Register: 2022 UC Santa Cruz Open Source Symposium

Registration is now open!

The UC Open Source Research Symposium (successor to the CROSS Research Symposia series) is happy to be able to mix in-person, hybrid and fully remote activities in an effort to provide a larger audience the opportunity to learn about the cutting edge open source research being done throughout the University of California. Participants can interact with UC faculty, graduate students, and affiliated researchers, and discuss future directions and discover areas of collaboration from campuses throughout the UC system.

Returning after a two year hiatus, the Symposium will once again include the annual UC Santa Cruz Systems Research Lab’s Oktoberfest barbeque on the evening of the first day of the symposium.

This year’s event is organized by the UC Santa Cruz Open Source Program Office (OSPO) and we thank our sponsors to help make this event possible. It will include keynote speakers, expert panels, and technical workshops, as well as poster presentations highlighting the work of our Open Source Research Experience students. This year we are excited to host keynotes by Demetris Cheatham (GitHub), Nithya Ruff (Amazon), Karsten Wade (Red Hat), and Stephen Walli (Microsoft).

Free for UC affiliated and remote participants
Cost for non-UC affiliated participants: $299

Interested in sponsoring this event? Sponsors get complimentary registration, recognition and other benefits (see below)

Agenda Overview

  • Tue 9/27 @ UC Santa Cruz Hay Barn. Plenary (single-track) sessions. In-person participation limited to 50 people; remote participation also available.

  • Wed 9/28 @ UC Santa Cruz Baskin Engineering 2, 5th Floor. Technical Workshops (two-track). In-person participation limited to 60 people; Remote participation also available.

  • Thu 9/29, Fully Remote. Technical Workshops (two-track).

Detailed Agenda (scroll)



Alfred P. Sloan Froundation

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Sponsor Benefits

Does your organization want to support and promote open source innovation in academia? Do you want to foster collaboration between industry, academia and open source communities? Why not be a sponsor for the 2022 Open Source Research Symposium?

Organizations that sponsor this event will be given public acknowledgement on the Symposium website and agenda, and get free passes for in-person participation.

Sponsorship Level Amount Benefits
Silver $500 Acknowledgements + 1 free registration
Gold $1,000 Acknowledgements + 2 free registrations
Platinum $2,000 Acknowledgements + 4 free registrations

If your organization might be interested in sponsoring, please contact Stephanie Lieggi (

Stephanie Lieggi
Stephanie Lieggi
Executive Director of OSPO, Executive Director of CROSS
Carlos Maltzahn
Carlos Maltzahn
Adjunct Professor, Sage Weil Presidential Chair for Open Source Software, Founder & Director of CROSS, OSPO

My research interests include programmable storage systems, big data storage & processing, scalable data management, distributed systems performance management, and practical reproducible research.