Jack M. Germain writes on Tech News World:
The success of The Linux Foundation’s first virtual summit may well have set the standard for new levels of open source participation.
Summit masters closed the virtual doors of the four-day joint gathering on July 2. The event hosted the Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America 2020 and ended with more than 4,000 registrants from 109 countries.
The online platform InXpo enabled participants to be part of a real immersive technical gathering. They also can view on-demand content of sponsor resources and conference sessions for one year.
The InXpo platform enabled attendees to:
- View 250+ informative educational sessions and tutorials, across 14 different technology tracks, and participate in live Q&A;
- Join the ‘hallway track’ and collaborate via topic-based networking lounges in group chats, and connect with attendees in 1:1 chats;
- Visit the 3D virtual sponsor showcase and booths to speak directly with company representatives, view demos, download resources, view job openings and share contact info.
The summit’s virtual format also provided attendees the chance to “gamify” their event experience by earning points and winning prizes for attending sessions, visiting sponsor booths, and answering trivia questions.