Author: Danny Perez

Suggested Sessions for Students

For more than 10 years now we’ve structured events with technology students in mind. And moreover, it was one of the primary reasons we started the Open Source 101 series in the first place. Why did we do this? For a few reasons… Students are the “technologists of tomorrow” and need to be as prepared as possible to hit the ground running upon graduation. Education is expensive and competition for top jobs that pay well is not only strong, but is now global. A working knowledge of open source technologies and processes are now preferred (and possibly expected) by employers. […]


Keeping Open Source 101 Accessible and Affordable

For more than 12 years now, keeping our events affordable and accessible has been a priority, and we’re proud the tradition continues all these years later. After all, how can you expect new people to enter the industry and contribute to/consume open source if only a handful of people can afford to attend events? Events are a great way to not only learn new technologies and processes, but they create networking opportunities that often lead to career advancement opportunities. In short, they are a “gateway” that to us, should be accessible to anyone interested. However, events are also very expensive […]


Open Source 101 Columbia an Overwhelming Success – Here are the numbers

A lot of hard work and long hours went into Open Source 101 Columbia, so it makes us really happy to report the event was a tremendous success. While “tremendous success” can admittedly be defined in many ways, we’ll attempt to sum the conference up in numbers, so you can judge for yourself. The context is also important to consider – last Tuesday was the first OS101 ever held in Columbia, so new relationships and networks had to be formed. It matters a good bit when attempting to evaluate the outcome. A few numbers to consider: 500 Nearly 500 officially [...]