Tasktop's Mik Kersten To Discuss The Transformation Of The Software Industry Through The Open Source Movement At SXSW

Kersten will explore the evolution of software delivery and how open source collaboration tools are enabling developers to easily connect and deepen their impact on the industry

Mar 06, 2013, 09:03 ET from Tasktop Technologies

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


Mik Kersten

CEO and founder

Tasktop Technologies


Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop and lead of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project. His goal is to create the collaborative infrastructure needed to connect knowledge workers in the new world of software delivery. At Tasktop, Kersten drives the strategic direction of the company, developing key partnerships, and fostering a culture of customer-focused innovation. Prior to Tasktop, Mik launched a series of open source tools that changed the way that software developers collaborate. Kersten's entrepreneurial contributions have been acknowledged by the 2012 Business in Vancouver 40 under 40 and as a World Technology Awards finalist in the IT Software category. His software community involvement builds on his contributions as one of the most prolific committers to Eclipse, and now includes serving on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors and web service standards bodies


Social Code Graph: The Future of Open Source

The open source movement is as impactful in size and scope as the ongoing social media movement. The evolution of open source is empowering developers and equipping them with tools to drastically change and control the development of the software industry. While developers once simply dumped code into various platforms, open source collaboration tools now allow them to significantly deepen their impact in the world by connecting with one another. These connections are the basis of the "social code graph." A new breed of tool-supported open source practice is reshaping the economic landscape and making software delivery the most transparent and connected knowledge work process. During this session, attendees will learn about this transformation, why it will impact software development in the next decade, and how one can get involved in helping to shape the digital workplace of tomorrow.


SXSW Conference 2013

Austin Convention Center

Ballroom BC

500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Austin, TX 78701



Monday, Mar. 11, 2013 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. CDT


#Tasktop CEO @mik_kersten to discuss #opensource movement during #SXSW



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For more information on Tasktop Technologies, or arrange an interview with Kersten, please contact Christie Denniston at Catapult PR-IR:

Office Number: 303-581-7760

Mobile Number: 303-827-5164

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