Upcoming events

We're thrilled to announce our first Hybrid event of 2024 ‘Open Source for Innovation in Universities’ to spotlight the role of open source software (OSS) in driving technological advancements and fostering open research within academia. Date: 20th of March 2024

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm GMT

Location: University of Galway & Online

Why You Should Attend: Uncover the latest global trends in OSS and its impact on academic research and industry collaborations. Learn from industry leaders like (Pen-Yuan Hsing) Pen-Yuan H. (NASA's Transform to Open Science (TOPS), Tobias Gabriel from SAP, and Daniel Izquierdo Cortázar, PhD from Bitergia, as they share insights on open source's transformative potential to collaborate and innovate.

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Open Source for Innovation in Universities

With 98% of the world’s software now containing open source software, it is recognised as being central to all future technological advancements. Open Source Software (OSS) and tools also form a critical part of Open Research practices. This event explores the most recent global trends in open source in the academic context. Expert speakers will examine how open source relates to open research and how it impacts academic-industry collaborations. We will discuss how Irish universities are evolving to address the opportunities and challenges relating to open source.

Join us for this inspiring event, a part of the Lero Open Source and Open Science Programme Office (Lero-OSPO) initiative.

The event will take place in-person at the University of Galway, and will be streamed online.

Lero-OSPO is dedicated to fostering engagement between Lero members, stakeholders and the broader open source community while promoting Open Science activities within Lero.


  • 09:00 - 09:30 Registration

  • 09:30 - 09:45 Welcome Address

  • 09:45 - 10:15 “Overview of Open Source Global Trends”

  • 10:15 - 10:45 “The Critical Role of Open Source in Open Research”

  • 10:45 - 11:00 Break

  • 11:00 - 11:30 "The Global Impact of OSS on Industry Collaborations."

  • 11:30 - 12:15 Panel Session - “Irish universities & open source - charting the future”

  • 12:15 - 12:30 Closing Remarks


Tobias Gabriel is a Senior Developer at the SAP Open Source Program Office (OSPO), a team dedicated to guiding and facilitating SAP's engagement with Open Source Software. Not only how Open Source is consumed, but as well how SAP can contribute and publish it.

Tobias focus is on improving the developer experience, mostly through technical improvements in the processes and tools used. He is a strong advocate for keeping things simple and easy to use.

Pen-Yuan Hsing, is an advocate for open science and participatory research, serves as a Co-Advisor for NASA's Transform to Open Science (TOPS) mission. His talk will highlight the indispensable role of open source software in facilitating open research, particularly in environmental science and technology.

Daniel Izquierdo Cortázar, CEO and co-founder of Bitergia, specialises in software analytics for open and InnerSource ecosystems. His work emphasises data quality, novel metrics, and analytical studies to benefit Bitergia's clientele. With a PhD focused on the analysis of developer activities within the Mozilla community, Daniel contributes significantly to CHAOSS (Community Health Analytics for Open Source Software) as a board member and serves as VP at the InnerSource Commons Foundation.


Past events




November 2nd & 3rd 2023

Royal Irish Academy (RIA)

The inaugural National Open Research Festival (#NORFest2023) organised by Ireland’s National Open Research Forum (NORF) and takes place in the Royal Irish Academy. This event will be delivered with the support of NORF’s coordinating organisation, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), the RIA and the expertise of the Festival Programme Committee. NORFest provides a forum for the research community to present and discuss work related to Ireland’s transition towards open research.

March 24th 2023

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Conference Title: Open Source Innovation in Universities

Sharing Open Source Trends and Experiences in Open Science, Innovation, Knowledge Transfer, & IPR.


On March 24th, OSPO++ is organizing an event to discuss emerging trends relating to open source in Open Science, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer. We will be gathering to share recent experiences from universities and public research institutions from around the world. OSPO++ is partnering with Trinity College Dublin and Lero to bring you this event.

February 1st 2023


Git Training Workshop. A workshop on Git showing the basics of using Git and GitHub. Topics covered git basic, introduction to GitHub, collaboration in GitHub, dealing with Merge Conflicts, working with branches. Delivered by Mr. Sushant Bajracharya.


October 21st, 2022

UL Glucksman Library

Launch of Lero’s Open Science Charter and Open Source Programme Office followed by a lecture on ‘Ireland’s National Agenda for Open Research’ by Dr Daniel Bangert, National Open Research Coordinator, Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy.


October 7-9th, 2022

Tierney Building, UL

World of Code Hackathon delivered by Dr Audris Mockus the creator of the World of Code dataset/tool. The three-day workshop which was open to students at all levels, postdoctoral researchers, academic staff, and anybody who had an interest.