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Open source is no longer just a synonym for Linux, open source solutions operate in various business systems.

Visitors of Open Source Days conference will have the opportunity to become familiar with key open source solutions that form the basis of business IT systems of many companies today. Solutions for automation, cloud, deployment,mobile application platforms and „containers“ based on open source are enabling many companies to quickly and efficiently implement their business IT systems.

The conference will be attended by representatives of software solutions manufacturers, system integrators, users of IT solutions and IT sector analysts, and as visitors we are expecting leading IT experts from Croatian companies that currently use or plan to use open source based solutions, including decision-makers. Do you recognize yourself among these categories of visitors? We are expecting you at the Open Source Days conference!

See how it was at Open Source Days 2017.

Register for the conference today because the number of participants is limited!


The schedule of the first conference day will include plenary lectures and series of professional lectures.

Educational and  technically oriented workshops will be held on the second day of the conference, designed for IT professionals who want to use the opportunity to learn something new from top experts in particular fields or expand their existing knowledge.

The conference ends on the third day, during which all interested participants will be given the chance to obtain Red Hat Certifications free of charge!
The conference is organized by the leading digital educational institution in the region: Algebra

First conference day

Program, September 28th

DAY 1 - CONFERENCE DAY – Hotel Academia, Tkalčićeva 88         
08:30 - 09:00
Registration & Breakfast
09:00 - 09:15Opening speech
(Tomislav Dominković, CEO, Algebra & Dragutin Živković, product manager for Red Hat, Algebra)
09:15 - 10:00Keynote 1 *: The digital transformation journey
(Branislav Bukva & Radek Vokál, Red Hat)
Find out what digital transformation looks like with open code solutions and Red Hat! The technology has a crucial impact on business development - today's business is impossible to imagine without cloud, deep data analysis, mobile applications, infrastructure utilization and platform based on service and automation. In this lecture, you will learn how to go through the digital transformation process and implement these technologies by relying on open source solutions, and how Red Hat can help you with its solutions.
10:00 - 10:45Keynote 2: Open Source technologies on Azure – what's new?
(Tomislav Tipurić, Microsoft Croatia)
It's been over a year since we met the last time. Meanwhile, Azure is enriched with various new functionalities from the world of open technologies, both in infrastructure and platform part. In this lecture, we will go through the most important ones in the form of new opportunities for launching containerized solutions on Azure in partnership with Red Hat, native Linux-based applications on Azure App Services and DB-as-a-Service solutions for MySQL, Postgres, and Mongo databases.
10:45 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 11:45Business case: Open Source solutions in APIS IT
(Filip Kaić & Marin Katić, APIS IT)
APIS IT is a company that is synonymous with state administration computerization - we have been developing and maintaining key information systems in the country for more than 50 years. For many years now we have been following open source development and applying the best solutions in our own business and information systems of our clients.
The presentation's focus will be on the recent projects where we have successfully applied open source tools and concepts, based on cloud-native principles such as containerization, micro services, and DevOps. Filip Kaić, a senior developer and open source enthusiast, and Marin Katić, a team leader in the web and mobile solutions development department will present experiences in application of open source code and solutions based on APIS IT.
11:50 - 12:20Highly available VPN System
(Marko Bencek, Scopic Software/Algebra)
The open source based concept, combined with automatization and smart hosting provider services, creates a powerful, affordable, and scalable service. Scopic software will present how Scopic software implemented the VPN, the challenges Scopic software faced along the way, and how Scopic software managed to avoid vendor and hosting provider locking while keeping desired features at the same time.
Mobile application development with Red Hat
(Robert Buljević, Red Hat/Veracomp)
Red Hat is not (only ) Linux: with its broad infrastructure and middleware solutions portfolio, Red Hat helps partners and customers deliver IT solutions faster to the market, thus enabling new lines of business and additional revenue sources. As an example of this broad portfolio, take a look at how Red Hat Mobile application platform (RHMAP) can bring your business closer to customers.
12:20 - 13:20Lunch
13:20 - 13:50Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure
(Vedran Dakić, Algebra)
Microsoft and Red Hat signed a collaboration agreement in 2016 by which Red Hat solutions became available in Microsoft Azure cloud service. In this lecture, we will present the possibilities of using different Red Hat-based solutions in Microsoft Azure, and models and ways of using these resources in today's cloud-based and hybrid business.
The evolution of Linux – From containers to OpenShift PaaS & how to get started
(Kristijan Walter, Red Hat/Veracomp)
The operating system that revolutionized the data center over the past two decades is now aiming to revolutionize how we package, deploy and manage applications in the cloud. See how RHEL evolved to a modern enterprise operating system to support newest technologies and make life easier not just for developers, but also for system administrators. You don't need a data center just to get started. Recent options and projects make it easier to test all relevant functionalities and concepts, even on your laptop.
13:55 - 14:25Fedora - the Future of Red Hat Enterprise Linux *
(Radek Vokál, Red Hat)
A dive into new features that are being under development in Fedora. What are the possible ways for Red Hat Enterprise Linux? How does community of contributors and Red Hat partners influencing technology? What will flexible operating system look like? Are containers the real future of the OS?
14:25 - 14:55Let's do it the Open Source way …*
(Radek Vokál, Red Hat)
Open Source has radically changed the way software is being developed and maintained. Thanks to Red Hat it is the default development method for creating new software. How does Red Hat leverage from Open Source development? How are Open Source methods reused beyond just development? What are the good, the bad and the ugly?
14:55 - 16:00Veracomp beer party & prize winning gameBistro St. Michael

The main prize is sponsored by Veracomp - Dron SKY PHANTOM
Consolidation prize is sponsort by the organizer, Otvoreno učilište Algebra - Amazon gift card - 100£.


