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Open Source 101 Session Recordings

April 18, 2023

We’re excited to announce the final group of talk recordings from Open Source 101 are live on YouTube! Watch for the first time, or watch again, and let us know if you have questions at  Developer Track Breaking Down Barriers: How Containerization Promotes Equity in the Tech Industry Rizel Scarlett, GitHub Watch Recording A Whirlwind […]

Keynote Recordings Now Available!

March 29, 2023

We hosted an outstanding lineup of keynote speakers for our first ever event in Charlotte.  If you weren’t able to join us last week, we’ve got you covered. Over the coming weeks we will be making session recordings available. For now, check out the Keynote talks on our YouTube channel and subscribe so that you […]

Open Source 101 2023 Summary

March 28, 2023

Open Source 101 2023 was the 9th event we’ve hosted – and it was fantastic. For the first time, this year’s Open Source 101 took place in Charlotte, NC. The networking and “vibe” onsite was extremely positive, enthusiastic and supportive. Thanks to our Gold sponsors we were also able to live stream the morning Keynotes and […]

Thanks to our Media and Nonprofit Partners!

March 14, 2023

We couldn’t do what we do without the help of others. Speakers, sponsors, and volunteers play a vital role. And so do Media and Nonprofit Partners.  We’d like to thank these wonderful people for working with us, and we encourage you to support them in-person or online. Take a look below and reach out and […]

Post-Event Social Details

We’ll host a post-event networking social this year at Open Source 101.  The social will immediately follow the conclusion of programming on Thursday, March 23. It will take place in the 2nd floor atrium area, outside the Auditorium and Lecture Hall areas.  (Limited) light food and beverages will be available to attendees onsite and everything […]

Book Signing Schedule

We’ll host three (3) book signing sessions at Open Source 101 in Charlotte. All books are free (as in beer) and the authors will be onsite signing each copy. Review the schedule below and plan now to get in line early. Books are limited in number.  Book Signing #1 Book Signing #2 Book Signing #3

Keynote Lineup – Open Source 101

We’re thrilled to host a fantastic lineup of keynote speakers for our first ever event in Charlotte.  Some you might know and some you might not, but each is a global thought leader and expert in their respective areas(s) of expertise. Our attendees will directly benefit from it. Take a minute to review the speakers […]

Extended Session Overview

While 15 and 45 minute sessions are wonderful, 90 minute sessions allow for a deeper dive on a particular topic or technology.  We’re thrilled to host 4 really good 90 minute sessions at Open Source 101 this year.  Take a look below and plan now to attend and learn more. Register Now Speakers Schedule Scholarships […]

Live Streaming @ Open Source 101 2023

We’ll live stream all keynote talks and two tracks of content at the conference this year. The live stream will begin at 8:45 pm ET sharp on Thursday morning, March 23 with the welcome keynote block, then will continue with two streams covering the Developer and Technology 1 tracks. Only registered attendees will be able […]

In-Person Prizes – System76 Pangolin, Turing Pi 2 Computer + $500 Gift Card

Three really incredible door prizes are available at this year’s in-person event. The first is a System76 Pangolin laptop. We love System76 and they make great open source products. They’re also long time partners of All Things Open and just really nice humans. The second is a $500 gift card from Amazon. We find our community loves the […]

Bring Stickers to Open Source 101!

The Sticker Table has hands-down been one of the most popular things we’ve ever done at our events. Why? Because our community LOVES stickers! So, we’ve decided to do it again at Open Source 101 in Charlotte. While onsite, we hope attendees will peruse the sticker table and take something they like. Also, we hope […]

Introducing the Open Source Fund (OSS Fund) by Appwrite

The OSS Fund is a grant program sponsored by Appwrite that provides up to $50,000 in financial support to eligible open-source projects. To be eligible, projects must have an OSI-approved open-source license and demonstrate potential for growth or impact. The goal of the OSS Fund is to support open-source developers and projects that are contributing […]

Case Study/Demo Track Overview

March 10, 2023

We absolutely LOVE the Case Study/Demo track! Why? Because it allows for a hands-on/under-the-hood look at some really interesting case studies and technologies. It’s an incredibly interesting approach to sessions, and attendees seem to get a lot of value from attending. Take a minute to review the sessions below and plan now to attend. *Note, […]

Processes Track Overview

Processes are one of the most overlooked and undervalued components of open source – and have been since we’ve been in the space. A foundational understanding will make you a better technologist and will immediately separate you from others. It will also make you your team’s most loved and valued member.  We’re thrilled to host […]

Technology 2 Track Overview

February 28, 2023

The Technology 2 track at Open Source 101 2023 should truly be outstanding! Two extended Kubernetes sessions are included featuring world-class speakers/instructors, andan additional session on open source package management will wrap things up. That’s quite a lineup if you ask us. Check out who and what will be featured below, and register now to attend!

Technology 1 Track Overview

The Technology 1 track  at the conference this year will be outstanding. A conscious effort has been made to feature topics that are foundational, educational and frankly, interesting to a large number of attendees. In addition, the speakers delivering these topics are world-class thought leaders from around the U.S. See who and what will be […]

Developer Track Overview

Every year at both Open Source 101 and All Things Open, the most common type of attendee at the conference is “developer” or “programmer”. As a result, the Developer track is both very popular and important. We’re thrilled to host a wonderful lineup of talks and speakers this year, all of which are included below. […]

Calling All Volunteers!

February 23, 2023

Want to help us make Open Source 101 possible? The call for volunteers is now open! If you’re interested in helping out check out the details below, click the link to see what volunteer opportunities exist, and proceed quickly as opportunities are limited. What do you get for volunteering? A lot actually, and we hope you […]

Round 2 Speakers

February 14, 2023

Round 1 speakers announced last week were tremendous… and we’re pleased to say Round 2 speakers are just as impressive.  Each one of the thought leaders below are true subject matter experts. We look forward to hosting them in downtown Charlotte on March 23. Register now to see them live and in-person… Lin Sun Director of Open […]

Sessions, by Track

While you can see the 2023 schedule in grid format here, we understand the preferable search for many is by track. Many are interested in a particular topic area, and choose sessions accordingly. Sessions to be featured March 23 are included below by track. *Please note, keynote sessions and a few additional sessions will be added to […]

Early Bird Special – Feb 7 through Feb 14

February 6, 2023

We’re pleased to once again offer an Early Bird Special rate for Open Source 101 2023! We do this to make access to the event affordable for as many people as possible. The rate of just $49 USD will be good Tuesday, February 7 through Tuesday, February 14 and includes all programming, lunch, and networking. *Note, upon expiration […]

Round 1 Speakers + Sessions

February 5, 2023

We’re thrilled to announce Round 1 Speakers for Open Source 101 2023. Each and every one of the technologists and thought leaders below are incredibly well respected and bring a tremendous amount of subject matter expertise to the conference. We’re honored to host them. Everyone below will also be live and in-person in downtown Charlotte […]

Scholarships & Discounts

February 3, 2023

A limited number of scholarships and discounts will once again be made available to Open Source 101 2023. We do this every year as access remains and always has been a top priority.  Scholarships and discounts available in 2023 include the following: Scholarships  Underrepresented Are you an historically underrepresented individual in tech and open source? […]

Open Source 101 2023 Overview

January 5, 2023

We’re thrilled to be back in-person for Open Source 101 2023! For anyone that has attended, you know the sessions, education and networking are amazing and the “vibe” is extremely positive.  For everyone that hasn’t attended in the past, we invite you to join us for the first time… EVENT DETAILS What is Open Source […]

2023 Host Location – UNCC’s Dubois Center

January 2, 2023

The host location of Open Source 101 2023 will be The University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s (UNCC) Dubois Center. The Dubois Center is an ultra-modern building located in the heart of downtown and close to public transportation, hotels and other attractions. The venue includes an auditorium, a lecture hall, and tiered classrooms seating 45-60. An outdoor […]

Need CEUs? Participation Certificate available

January 1, 2023

We offered a Participation Certificate to attendees of the last two Open Source 101 events (2021 and 2022) and the last three All Things Open events (2020, 2021 and 2022)… And it’s always been very well received. Because many, many attendees have requested one, we’re doing it again this year for OS101. If you plan […]

Open Source 101 2023

December 28, 2022

We’re happy to announce the Open Source 101 series will return to in-person programming in 2023! While an official announcement will be made in early January, we can announce date and location now: Be sure to save the date and plan now to join us for introductory – intermediate level open source programming in a […]

And the winners are… Prizes at Open Source 101

April 5, 2022

We’re thrilled to announce prize winners from the Open Source 101 event last week! We wanted to make the virtual environment as fun and engaging as possible, and the prizes go a long way in helping us meet this goal. Items include things we ourselves would want to use/own/win, and they’ve always been well received. We’ve included […]

Talk Recordings – By Track

We made editing and posting session recordings a priority, and we’re thrilled to say all are now available for viewing. We’ve also broken them down by track and playlist below, to make searching (and finding) as easy as possible. We sincerely hope you enjoy the recordings! Morning Keynotes The keynote playlist (all 6 keynotes together) The State of Open Source […]

Open Source 101 2022 – A Review

March 31, 2022

Open Source 101 2022 was the 8th event we’ve hosted – and it was fantastic. The format was virtual / online only due to COVID and Omicron, and although we’ve all been attending and participating virtually for two years now, the networking and “vibe” was extremely positive, enthusiastic and supportive. The virtual format also enabled a […]