We’re looking for speakers for our upcoming Open Source 101 events. Due to the success of our first Open Source 101 in Raleigh in 2017, we’ve expanded to three locations this year:

  • February 17 – Raleigh/RTP NC – NC State University 
  • March 10 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Tech University 
  • April 17 – Columbia, SC – University of South Carolina

Open Source 101 is a one-day tools and processes conference designed to cover the basics of “open” at an introductory level and will target existing professionals as well as CS/technology students at universities and colleges throughout the Triangle region, Greater Atlanta, and South Carolina.

The Call will only be open for one (1) week – November 28th to December 5th, so please move quickly if interested.

Just a few of the topics we would like to feature include:

  • The business case for open source (why and how organizations use it)
  • Open Source revenue models
  • How to contribute to open source
  • Where do I find open source projects to contribute to?
  • Community Code of Conduct
  • The role and importance of community
  • What is Linux
  • Linux distributions
  • Open source licensing (license types and why)
  • Back-End – GCC versus Clang
  • Front-End – IDE’s and text editors
  • Git – what it is and how does it differ from SVN and CVS
  • GitHub
  • Bitbucket/GitLab
  • Self-publishing how to – WordPress, wiki’s
  • Open hardware – what is it and why important?
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Open Source Tools – tools used by developers and/or businesses
  • Linux use cases
  • To fork or not to fork – when and why you’d want to fork a project
  • How to get an open source job
  • Open source skills hiring managers look for
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