Get a feel for the Open Source Summit experience through my event journal.
This past September, the European Open Source Summit was held at the impressive Convention Center in Dublin, Ireland.
As Silver Sponsors, Fujitsu was represented by Niki Kennedy, Marcos Figueiredo, Raul Storino, and myself at the event, both at our exhibition booth and at the online virtual booth. We knew our participation would be a great opportunity not only to increase Fujitsu Enterprise Postgres brand recognition, but also to highlight the 20+ years Fujitsu has been contributing to the open source community.
Sustainability and open source technology
There was probably no more apt a location to talk about going green, than the Emerald Isle. The keynote speech was presented by Ross Mauri (GM IBM), who highlighted this year’s key theme of sustainability in open source technology.
As a team, we made sure to look the part, dressed in our Fujitsu emblazoned t-shirts. We were thrilled with how our exhibition booth was kitted out. Complete with an eye-catching backdrop that perfectly represented the sustainability messaging, we also also brought along our star mascot Elle the stuffed Elephant (pictured below with Niki Kennedy), who was quickly snatched up, along with our Greener Technology sustainability brochures, explaining how Fujitsu Enterprise Postgres can help decarbonize compute.
It was interesting to learn many delegates were unaware that the Fujitsu Enterprise Postgres service includes 24x7, 365 days a year support that includes the whole relational database software stack, and not just the Fujitsu Enterprise Postgres additional features over and above PostgreSQL.
The Fujitsu booth
The Open Source Summit provided an opportunity to dispel any confusion and educate attendees about our offering face to face. In the end, we spoke with around 130 delegates and were happy to assist in answering all their questions and help build relationships.
After the past few years with no in-person events due the pandemic, being part of the Open Source Summit was thoroughly enjoyable, and it was great to meet so many other passionate IT professionals.