Columbia 2020

A day of Open Source / tech / web extended and workshop sessions
March 3rd, 2020

A day of extended Open Source workshops and sessions delivered by thought leaders from world-class companies and organizations

Event Summary

We’re doing something this year our community has requested for many years – hosting extended sessions and workshops that allow a deep dive on topics integral to open source.  While shorter sessions provide some information about many topics, featured sessions in 2020 are designed to provide more information about fewer topics to allow for as much instruction as possible.

Attendance will be limited and available on a first-come first-served basis.  Attendees will include current technology professionals experienced using open source, those coming from a proprietary background and new to open source, as well as students from computer science and other technology programs at universities and colleges throughout the region.

The event will take place on Tuesday, March 3 and will be hosted at The University of South Carolina’s Alumni Center, located in the heart of the city’s education, technology, and entertainment district.


Three (3) tracks of extended sessions ranging in duration of 1.5 – 4.0 hours.  Each session will feature a world-class speaker / instructor.


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Registration for the entire day is just $49 USD and includes lunch. Basically, we’re asking attendees to help cover costs. Please note registration will “sell out”, so move quickly if interested in attending and participating.



You can book two ways:
  1. Click the Group Booking Page link below, enter arrival and departure and book
  2. Call reservations at (888) 492-8847 and use group code G-OPPN
The block is open and valid until 2/21/20

Everyone must be registered by 2/21/20.

Highlights from 2019

Testimonials from 2019


Topics for this event have been carefully and deliberately chosen and include the following:

  • Containers
  • Security
  • Databases
  • Git and GitHub
  • Open Source Tools for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)
  • Open Source Licensing and Compliance
  • Using and Administering Linux

Target Audience

The target audience includes current technology professionals familiar with open source or those coming from a proprietary background as well as technology/computer science students and professors at colleges and universities.

  • Developers
  • Technologists of all types
  • Decision-makers
  • Students


Featured Speakers

World-class talks from technology leaders.

Our Sponsors

Thanks to the following world-class companies and organizations for making this event possible.

Columbia 2020 Event Schedule

Day 1 : Tuesday, March 3rd

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:00 am - 9:00 am

9:00 am - 9:30 am

9:30 am - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 12:15 pm

12:15 pm - 1:15pm

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm