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POSSCON 2016 – Cancelled

Below is an update from IT-oLogy

While the 2015 conference was very successful – more than 850 registered – the decision has been made to postpone POSSCON until 2017. It was a tough decision to make, but a prudent one. IT-oLogy’s primary goal and focus is to deliver technology education programs, and the conference this particular year would have impacted the organization’s ability to do that in a variety of ways. As a result, the best course of action is to come back strong in the future. We apologize ahead of time for any inconvenience and hope you’ll consider supporting the event moving forward. We have always greatly appreciated the support of the community, and we sincerely hope it continues. In addition, please take a look at IT-oLogy’s programming and consider getting involved.




Although I was unable to attend the first day of events due to a conflicting meeting in Atlanta (TAG – Georgia Technology Summit) I did manage to attend the after hours party and an impromptu “Birds of a Feather” discussion on the NIH challenge of taking a developed product “open source”.  Many options were presented including the Drupal and Apache models.

Some of the highlights of Day Two (Thursday)

The Synergy Between Open Source and Healthcare – A great history of Anesthesia system development and implementation at Duke.

Healthcare Panel Discussion – The panel contained all M.D.’s (something you never see at open source meetings) and was a great opportunity to get perspectives from  practicing ,  government, academic, and commercial physicians.

Alembic Foundation – A background on the new foundation which will carry the CONNECT project forward.

The Development & Growth of the OpenEMR Project – An overview of the project history and current status (Certification under way).


Thank you again for the great job organizing the event and finding quality speakers.   I look forward to another healthcare track next year.




The fourth annual Palmetto Open Source Software Conference (POSSCON)  is March 23, 24, and 25  in Columbia, SC.  This year POSSCON has included a track on healthcare.

The goal of the event is to provide affordable access to quality open source education in the southeast U.S, an area that currently has little of it.




Started in 2008, the Palmetto Open Source Software Conference (POSSCON) quickly grew in 2009 to an event with more than 200 attendees from four (4) states (South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida), twenty (20) speakers, and more than twenty private and government entity participants.  In fact, POSSCON grew so fast in 2009 we’ve moved the 2010 conference to a new location – the Columbia Convention Center in the heart of Columbia, SC.