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Is there a Code of Conduct (CoC)?
Absolutely. The Code of Conduct will be strictly enforced. You can find it here.
What is Open Source 101?
A one-day conference focusing on open source processes and technology fundamentals.
When and where does the conference take place?
It takes place Thursday, March 23 in downtown Charlotte, NC. The conference venue will be UNCC’s Dubois Center.
Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City
2nd floor – Lecture Hall
320 E. 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
What about public transportation and parking onsite?
Public rail, including a public rail station, is located bedside the DuBois Center and is easily accessible. More information can be found here. Multiple parking options are also available. Parking details can be found here.
Who is the target audience?
Target audience includes developers, technologists of all types, students and decision makers. Newbies and early career technologists always find a lot of value as do seasoned veterans coming over from a proprietary environment. Technologists, community leaders/members, marketing, decision makers and those in education (professors/teacher sand students) of all experience levels are guaranteed to find value.
What is the format?
The format includes morning TED-style keynote talks as well as track sessions from industry experts. Five (5) tracks of 45 and 90 minute sessions will follow the morning keynote block.
How many sessions and tracks will be featured?
A total of 27 sessions will be delivered during the day. This includes 4 15-minute keynote talks and 4 extended 90 minute sessions.
At what level of difficulty are sessions delivered at?
All sessions are structured to be introductory-intermediate in nature, with the majority being delivered at an introductory level.
Who will be speaking?
Some of the most well-known thought leaders in the world will be featured.
Can I see the schedule?
Sure, the online schedule can be found here, a pdf version can be found here.
Will any of the sessions be live streamed and/or recorded?
Yes, we will live stream the morning keynote block (4 keynote talks) and two (2) tracks of content to a worldwide audience. The two tracks include the Developer Track and the Technology 1 Track. Additional details can be found here.
How do I register for virtual / live streamed programming only?
On the registration page, choose the Virtual option. Once on Eventbrite, choose the “Tickets” option, then choose the Virtual option and proceed with registering. It is free, thanks to Gold level sponsors.
How do I access live streamed programming on Thursday, March 23?
After registering for the virtual event, you will receive an email on Tuesday, March 21 with an access URL/link and password. Simply enter the PW on the 23rd and you will be given access to the live stream links. *Note, live streamed programming begins on Thursday, March 23 at 8:45 am ET.
How much does it cost to attend?
Registration for the in-person event before March 23 is just $99 USD and includes all programming, socials and lunch onsite. Day-of registration (if you register on Thursday, March 23) for the onsite event is $149 USD. Registration for virtual programming is free, thanks to Gold level sponsors. Event registration is available here.
Will there be an onsite networking social?
Yes. A post-event networking social will follow programming on Thursday, March 23 at the Dubois Center. The social will start at ~ 4:45 pm ET and will end at ~ 6:30 pm ET.
Will books be available / will there be book signing sessions?
Yes! Three (3) book signing sessions with the authors will take place onsite. The schedule can be found here.
Will there be a Sticker Table onsite? Should I bring stickers?
Yes! We LOVE stickers and so does our community. Sticker Table details can be found here.
Will prizes will be available to onsite attendees?
Three prizes are available to onsite attendees, which include a System76 Pangolin laptop and two (2) $500 USD Amazon gift cards. Winners must be onsite at the conclusion of programming to be eligible. Details can be found here.