In the Media Aug 17, 2012

Globant, sponsor of the Free Software Regional Summit (Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre)

Buenos Aires, August 2008 - Globant, Latin American leader in software product development and maintenance, is sponsoring the eight edition of the “Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre”, which will take place from August 21st to August 23rd in the Belgrano University.
 
During the Summit, organized by CaFeLUG (Free Software Users Group from Buenos Aires), developers, programmers, IT experts and entrepreneurs will gather to exchange ideas, share techniques, discuss and explore free technologies such as Perl, MySQL, JAVA, PHP, Python, Linux, Apache and many more.
 
Globant´s experts Juan Pereryra, Web UI Specialist; Gonzalo Auné, OpenSocial Software Developer; and Emilio Gutter, Agile Mentor, will offer lectures on the following subjects: 

- Thursday 21, 10 hs: Juan Pereyra, "Developing a Web 2.0 Project" (Roca Auditorium) 
- Thursday 21, 12 hs.: Gonzalo Auné, "Introduction to OpenSocial and Social Networks" (Roca Auditorium)
- Friday 22, 14 hs.: Emilio Gutter, "The Open Source Development process with Agile Methodologies” (Roca Auditorium)

“Since Globant was borne we have actively supported the Open Source movement. We are deeply committed to the community and our Globers are permanently collaborating with them. We are really proud of their dedication and knowledge, that’s why our involvement in this Summit is extremely important,” said Guibert Englebienne, Globant CTO.

The Summit is a regional event organized to promote the use and development of Free Software. “This meeting is extremely valuable because it allows IT professionals –particularly those of us who work with Open Source, to share our practices, opinions, methodologies, etc. I think it’s absolutely interesting to show our experiences solving problems in highly competitive environments with Open Source. Sharing these practices leads us to increase the quality of our daily work and lets us strengthen our position as international leaders in the IT industry,” explains Juan Pereyra.  

Emilio Gutter stated: "The Summit is a big initiative that promotes and expands the Free Software community in Argentina. It’s a great opportunity to support this movement and to keep on expanding it throughout the country and Latin America”.

About Globant
Globant is the Latin American leader in software product development and maintenance outsourcing. With a rational blended approach of leveraging Open-Source and proprietary software, Globant gives companies agility and flexibility while mitigating risk and reducing total cost of ownership. Globant’s proprietary SmartStaffing Technology™ yields high performance teams that enable companies to quickly develop their software products faster and gain an edge in the competitive landscape with the lowest total cost of ownership. Globant is a privately held, privately funded company headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina with offices in Tandil and La Plata in Argentina, Palo Alto, Phoenix and Boston in the United States, Mexico City and London. For more information, visit www.globant.com.

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