Open Source 101

A one-day in-person conference covering the processes and tools foundational to open source, open tech, and the open web.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Downtown Charlotte, NC

Technology and Process / Case Study Sessions Will Be Featured


  • Introduction to Kubernetes (workshop)
  • Machine Learning with Apache Beam
  • Accelerating Your Open Source Contribution Journey with Cloud Development Environments
  • An Introduction to Cloud Native Technologies
  • Why are people developing inside containers?: How Codespaces takes containerization to the next level
  • Kubernetes Security 101: Best Practices to Secure your Cluster
  • Introduction to Rust: Systems Programming for the Modern Developer
  • Building Web Applications without a Framework
  • Service Meshes 101
  • Getting your website into the cloud using open source technologies (workshop)
  • Observability For You and Me with openTelemetry

Process & Case Studies

  • Becoming an Open Source Contributor (workshop)
  • Challenges of Spark Applications coexisting with NoSQL databases (case study)
  • Documentation that developers love
  • Establishing a code of conduct and response team for your global open source project
  • Getting started with good first issues
  • Marketing your open source project
  • Web Accessibility: Why, How and What
  • A Distributed (Open Source) Intelligence Vision for the Electric Grid (case study)
  • How to keep an open-source app together with commercial products?
  • Bootstrapping an Open-Source Program Office at Blue Cross NC (case study)

Two Ticket Options

An in-person and/or live streamed option is available

Participation Certificates

Participation Certificates are available


Open Source 101 is a one-day educational conference covering the processes and tools foundational to open source, open tech, and the open web. All sessions will be delivered onsite in Charlotte, NC and at an introductory or intermediate level to allow for the best onramp or refresh possible. Target audience includes developers, technologists, students and decision makers. The format includes TED-style keynote talks as well as track sessions from industry experts.

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