attendees at our conference in historic downtown Lancaster with presentations and sessions covering all aspects of open source technologies and ranging from novice to expert skill levels. In our new virtual format, the world is our oyster on attendees and speakers without geographic and travel constraints, and we’d love you to be a part of that.

Who attends CPOSC?

The target audience for CPOSC includes enthusiastic users of open source including:

  • Developers who use open source languages (Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, Java)
  • System & network administrators who use open source tools
  • Entrepreneurs who use open source technologies to power their businesses
  • Open source project contributors (project committers and organizers)
  • Students interested in technical careers using open source technologies
  • Educators who use open source in the classroom


Why sponsor CPOSC?

  • Promote your company, products & brand to a targeted audience
  • Demonstrate your company’s dedication to promoting innovation & diversity in tech
  • Meet motivated & talented developers for possible recruitment
  • Help promote open source software & give back to the community







Sponsorship amount





Number of sponsorships available


Three (3)

Two (2)

One (1)

Name and logo on website and virtual conference materials





Promotion via conference email to attendees





Personalized blog post highlighting your company




Company description and hiring opportunities included in virtual conference materials



Recognition by conference organizers to all attendees during opening and closing addresses





Special recognition as the provider of the “main stage” for the conference, aka the platform


Number of free, all-access passes to conference

 10 10  25


Company Logo / Description

Please submit a company logo & a description of your company or product (up to 100 words) to Logos should be in a scalable format such as .AI or .EPS with fonts outlined or TIFF/JPEG raster file (300 ppi). When shown on the conference website, logos will be displayed on a white background.



Payment can be made by check or credit card. Payments made with a credit card are subject to a 3% processing fee. New in 2020! CPOSC is now under the umbrella of Local Area Networks, a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit. Your contributions to CPOSC are now tax deductible. Huzzah!


Attendee Privacy

We respect the privacy of our attendees & have agreed to not provide lists of attendee names or email addresses to third parties. If you would like to collect contact information from CPOSC attendees for future use, you are encouraged to provide some way for them to opt in to your mailing list, such as a virtual sign-up for which we can make available the link during the conference.


Become a Sponsor or Contact Us

To become a sponsor, or if you have any questions, please send an email to One of the organizers will respond promptly. We look forward to hearing about your goals as a CPOSC sponsor.