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Save the Date! Tuesday, March 29

January 19, 2022

  We’re hosting Open Source 101 2022 on Tuesday, March 29 and we kindly request you save the date and join us.   What is Open Source 101? It’s a one-day virtual / online conference featuring (mostly) introductory and intermediate level talks on foundational open source concepts. A few of the track categories will include […]

Open Source 101 Recordings Now Live!

April 13, 2021

The 2021 Open Source 101 conference took place two weeks ago – on Tuesday, March 30, and it was fantastic! Nearly 1,350 registered from all over the world – the most ever. And good news! Recordings from all 40+ talks that were featured are now live on our YouTube channel. In addition, we’ve listed each […]

Keynote Talk Recordings Now Available!

April 5, 2021

We felt the keynote block was spectacular this year, and we’re thrilled to announce talk recordings are now available! Each of the four speakers featured brought a unique background and set of experiences with them, which was reflected in the content delivered. Talk topics were also high level and widely applicable to everyone in attendance, […]

Open Source 101 2021 Summary – ~1,350 registered from all over the globe

In a word Open Source 101 was…. fantastic! While the 2021 edition was hosted virtually (we would have preferred an in-person conference), the upside is that more people registered and participated than ever before. Nearly 1,350 technologists took part in some way and took advantage of the opportunity the 40+ sessions and speakers made possible. […]

How Prize Winners Will Be Chosen

March 29, 2021

As we announced about a month ago, attendees of Open Source 101 on March 30 will accumulate points while on the site based on activity. It’s our way of (hopefully) adding a bit of excitement and fun. We’re also making some really nice prizes available to those accumulating the most points. Here’s how we’ll award […]

Upcoming Events – Where We’ll Be

March 23, 2021

Not only have we been hosting open source events for the last 10+ years, but we love to attend events ourselves. We have a special appreciation for them, as you might imagine. As we come back online in a COVID and (hopefully) post-COVID world, we’re pleased to see a number of very cool conferences scheduled […]

101 Track Overview

A 101 track at an Open Source 101 event? Yep. Even though it might seem redundant we feel a 101 track is more important than ever. The purpose is to cover core open source topics at an introductory level, and do it while featuring thought-leading experts from around the world. Foundational topics covered on the […]

Process Track Overview – made possible by Indeed

  The Processes track is proudly sponsored and made possible by the wonderful team at Indeed   When we mention “open source processes” to people, we often get that “huh?” look in return. But when we explain what we mean by the phrase, that “huh” turns to acknowledgement and agreement, and heads begin to nod […]

Processes/Business Track Overview

After all these years we still see the business aspect of open source overlooked and/or misunderstood most of the time. Many ask about (open source) business models, how companies monetize it, how their business can start engaging in open source, what open source governance is, and many more topics, and few understand it at the […]

2021 Media Partners – Wonderful Orgs, Better People

Most everyone recognizes the importance of speakers and sponsors to any conference. We certainly do. Without them an event literally would not be possible. But the value “media partners” bring to the table is often not realized, much less recognized. However, we’d like to change that. Over the years we’ve had some AMAZING media partners […]

Technologies 1 Track Overview

March 16, 2021

The Technologies 1 track is made possible by the amazing team at EnterpriseDB   We love open source technology! And what we’ve been saying for many years – “Open source is at the core of innovation” – is truer today in the context of technology than it was when we first said those words all […]

Security / Technologies Track Overview

The Security / Technologies track is made possible by the amazing team at Styra   The Security / Technologies track will be filled with world-class speakers and topics that are both timely and extremely educational. Some of the most important and talked-about topics in open source and technology will be featured and examined, including Security […]

Technologies 2 Track Overview

The Technologies 2 track is made possible by the amazing team at hyper63   The Technologies 2 track is absolutely jammed with great topics and speakers this year, and we’re thrilled! The content featured is high quality, and highly relevant as it will look closely at the topics of Open Source Databases, MySQL, Containers, Kubernetes, […]

Case Study/Demo/Projects Track Overview

The Case Study/Demo/Projects track is made possible by the world-class team at DataStax   We adore the Case Study/Demo/Projects track, and attendees agree. It is consistently one of the most well attended and popular tracks at any event we host, and has been for many years. The content on this year’s track will feature technologies, […]

It’s All About Community – Community Track Overview

March 9, 2021

The Community track is made possible by the amazing team at Elastic   We’ve talked to a lot of people about open source and open source projects over the years, and there is near unanimous consensus on one point. Community and community health are vitally important. So, it stands to reason the Community track is […]

What Is Styra Declarative Authorization Service?

