2022 UC Santa Cruz Open Source Symposium

Join us in creating new communities, partnerships, and collaborations in amplifying research impact with open source.

In Case You Missed It, Recordings from The UC Santa Cruz Open Source Symposium are available now!

This year’s event is organized by the UC Santa Cruz Open Source Program Office (OSPO) and we thank our sponsors to help make this event possible. The event follows this code of conduct. It includes keynote speakers, expert panels, and technical workshops, as well as poster presentations highlighting the work of our Open Source Research Experience students. This year we are excited to host keynotes by Demetris Cheatham (GitHub), Nithya Ruff (Amazon), Karsten Wade (Red Hat), and Stephen Walli (Microsoft).

Free for UC affiliated and remote participants
Cost for non-UC affiliated participants: $299

Interested in sponsoring this event? Sponsors get complimentary registration, recognition and other benefits (see below)

Agenda Overview

  • Tue 9/27 @ UC Santa Cruz Hay Barn (directions). Plenary (single-track) sessions. In-person participation limited to 50 people; remote participation also available.

  • Wed 9/28 @ UC Santa Cruz Baskin Engineering 2 (directions). Technical Workshops (two-track). In-person participation limited to 60 people; Remote participation also available.

  • Thu 9/29, Fully Remote. Technical Workshops (single-track).

Detailed Agenda

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Platinum Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors

Alfred P. Sloan Froundation

The Linux Foundation

Baskin Engineering Inclusive Excellence Hub - ieh.soe.ucsc.edu

Center for Research in Open Source Software - cross.ucsc.edu

Gold Sponsors
Gold Sponsors

IBM Research

Silver Sponsors
Silver Sponsors


Sponsor Benefits

Does your organization want to support and promote open source innovation in academia? Do you want to foster collaboration between industry, academia and open source communities? Why not be a sponsor for the 2022 Open Source Research Symposium?

Organizations that sponsor this event will be given public acknowledgement on the Symposium website and agenda, and get free passes for in-person participation.

Sponsorship LevelAmountBenefits
Silver Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
$500Acknowledgements + 1 free registration
Gold Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
$1,000Acknowledgements + 2 free registrations
Platinum Sponsors
Platinum Sponsors
$2,000Acknowledgements + 4 free registrations

If your organization might be interested in sponsoring, please contact Stephanie Lieggi (slieggi@ucsc.edu). You can



Link to UCSC Campus and Parking Map

  • Day 1 at Hay Barn: Parking permits will be available near the Hay Barn (lot 170) with overflow parking nearby in lot 116. Parking permits will be available from attendants upon arrival at the Hay Barn. For late arrivals come to the reception desk in the Hay Barn.

  • Day 2 at Baskin Engineering: Parking permits provided upon arrival at CORE WEST Parking. When you arrive, drive to the third floor of CORE WEST and request a free permit from the attendants. If you arrive after 10am, please go to the parking kiosk at the main entrance to pick up your permit.

Hotels in Santa Cruz

  • Dream Inn
    175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Call 831-426-4330 and ask for the UCSC rate (rates not available online)

  • The Hotel Paradox
    611 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, 95060
    Use code UC0 online for the UCSC rate

  • Fairfield Inn and Suites
    2956 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Use code UC0 online for the UCSC rate

Carlos Maltzahn
Carlos Maltzahn
Retired Adjunct Professor, Sage Weil Presidential Chair for Open Source Software, Founder & Director of CROSS, OSPO

My research interests include programmable storage systems, big data storage & processing, scalable data management, distributed systems performance management, and practical reproducible research.

Stephanie Lieggi
Stephanie Lieggi
Executive Director of OSPO, Executive Director of CROSS, UC Santa Cruz