We’re looking for speakers for our upcoming Open Source 101 event scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2017 at The McKimmon Center on the campus of NC State.

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.

The Call will only be open for one (1) week – December 13 – 20, 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