March 8, 2021

By Zach Baier ( Whether you’re a developer or an IT professional (or a bit of both!), enforcing and managing authorization policies for the new containerized world is a whole different ball game than it was before. There’s the complex nature of modern applications — composed of multiple microservices, housed in containers — and then […]

4 Reasons PostgreSQL was Named Database Management System of the Year 2020

By Simon Riggs EDB is pleased to note that PostgreSQL has been named Database Management System of the Year 2020 by DB-Engines! PostgreSQL is the only database to have received this prestigious award three times based on PostgreSQL worldwide popularity.   But wait—you’ve been told “relational” databases are dead, right? So what’s happening? According to […]

2021 Keynote Speakers

We’re incredibly proud to announce 4 world-class technologists and thought leaders as keynote speakers in 2021. As we’ve said on so many occasions before, keynote speakers and the topics they cover establish big themes and set the overall pace of the conference. As a result, we feel they’re incredibly important. The keynote block will start […]

hyper63 – Separating Biz Logic from General Services = Happy Devs

March 3, 2021

We recently spoke to Tom Wilson about his company and what he’s working on, and it was a lot fun. From a professional perspective, Tom is the CEO of hyper63 and has been active in the software development / technology fields for more than 25 years. From a personal perspective, we’ve known Tom for more […]

Start and End Times | Schedule Milestones

March 2, 2021

If you’re like us, we often plan our conference attendance and participation around schedule milestones. It establishes a framework within which we can work and plan, etc. To enable you the same ability, and to extend the same courtesy in our way of thinking, we’ve included a (hopefully) handy overview below.   4:00 pm ET […]

2021 Schedule Breakdown – By Track

To make it as easy as possible to navigate this year’s schedule we’re happy to provide a list of sessions broken down by track. We fully understand many attendees search sessions by topic area and arrange their schedules accordingly. This year’s schedule is comprised of 8 tracks and 5 session slots per track, for a […]

Win a Lemur Pro, Chromebooks, mechanical keyboards and more

February 26, 2021

Just like we did at All Things Open 2020 back in October, we’ll again give away some amazing prizes to attendees on March 30. In an attempt to add an element of fun and excitement to the OS101 experience, we’re setting up a game where attendees will accumulate points while being active on the site […]

Presenting Sponsors Making FREE Registration Possible

February 17, 2021

Anyone that has attended an All Things Open or Open Source 101 event in the past knows we are never shy about thanking sponsors and partners. We believe in giving credit and praise where it is due. After all, the support of these individuals, companies and organizations makes what we do possible, and by extension, the […]

Round 1 Speakers Announced

February 16, 2021

We’re thrilled to announce Round 1 speakers for Open Source 101 2021. Every year we say the same thing, and every year it’s true – speakers and the content they deliver are why people register. In all honesty, they are “the event”. We couldn’t be more grateful they would take the time to join us […]

2021 Event Overview | A full day of world-class sessions and speakers

Open Source 101 2021 will take place Tuesday, March 30, and we invite everyone in our community to register and spread the word! This will be the 8th 101 event we’ve hosted over the last 5 years and we continue to do it because of one belief – a firm grasp of open source basics […]

Open Source 101 CFP Now Open – Through February 5

January 26, 2021

The call-for-papers (CFP) for Open Source 101 2021 is now open! This will be the 8th OS101 we’ve hosted over the past 5 years, and we’re every bit as excited about this one as we were the first. *Please note the CFP will only be open through Friday, February 5. As a result, we encourage […]

Open Source 101 2021 scheduled for Tuesday, March 30

January 19, 2021

  The Details What: Open Source 101 When: Tuesday, March 30 Where: Online in a virtual environment Time: 10:00 am EDT to 4:00 pm EDT Website: Recordings and Slides from 2020 Complete summary of 2020    We’re very excited to announce Open Source 101 2021 will take place Tuesday, March 30! The event will once again be one […]

Polling Results from Open Source 101 at Home 2020

May 27, 2020

We utilized a new feature on the Hopin platform during Open Source 101 at Home and posed multiple polling questions to attendees during the conference. The purpose? We wanted to understand our audience a little better and also better understand what’s going on around the world, since the geographic distribution was significant among those that […]

Recording & Slides Now Live! Open Source 101 at Home 2020

May 26, 2020

We’ve received a ton of interest in session recordings and slides from the Open Source 101 at Home conference that took place back on May 12. We’re happy to say they’re now available. Sessions, speakers and recording / slide links are included below. Please note if there is no link we have not received the […]

Keynote Recordings Now Available

May 19, 2020

We’re happy to announce recordings of keynote talks at Open Source 101 at Home are now available on the All Things Open YouTube channel. Open Source 101 at Home, which took place on Tuesday, May 12, featured three (3) world-class keynotes from noted open source thought leaders. Speakers and talks included: The Open Source Community […]

Microsoft’s Azure team loves Open Source 101, including this year’s online version!

May 12, 2020

Microsoft as a company is the world’s top open source contributor, something most probably don’t realize. Why? What’s the philosophy behind this? Our corporate mission is to empower every person and organization to achieve more. When we look at open source through that lens we have amazing opportunities to share the evolution of our thoughts […]

Microsoft Azure helping make Open Source 101 possible

  Our longtime friends at Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Open Source are once again providing support and helping to make Open Source 101 at Home 2020 possible. One of the primary ways the support and partnership will be utilized is to make scholarships available to wonderful organizations like Women Who Code Raleigh Durham(WWC), Women in Tech Allies, and many others. Community […]

Oracle and MySQL sponsoring and speaking

Few things are as vital in technology and application building as databases. Yet, they are often overlooked and seldom the focus of session discussions at conferences. We’re happy to announce that will not be the case at Open Source 101 at Home. Dave Stokes, MySQL Community Manager at Oracle, will deliver an outstanding talk titled […]

Jennifer Davis to keynote Open Source 101 at Home

The team at All Things Open and Open Source 101 could not be more thrilled to announce Jennifer Davis will deliver a keynote talk at Open Source 101 at Home. Jennifer is an experienced operations engineer, an international speaker, and well-known author. In short, she’s an absolute superstar. Jennifer’s talk is both personal and timely […]

We’re using the platform

May 11, 2020

We’re excited to use a brand new platform to host the upcoming Open Source 101 at Home conference – Hopin describes itself as “the first all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world”, and we’ve found it to be easy to use thus […]

Keynote Speakers Announced

May 6, 2020

Keynote speakers are an integral part of any conference, as we’ve stated many times. They “set the tone” and touch on topics that are widely applicable and of interest. The speakers delivering these talks are also just as important. They should be subject matter experts, diverse, and deliver topics from a unique perspective in order […]

Scholarships available to Open Source 101

May 5, 2020

Scholarships will once again be made available to the Open Source 101 at Home event scheduled for Tuesday, May 12. We firmly believe the entry-mid level content and networking opportunities being offered are extremely important, and as a result should not be missed for financial and/or budget reasons. Scholarships will target three primary groups: Historically […]

T-shirts and hats available for Open Source 101 at Home

In addition to the world-class content and speakers to be featured at Open Source 101 at Home, we’ll also be making t-shirts and hats available to lucky attendees. Shirts will include the Open Source 101 logo, will be made of the softest fabric we could find, and will come in both a men’s and women’s […]

Indeed a Presenting Level Sponsor

May 4, 2020

  We’re really proud to announce Indeed is a Presenting level sponsor of Open Source 101 at Home. In addition to a world-class open source programs office, the team is fully committed to open source.  They’re also an extremely nice group of people with a heart for helping others. Presenting level support not only enables […]

Schedule Now Live! 24 total sessions + 4 workshops

April 28, 2020

As the very prescient article written by Bill Gates in 1996 so eloquently stated, content is king.  It’s the primary reason people attend a technology conference (in-person, virtual, or otherwise), and that adage is certainly applicable to Open Source 101 at Home. The schedule features 24 total sessions and 4 extended workshops.  In addition, the speakers are […]

4 Workshops to be Featured: Containers, Design, 2FA & Dev Workflow Automation

The lineup at Open Source 101 at Home on May 12 will feature plenary 15 minute keynotes and 45 minute breakout sessions, but it will also feature 4 unbelievably good extended workshops. Each of the 4 sessions are designed to provide a deep-dive into an important topic and more time for hands-on interaction. In addition, […]

Open Source 101 at Home – Registration Now Open!  First 250 FREE

April 14, 2020

  Last week we announced that we’re hosting Open Source 101 for the first time as a 100% virtual event on Tuesday, May 12.  Given the unprecedented times and the tremendous need for foundational open source education, we felt it was the right thing to do.This week we’re extremely pleased to announce registration is now open for […]

Open Source 101 at Home Announced – Tuesday, May 12

April 8, 2020

Like everyone else, we’re adjusting to a new “normal”.  We’re all staying home and seeing family a lot more, which is a good thing, but if you’re like us, the need for education and networking remains. In short, we miss it. In that vein we’d like to announce something we’ve never done before. On Tuesday, […]