Open seminar with the LIM-IT project

Welcome to an open seminar featuring a presentation by Göran Westerlund with the title "Challenges in working with communities - experiences from a muncipality perspective".

Date: Friday 22 November 2019 (09:15-12:00)
Venue: E112 (in the E-building, ground floor), University of Skövde
Registration: The number of seats is limited. Registration in advance is required. Please register for this event by sending an email with subject "LIM-IT: Open Seminar" containing your name and affiliation to this email address by latest 19 November.

09:15-10:00: Walk-in networking and LIM-IT exhibition (informal networking and gathering)

10:00-10:15: Welcome and introduction to the LIM-IT project (Björn Lundell)

10:15-11:15: Presentation by Göran Westerlund: "Challenges in working with communities - experiences from a muncipality perspective"

11:15-12:00: Q&A related to the presentation by Göran Westerlund, followed by LIM-IT exhibition and networking

Abstract for presentation by Göran Westerlund:
The Digital strategy for Municipality of Alingsås adopted by the municipal council emphasizes the use of open source software and open standards to achieve sustainable digitalization. Sharing solutions and sharing the results of others is therefore a part of everyday life in the municipality. Communities is a common way to organize sharing, development and maintenance of the software. We will look into this matter based on experiences from a municipality perspective. An empirical analysis based both on success stories and less good examples in organizing a community is presented. What do you need to start up a community? What about procurement of open source? How is financing of an open source project shared? What is  key to make open source projects sustainable and how is long-term management handled?

Göran Westerlund is the Chief Digital Officer at the Municipality of Alingsås. He has more that 25 years of experience working with ICT in the municipality sector including the role as an IT-manager. Göran Westerlund has been involved in a variety of different open source projects at local, regional and national levels in Sweden.

Björn Lundell (bjorn.lundell [at], University of Skövde

Further information about the LIM-IT project can be found here.