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OpenSSF Day at Open Source Summit Europe Highlights

By September 28, 2022Blog
OpenSSF Day EU

By Jennifer Bly, OpenSSF

Along the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland we hosted OpenSSF Day EU at the Open Source Summit Europe earlier this month where community members gathered together to discuss the challenges, big-picture solutions, ongoing work and successes in securing the open source software (OSS) supply chain. In person and virtual attendees had the opportunity to learn more about the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) and the latest project news. The day featured keynotes, sessions, panels, and fireside chats on subjects such as security best practices, vulnerability discovery, securing critical projects, and the future of OSS security.

Highlights from OpenSSF Day Europe

OpenSSF Day EU

Kicking off the day, Master of Ceremonies, Christopher ‘CRob’ Robinson and his goose hat, provided a warm welcome, opening remarks, and introductions to each of our OpenSSF Day speakers. First up, Brian Behlendorf, General Manager of OpenSSF, jumped right in to explain what is OpenSSF? and then Nithya Ruff, Chair of the Linux Foundation Board of Directors and Head, Open Source Program Office, Amazon, took to the stage to speak about a new era for open source security.

Other sessions throughout the day included:

Watch OpenSSF Day EU Recordings

Each of the recordings from OpenSSF Day are now available for you to view on your own schedule. You can watch the individual videos on YouTube or the whole playlist of all the sessions at OpenSSF Day EU here.


Community News Announced at OpenSSF Day EU

Leading up to and throughout OpenSSF Day EU, we made several announcements about new features, guides, grants, areas of focus from the community such as:

Collaboration in Full Force

New at this OpenSSF Day, in person conference attendees had the chance to experience a mini “unconference”. Midday, we broke out into small groups to discuss a variety of topics such as:

  • Security Education in the Open Source Software Security Mobilization Plan & Security Education for Full Stack and Web Developers
  • OpenSSF Contributor Strategy and Maintainer Engagement
  • Malicious Code & Package Publication
  • Improving Organization-wide Visibility

After a great day of sessions, OpenSSF sponsored a reception at the Guinness Storehouse where in person attendees relaxed and networked with one another over good food and drink. Cheers to each of our attendees, speakers, panelists, and community members who made this event a success.

We are currently planning for an OpenSSF presence at Open Source Summit Japan in Yokohama in December. To be first to know about those plans, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and subscribe to the OpenSSF mailing list.