The team at All Things Open would like to sincerely thank everyone involved in the the inaugural Open Source 101 conference.
The one-day event, designed to teach the fundamentals of open source, took place Saturday, February 4 at The McKimmon Center on the campus of NC State University.
The initial effort was extremely successful and we could not be more pleased. Just a few of the highlights included:
- Nearly 700 registered and 500+ attended
- More than 30 industry-leading experts spoke and delivered nearly 40 sessions
- An attendee breakdown of roughly half current technology professionals and half technology students, exactly what we wanted
- One of the most diverse audiences we have ever hosted
In addition, the post-event attendee surveys returned some good news as well:
- 95% would recommend the event to a friend and/or colleague
- Average response of 4.78 (on a 1-5 scale) regarding value received versus cost
- Average response of 4.7 (on a 1-5 scale) on the “How Welcome Did You Feel?” Attendees felt VERY welcome, which is extremely important to us
Sponsors and media partners played a large role in the success of the event, and we’d like to sincerely thank them as well. These include:
- Red Hat and Opensource.com for Gold level support
- CapitalOne, IBM and SAS for hosting exhibit tables and recruiting
- GitHub for its ongoing support
- Girl DevelopIT for amazing community support and participation
- FOSS FORCE for the amazing coverage they provide of the open source community
- Sticker Mule for the very cool stickers attendees enjoyed
- Women in Technology International
Open Source 101 was hosted Saturday, February 4 by the team at All Things Open and in partnership with Opensource.com. Nearly 700 registered and more than 500 were onsite throughout the day. Nearly 40 sessions were hosted by more than 30 world-class speakers. All Things Open is the largest open source/tech/web conference on the East Coast of the United States. In 2016 more than 2,400 attended from 32 states and 19 countries. More than 3,000 are expected in 2017.