OS101 Raleigh – Four (4) Big Sessions to be Featured Over Lunch

One of the small changes we’ve made to the format at Open Source 101 this year is that we’ve added a couple of sessions to be featured over lunch. The two offered in 2017 were extremely popular and attendance was strong. So strong in fact we concluded attendees wanted a bit more programming while enjoying lunch.

The four sessions are very diverse in their focus and feature speakers and topics we feel sure will be of great interest once again.

The four featured lunch sessions will include:

1. Get Involved! – Vishaal Pitil, Director of Engineering, Dow Jones / WSJ.com & Pranav Patel, Product Security, Dow Jones
This session takes a look at the Dow Jones product pipeline from the perspective of the open source community. It will include discussion about various platforms that are being developed in-house as a web rendering engine and a product security tool. Also included will be career opportunities that arise from contributing to the open source community and being part of the next big thing!

2. Introduction to Git & GitHubCynthia Rich, Manager of Technical Training, GitHub
So you signed up for GitHub. Now what? Whether you’re new to version control or just need an explanation of Git and GitHub, this session will help you understand the concepts of distributed version control and get started using GitHub.

3. Open Source as a Tool for Regional Collaboration (panel)Susan Sanford, Regional Director for Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC)
This is a panel discussion featuring speakers from UNC Institute for the Environment, Triangle Council of Governments, the Town of Cary, and other municipalities. Speakers will share an interactive, smart cities asset map that shows smart cities projects deployed throughout the region. Panelists will discuss the importance of open source to deploying innovative, smart cities solutions and of crossing municipal boundaries to collaborate, thereby reducing risk and cost of deployment and improving services and quality of life for residents.

4. How “Open” Are You? Test Your Open Source IQTamara Dull, Director of Emerging Technologies, SAS Institute
Open source is not new, but in this age of big data, its impact in the enterprise cannot be ignored. During this fast-paced, interactive session, Tamara will take attendees on a journey through today’s open source landscape and test your open source ‘smarts’ along the way.

All sessions will begin at 12:15 pm ET and will last 45 minutes. Attendees are welcome, and even encouraged, to grab lunch as they enjoy a session.