Conference Connecting Ideas Open Source
ON SITE Bertha-Benz-Saal Wednesday, April 24, 10:00

The Academy Software Foundation is 5 years old!

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The Academy Software Foundation is 5 years old!

It was 5 years ago that a group of Chief Technology Officers from Studios and Software companies decided to create an organization with the mission to become a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries, to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound.

Today, the Academy Software Foundation supports a strong ecosystem of open source engineers that is becoming stronger everyday, while hosting 14 projects that were used in movies such as Nimona, Oppenheimer, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Creator, Napoleon, Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1, Elemental, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko.

Attend this session to learn what the Foundation has accomplished during the last 5 years and, more importantly, discuss where we intend to go in the next 5 years, starting with Dev Days and the Summer Learning Program. Come equipped with your ideas and suggestions, because anyone can contribute to open source projects!



David Morin, Executive Director, Academy Software Foundation

David Morin is Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation.

At the Academy Software Foundation, David works for the Governing Board to develop the use of open source software in the motion picture industry.

David earned a B.Sc.A. in computer science from Laval University (Quebec City, Canada) and has participated in the development of 3D software and virtual production since “Jurassic Park” at companies such as Softimage, Microsoft, Avid Technology, Autodesk and Epic Games. Today he is president of David Morin, LLC, a diversified consultancy specializing in open source software and immersive production. David also chairs the Joint Technology Committee on Virtual Production of the ASC, and a past co-chair of the Joint Technology Subcommittee on Previsualization.

David believes that motion pictures will soon become pure software, and that developing a strong software engineering community is critical to the future of the industry.