Kohacon 2009

The creators and developers of Koha, the first open
source Integrated Library System (ILS), today announced that KohaCon
2009– a conference for current and interested users of the Koha
Integrated Library System— will be held in Plano, Texas, April 16 &17,
2009.

KohaCon 2009 is the sequel to the first ever KohaCon–held in Paris,
France in 2006– which brought together users and developers worldwide.
KohaCon 2009 will feature an international slate of speakers (both Koha
users and active Koha contributors) conducting presentations and
workshops on a diverse range of topics. Topics will include technical
information on how to develop for the various modules of Koha, support
options, and even panel discussions featuring users of Koha talking
about their experiences with the software.

“We expect this event to have wide appeal,” said Paul Poulain, BibLibre,
CEO and Release Manager of Koha 2.x

“The conference is for both techies and non-techies. In addition to
presentations on the technical side of Koha, the conference will serve
as a hands-on introduction to how users and developers around the world
collaborate to make the Koha open-source software possible,” Poulain
explained.

“Kohacon 2009 will be huge, everything is bigger in Texas. Plus you
get to hear from some of the veteran Koha developers, complete with
funny accents. What more could you want?” said Chris Cormack, one of the
original authors
of the Koha version 1.0, and current Translation Manager for the Project.

This is a FREE conference. There is no registration fee, but conference
organizers are requesting that all attendees pre-register using the
registration form found at:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pMSkZuQLLHD_R8MFCGWz4OQ

Details (travel, hotels, tentative agenda, etc) can be found on the Koha
wiki at:
http://wiki.koha.org/doku.php?id=kohacon2009

About Koha

Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). Gifted by
Horowhenua Library Trust and now in use worldwide, its development is
steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve
their technology goals. The impressive set of features available in Koha
continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. Koha
has lived up to its name, which means ‘Gift’ in the Maori language of
New Zealand.

To learn more about the Koha project, visit:
http://koha.org

Press Contact:
Paul POULAIN
http://www.biblibre.com

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