Open Source 101 2019 – by the numbers

Those that joined us last Thursday know 2019 Open Source 101 was tremendous.  Keynote seating in the morning was standing-room only and many breakout sessions were as well throughout the day.  

However, many in our Open Source SC community did not attend.  For them, we’d like to provide an overview. 

Registrations:  699

Companies and organizations represented:  300+

Do you influence spending decisions?
Yes – 40.3%
No – 34%
N/A – 25.7%

Number of speakers and panel members:  44

Number of 45 minute and 1.5 hour extended sessions hosted:  39

Number of Featured Sessions hosted:  3
Included:
The Time is Now:  Diversity and Inclusion in Tech
Open Source Case Studies:  A panel discussion 
Making a Career out of Open Source

Number of 15-18 minute keynote plenary sessions hosted:  3

Number of book signings hosted: 2
Brent Laster, signed copied of Professional Git and Jenkins 2:  Up and Running 
Peter Zaitsev, signed copies of High Performance MySQL

Colleges and Universities represented: 18
Allen University
Benedict College
Claflin University 
University of South Carolina
Clinton College
Coastal Carolina University 
Colorado Tech
Columbia Southern University
Creighton University 
ECPI
Walden University
Spartanburg Community College
NC State University
NCA&T
Morgan State University
Midlands Tech
Limestone Technical College
Georgia Tech University

U.S. States represented: 16
Massachusetts
California
South Carolina
Connecticut 
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
New York
Pennsylvania
Texas
Tennessee
Virginia
Washington
Alabama
Puerto Rico
North Carolina

Countries represented: 6
United States
Canada
India
Nigeria
Switzerland
United Kingdom

What track are you most interested in (among those registered)? 
Cloud / Big Data – 14%
Consuming / Contributing – 6%
Developer – 51%
Emerging / Trending – 17%
Security – 12%

How do you describe yourself (among those that registered)?
New with little tech or open source experience – 15%
Seasoned tech professional but new to open source – 12%
Seasoned tech professional with some open source experience – 36%
Some tech experience but new to open source – 26%
Student with a good amount of tech and open source experience – 4%
Student with good amount of tech experience but little open source – 4%
Student with limited tech and open source experience – 2%