Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Open source 2025: The future of application development

Rod Cope (Rogue Wave Software)
11:00am11:40am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The Cutting Edge
Location: Meeting Room 18 A/B
Level: Beginner
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Software developers, IT administrators, architects, development managers, CIOs, and CTOs

What you'll learn

  • Understand the importance of specific open source technologies today as they relate to the predicted popular innovations of tomorrow—with advice on how to plan for the future
  • Explore historical trends in open source and current open source technologies that are paving the way to the future


What we thought of as the future of open source is already here, so how do we define the next future? Rod Cope explains how different aspects of machine intelligence, augmented reality, high-performance computing, and massive bandwidth will be the fundamental drivers to future application success as we build upon lower barriers to entry and shift from improving technology to improving life.

Rod shares his 20-year journey from the forefront of open source to a predicted future where the IoT and big data are the new normal and the key questions are less “How can we do it?” and more “How do we make it better?” Rod also explains what developers and software leaders can do now in terms of research, planning, and investment to get the most out of our inevitable future.

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Rod Cope

Rogue Wave Software

Rod Cope is CTO of Rogue Wave Software. Rod has spoken on various technical and business topics at Strata/Big Data, OSCON, Embedded World, Embedded Systems Conference, ApacheCon, and LinuxCon. He received the JavaOne Rockstar award three years in a row.