Sharing America's Code with

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Every 2nd Saturday of the month until May 10, 2019

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

7900 Westpark Drive Suite A550 · Tysons, VA

How to find us

There is a parking garage to the left of the building (please do NOT park under the building). Parking is will be validated. There is WiFi but power may be at a premium.

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Leveraging the power of code sharing and collaboration, saves significant taxpayer dollars for the American people by helping the U.S. government cut down on duplicative software development. This initiative indexes open source projects from America’s federal agencies from the EPA to the DOD to GSA. Join the Northern Virginia Linux Users Group (NOVALUG) for a morning with, and learn about their successes (and challenges) with open sourcing America’s code. has indexed nearly 3900 Open Source Software projects from the U.S. Government. Showcased at this event will be some exciting projects including NSA-WALKOFF, CDC-MicrobeTrace, NASA-WorldWind, and USDOT-CARMA Autonomous vehicle platform.

Invited Speakers:
Joseph Castle, Director at
Andrew Heibel, NSA Lead Developer on “Walkoff” Project
Amin Mehr, Deputy Director at
Ricardo Reyes, Open Source Director at

10:00AM - 10:30AM Networking
10:30AM - 11:30AM Presentations
Joe Castle – OMB Federal Source Code Policy | Open Sourcing GSA | U.S. Government OSS Examples
Andrew Heibel, discussion of the “Walkoff” Project and its overall impact within the OSS community
Amin Mehr, Platform Reusability and Projected Direction
Ricardo Reyes – Open Source Community Involvement
11:30AM - 12:00PM Questions