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Open Object is an open source Python framework that lets you build your enterprise applications extremely fastly and easily. Open Object is the framework used by the leading open source enterprise management software: Open ERP (http://www.openerp.com).
It includes an ORM, a workflow engine, several report designers, a MDX engine, a dashboard designer, a module system, a process designer, an automated migration engine, web-services, and much more…
When you develop on Open Object, you get a web (Ajax) and a rich application (GTK & QT) with the same code. Open Object has also more than 350 modules dedicated to enterprise management: crm, sales, accounting, document management system, BI, etc.
In this talk, I will show how to develop a complete business application in a few minutes. The scenario will be based on a school management application need. The application will cover: planning of courses, management of students and teachers, different reports, workflow of courses, subscription and link to an internal documentation management system and a student portal.
Fabien Pinckaers was only eighteen years old when he started his first company. Today, over ten years later, he has founded and managed several new technology companies, all based on Free / Open Source software.
He originated Tiny ERP, now Open ERP, and is the director of two companies including OpenERP. In four years he has grown the OpenERP from one to sixty-five employees without loans or external fund-raising prior to raising 4 million dollars in 2010 and leading the expansion of OpenERP in over 50 countries.
He has also developed several large scale projects, such as Auction-in-Europe.com, which become the leader in the art market in Belgium. Even today people sell more art works there than on ebay.be.
He is also the founder of the LUG (Linux User Group) of Louvain-la-Neuve, and of several free projects like OpenReport, OpenStuff and Tiny Report. Educated as a civil engineer (polytechnic), he has won several IT prizes in Europe such as Wired and l’Inscene.