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Tasktop’s Mik Kersten To Discuss The Transformation Of The Software Industry Through The Open Source Movement At SXSW

March 6, 2013

Kersten will explore the evolution of software delivery and how open source collaboration tools are enabling developers to easily connect and deepen their impact on the industry

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

    Who:   Mik Kersten

           CEO and founder

           Tasktop Technologies

           (www.tasktop.com)

            Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop and lead of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project. His goal is to create the
            collaborative infrastructure needed to connect knowledge workers in the new world of software delivery. At Tasktop,
            Kersten drives the strategic direction of the company, developing key partnerships, and fostering a culture of customer-
            focused innovation. Prior to Tasktop, Mik launched a series of open source tools that changed the way that software
            developers collaborate. Kersten's entrepreneurial contributions have been acknowledged by the 2012 Business in Vancouver
            40 under 40 and as a World Technology Awards finalist in the IT Software category. His software community involvement
            builds on his contributions as one of the most prolific committers to Eclipse, and now includes serving on the Eclipse
            Foundation's Board of Directors and web service standards bodies

    What:  Social Code Graph: The Future of Open Source

            The open source movement is as impactful in size and scope as the ongoing social media movement. The evolution of open
            source is empowering developers and equipping them with tools to drastically change and control the development of the
            software industry. While developers once simply dumped code into various platforms, open source collaboration tools now
            allow them to significantly deepen their impact in the world by connecting with one another. These connections are the
            basis of the "social code graph." A new breed of tool-supported open source practice is reshaping the economic landscape
            and making software delivery the most transparent and connected knowledge work process. During this session, attendees
            will learn about this transformation, why it will impact software development in the next decade, and how one can get
            involved in helping to shape the digital workplace of tomorrow.

    Where: SXSW Conference 2013

           Austin Convention Center

           Ballroom BC

           500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

           Austin, TX 78701

           (http://www.austinconventioncenter.com/)

    When:  Monday, Mar. 11, 2013 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. CDT

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    Info:  To register for this event, please follow this link: (http://sxsw.com/attend)

            For more information on Tasktop Technologies, or arrange an interview with Kersten, please contact Christie Denniston at
            Catapult PR-IR:

           Office Number: 303-581-7760

           Mobile Number: 303-827-5164

           Email: (cdenniston@catapultpr-ir.com)

           Twitter: @prhightech

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