Author: Danny Perez

Open Source 101 2019 in pictures

The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words, and we feel that’s certainly the case.   With that in mind, we’ve included a few pictures from last week’s event below.  Along with the Open Source 101 by the Numbers blog post we’re hoping they provide a good review for those that were unable to attend.

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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:  3Included:The Time is Now:  Diversity and Inclusion in TechOpen […]

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Spark in Action eBooks to be given away, courtesy of Manning

Five (5) Spark in Action eBooks will be given away at Open Source 101 2019. The eBooks will be given away during Jean Georges Perrin‘s Big Data Made Easy with Spark session scheduled from 1:30 – 3:15 pm ET on the Cloud / Big Data track.   The session is 1.5 hours to allow for a deeper dive into this important technology. Spark is a very popular distributed data processing platform used in many enterprises today, which is one of the many reasons we’re encouraging attendance.   A little about Big Data Made Easy with Spark: The Spark distributed data processing platform provides an easy-to-implement tool for ingesting, […]

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Peter Zaitsev, High Performance MySQL book signing announced

Peter Zaitsev, CEO of the open source database company Percona and noted author will host a book signing at Open Source 101.   Peter will be signing 10 copies of his book High Performance MySQL from O’Reilly Publishers.   The book remains one of the best selling database books on MySQL ever and is widely viewed as well written and technically sound.   The book signing will take place Thursday, April 18 at 1:15 pm ET in the lobby of the Alumni Center, near the registration area.  It will follow Peter’s featured lunch talk Making a Career Out of Open Source.  A little about the […]

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Student Scholarships made possible by McNair Institute

For the second year in a row student scholarships to Open Source 101 are being made available by the McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise.   Located within the University of South Carolina, the McNair Institute promotes scholarly activity and educates students about the role of free enterprise and entrepreneurship in enhancing economic growth as well as encourages students to contribute and participate through entrepreneurism in creating a better America. Just a few of the colleges and universities that will be represented because of the gracious support of Dirk Brown and his team include: University of South Carolina Midlands Technical College […]

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Bring Stickers to Open Source 101! The Give-One/Take-One Sticker Table

If you’re like us, you love tech stickers.  We’ve got them on laptops and we design new ones every year for All Things Open.  We’re also always on the lookout for new ones that are cool and innovative.   That said we’ll feature the Give-One / Take-One sticker table at Open Source this year in Columbia.  It’s always one of the most popular features at All Things Open and we have no doubt it will be incredibly popular in Columbia as well.  So, bring your favorite tech stickers to the event and place them on the table for all to see.  […]

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Thursday Social Announced! Stop by after the conference

We’ve said it many times before – networking and the relationships that result are often as important as the technical sessions featured at the conference. That might sound odd but when you think about it, it makes sense. Getting to know new people and rekindling old relationships enables you to learn new things, learn about new opportunities, and build networks that can provide benefit long into the future.  We’re happy to announce a new networking social for Thursday evening following programming starting at 5:30 pm ET. The social will be held at Hickory Tavern in the heart of the Vista, which […]

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Open Source 101 profiled on SCETV’s SC Business Review

The Open Source 101 conference was recently promoted statewide on SCETV’s well-known and highly respected South Carolina Business Review.   Sergio Aparicio, the City of Columbia’s Economic Business Development Manager, appeared on the show and discussed not only the upcoming conference taking place Thursday, April 18 in downtown Columbia, but the growth and importance of open source software in general.  The segment was well received and well done. Sergio was interviewed by SC Business Review host Mike Switzer, who once again proved himself the best and most knowledgeable business host in the state.   The show, titled “The Increasing Value of Knowing About Open […]

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Jenkins 2 / Brent Laster book signing announced

Brent Laster, a global trainer, presenter, and the author of the books Professional Git and Jenkins 2: Up and Running: Evolve Your Deployment Pipeline for Next Generation Automation will be doing a book signing at Open Source 101 on Thursday, April 18.  Brent will be signing 20 copies of Jenkins 2: Up and Running: Evolve Your Deployment Pipeline for Next Generation Automation. Books are being made available by O’Reilly Media and we greatly appreciate it.   The book signing will take place on Thursday at 12:15 pm ET in the Alumni Center lobby by the registration tables. Books will be available on a first-come first-served basis.  […]

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Extended Sessions at Open Source 101 – Spark and Git/GitHub

While the majority of sessions offered at Open Source 101 will be in the traditional 45 minute format there will be two (2) extended sessions featured. Extended sessions will be 1.5 hours in duration and will allow a deeper dive into two topics we feel will be of great interest – Spark and Git/GitHub. Extended sessions will include: Big Data Made Easy with Spark – Jean Georges Perrin, Oplo1:30 – 3:15 pm – Cloud/Big Data track in Ballroom 3 How to Undo (Almost) Anything with Git – Lee Faus, GitHub2:30 – 4:15 pm – Developer 1 track in Ballroom 2 Seating for extended sessions will be first-come first-served, […]

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