OUCE 2016

13th - 15th September, Europe, University in Fulda

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The OpenNMS User Conference Europe is a series of conferences focused on all the things around monitoring and network management. Our conferences create a time and place for the community to share information, discuss ideas and work together to improve monitoring with the free software OpenNMS.


The OUCE 2016 is 1 day training and 2 days talks and workshops around network monitoring

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The OUCE 2016 conference takes place at the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda

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Speaker and Talks

You want to be a speaker at OUCE 2016? Feel free to join the Call for Paper which is open until 1. August 2016. We are happy to give you a spot on this page, please provide a short text about you and some links to your blog or social media places and get also listed in our list of registered talks.

Alexander Finger

Senior Business Development Manager at Swisscom

Alexander Finger is member of the OGP, the Order of the green Polo, IT professional and PMI certified project management professional. He is responsible for much of the design and testing of many of the carrier grade features of OpenNMS. Last but not least Alexander Finger worked with Ronny Trommer and Klaus Thielking-Riechert on the German-language book OpenNMS: Netzwerkmanagement mit freier Software.

Benjamin Reed

CIO at The OpenNMS Group

Ben has been involved with open-source software for over 20 years, and has had his hands in the OpenNMS codebase nearly since its inception. He is currently CIO of The OpenNMS Group but wears many hats, spending the majority of his time in software engineering.

David Hustace

COO at The OpenNMS Group

David Hustace began his Information Technology career as a US Army Officer during a transition phase from manually computed Artillery gunnery to a hardened computer system. Following a formal IT education, he transitioned from the Field Artillery to the Army Signal Corps and began writing software, building networks, and managing secure communication and data processing centers. He was awarded a Meritorious Service Metal for the development of an application that integrated mainframe computer data with secure telecommunication systems thereby saving the Army millions of dollars in the operational and maintenance costs associated with expensive and antiquated hardware solutions. In the private sector, David began network management consulting for enterprises and service providers using commercial software solutions such as OpenView and NetCool until co-founding The OpenNMS Group, Inc. in 2004; where he continues to serve as its COO responsible for sales and product management. He has subsequently retired as Captain, US Army Reserve, and continues to enjoy defining new markets and creating new business opportunities for OpenNMS as well as developing software, playing golf, running marathons, and participating in the ever growing open source software world that is OpenNMS.

Duyhai Doan

Apache Cassandra Evangelist at DataStax

He spends his time between technical presentations/meetups on Cassandra, coding on open source projects like Achilles or Apache Zeppelin to support the community and helping all companies using Cassandra to make their project successful. Previously he was working as a freelance Java/Cassandra consultant.

Jeff Gehlbach

Director of Applied Innovation at The OpenNMS Group

Jeff has worked with free software since the mid-1990s and has practiced the discipline of large-scale network management since 2000. His current role as Director of Applied Innovation at The OpenNMS Group lets him continue both these pursuits, and even affords him to write the occasional line or two of code.

Ken Eshelby

I enjoy most everything. I do IT, 4x4 and offroad expeditions, photography, food and nutrition, history of cultures and travel... nothing is out of bounds.

Markus von Rüden

Senior Developer

Markus von Rüden’s profession is Software Engineering with experience over 7 years in enterprise application development.

Ronny Trommer

Documentarian and OpenNMS Evangelist

Ronny Trommer is an elected OGP member and wrote with his two friends Alexander Finger and Klaus Thielking-Riechert the German book about OpenNMS. He mentored in Google Summer of Code 2011, 2012 and 2013 for the OpenNMS project.

Tarus Balog

Mouth of OpenNMS

Tarus Balog has been involved in managing communications networks professionally since 1988, and unprofessionally since 1978 when he got his first computer a TRS-80 from Radio Shack. Having worked as a network management consultant for many years, he was constantly frustrated in the lack of flexibility involved in commercial solutions such as OpenView and Tivoli, as well as shocked by their high prices. Looking for a better solution, he turned to open source and joined the OpenNMS project in 2001 and became the principal administrator of the project in 2002. Since then he has managed not only to make a living working with free software, but the OpenNMS Group, the services company behind the project, has thrived, and currently has over 150 customers in 25 countries.

Uwe Bergmann


Uwe Bergmann studied applied informatics at Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences with focus on telecommunications. Since 2003 he is CEO at NETHINKS GmbH. With his company he supported the OpenNMS User Conference for the last four years. His main focus is on optimization of IT processes and IT infrastructure in companies using OpenNMS.

Mobile Schedule with Giggity

If you want to be up to date with the schedule you can use Giggity. You have to add the URL of the OUCE event by copy and pasting the URL of the XML output of the schedule.

Tuesday - 13.09.2016
Training / Barcamp
Wednesday - 14.09.2016
Conference Day 1
Thursday - 15.09.2016
Conference Day 2

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