We spent this past weekend in Los Angeles at the SCaLE 19X conference and it was a great time. Three of our board members were speakers at this year’s conference. Aeva Black’s keynote presentation was on Saturday, July 29th. They discussed what Open Source maintainers can begin doing to prepare for federal SBoM (software bill of materials) requirements under discussion in Congress today.
New OSI board member’s Josh Berkus and Amanda Brock also spoke at this year’s event. Berkus spoke about voting software. He explored the Open Source options available for voting software and spoke in-depth into how Elekto works. Brock talked about the state of Open Source in government. She discussed how Open Source software got to this position, challenges and risks faced, and the needs of curation and stewardship to build critical infrastructure in 2022 and beyond.
We thoroughly enjoyed this year’s conference and it was wonderful to see people in person again. Thank you to everyone who joined as an OSI member. So much of SCaLE is run by volunteers – thank you to Ilan Rabinovitch and all of the other hardworking volunteers for another fantastic event.