Second conference day

Program, September 29th

DAY 2 - WORKSHOPS - Algebra University College, Ilica 242        
08:30 - 09:00
Registration & breakfast
09:00 - 13:00Ansible basics
(Marko Bencek, Algebra)
Workshop will teach participants the basics of Ansible and demonstrate the creation of a simple Ansible playbook from start to finish.

13:00 - 13:30Registration & light lunch
13:30 - 17:30Deployment of Red Hat solutions in Microsoft Azure
(Vedran Dakić, Algebra)
Deployment of Red Hat based solutions in Microsoft Azure. Test-drive Red Hat OpenShift solutions in Microsoft Azure cloud.

* 100 USD Azure Pass which will be used at workshop is included in the price.


Obtain the Red Hat Certification worth 2,625 kuna free of charge on September 30th, the third day of the conference! The number of participants is limited!

Use the opportunity – become a certified Red Hat expert!

Save 2,625 kuna and obtain Red Hat Certification free of charge at Open Source Days conference!

On September 30th, 2017, participants of Open Source Days conference will be given the opportunity to obtain the Red Hat Certification – RHCSA (Red Hat Certified System Administrator) free of charge.

The main conference sponsor, Red Hat, and the largest regional training center, Algebra, will enable 15 selected participants to take the RHCSA examination.


Priority in application for free RHCSA certification have first and second day conference participants.
Registration for certification exam does not guarantee access to the exam as the number of participants is limited. The organizers will select individuals who will take the exam based on the content of their applications and motivation letter and will notify them of time and place of examination no later than September 20th, 2017. The value of the certification exam is 2,100 kuna +VAT.

Third conference day

Program, September 30th

DAY 3 - FREE RHCSA CERTIFICATION DAY - Algebra University College, Ilica 242         
09:00 - 11:30Free RHCSA Certification Day *
Obtain the Red Hat Certification worth 2,625 kuna free of charge on the third conference day, September 30th, 2017. The number of participants is limited.



Branislav Bukva,
Red Hat

Red Hat Training Business Development Manager & Head of Red Hat Academy EMEA, Red Hat is responsible for the Red Hat Training business in the Eastern European region, and manages the Red Hat training ecosystem, making sure that he understand partners and customers using Red Hat’s training offerings and how to benefit from them. His role is key in helping and enabling Red Hat customers keep their technical skills up to date as adopt new and emerging technologies. On the other hand, as head of Red Hat Academy, Branislav is engaging with different academic institutions in Europe and turning them into centers for enterprise-ready talent by outfitting them with Red Hat Training.

Radek Vokál,
Red Hat

Radek Vokál, Senior Engineering Manager started his carrier as Open Source developer and enthusiast. Over last 15 years move from development to management role and these days is responsible for core technologies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora. During that time he also established core collaboration between Red Hat and several universities in Czech Republic. He loves presenting to people excited about Open Source and is one of the main organizers of Czech Developer conference – Radek is based in Brno, Czech Republic.

Tomislav Tipuric, Microsoft-1

Tomislav Tipurić,
Microsoft Croatia

Tomislav Tipurić is a Partner Technology Strategist at Microsoft Croatia who is primarily responsible for Microsoft partners that include cloud services in their standard offer and base their business model on Azure, Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud technologies.

Marin Katić,

Marin Katić is Team Leader in web development and mobile solutions department

Filip Kaić,

Filip Kaić is Senior developer and open source enthusiast

Kristijan Walter,
Red Hat/VeraComp

Kristijan Walter, Presales engineer, Veracomp comes with years-long experience in the IT and telecommunications sector, from a domestic company that is in the midst of a digital transformation. He currently works at Veracomp as a presales engineer, in charge of networking, telecommunications and data center solutions.

Robert Buljević,

Robert Buljević is technical director at Veracomp where he leads a team of engineers supporting sales operations. He went from support and delivery engineer to presales engineer, with many years of experience selling, implementing and supporting enterprise IT solutions, mainly in the area of network and application security (antimalware, antispam, DLP, etc).


Vedran Dakić,

Vedran Dakić, has been working with Red Hat Linux since 1996, since the 3.0.3 version (Picasso). He gained the experience with open source systems working on projects in the Republic of Croatia and abroad. He has been working as a Red Hat Instructor (RHCI) since 2006 and as an examiner (RHCX) since 2013. In addition, he has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer and VMware Consultant for years now.

Marko Bencek-1

Marko Bencek,
Scopic Software / Algebra

Marko Bencek – Senior System Administrator, DevOps, Scopic software LLC is a Linux system administrator with over 15 years of experience who has been working mainly with HA systems and automations during the past years. Marko is Algebra’s Red Hat instructor with multiple years of experience.

Need More Information? Contact Us!

If you have any questions about the Conference, please contact:
Dragutin Živković
+385 1 2222 163

The conference will be held in

Hotel Academia
Ivana Tkalčića 88
10000 Zagreb

Worshops and FREE OF CHARGE RHCSA certification will be held in:

Algebra University College
Ilica 242
10000 Zagreb