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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 […]

Enabling Near Real-Time Developers

March 23, 2022

I have a confession to make, and I’m sure I’ll have a sizable silent cohort when I tell you what it is. I’m really spoiled by a world that quickly reacts when I need something. It may have all started in 2008 when I started using this new thing called Amazon EC2, and after typing […]

Check out Expansive, our host location in downtown Columbia, SC

March 22, 2022

While all speakers will be virtual on March 29 due to lingering COVID concerns, we (the ATO team) will be broadcasting the morning keynote block live from downtown Columbia, SC. And we’re thrilled to say our host location will be Expansive Workspace. If you’re not familiar, Expansive creates workspaces where people and companies thrive in 45 locations […]

Case Study/Demo Track Overview

This track is sponsored and made possible by the team at DataStax. We love case study / demo sessions. They allow attendees to “pop the hood” and look underneath to see the internals of technologies and systems. And the Case Study / Demo track at Open Source 101 is loaded with world-class speakers and topics! […]

Project Track Overview

This track is sponsored and made possible by the team at DataStax. Projects are core to open source. They underpin the technologies we use and engage with on a regular basis and some of the best technologists on earth contribute to and are responsible for them. The Projects track attempts to introduce you to a […]

Open Source 101 Prizes & Gamification Details

March 15, 2022

Prizes Available For registering | Pre-event Everyone simply registering for the conference will be eligible to win a brand new M1 Macbook Pro. No strings attached. No hidden terms. We’ll randomly draw a winner from everyone that registers. Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU256GB SSD Storage¹ Apple M1 chip with 8-core CPU, 8-core GPU, […]

Simply Register – be eligible to win a Macbook Pro

In addition to the amazing prizes available for people participating in the gamification element of Open Source 101, we’re doing something we’ve never done before… Everyone simply registering for the conference will be eligible to win a brand new M1 Macbook Pro. No strings attached. No hidden terms. We’ll randomly draw a winner from everyone that registers. You can […]

Processes 3 Track Overview

This track is sponsored and made possible by the team at Indeed. Anyone that’s been around All Things Open or attended Open Source 101 in the past knows how strongly we feel about the “process” side of Open Source. In short, we feel open source processes are central and foundational. And as a result, a […]

Processes 2 Track Overview

This track is sponsored and made possible by the team at Indeed. Anyone that’s been around All Things Open or attended Open Source 101 in the past knows how strongly we feel about the “process” side of Open Source. In short, we feel open source processes are central and foundational. And as a result, a […]

Processes 1 Track Overview

This track is sponsored and made possible by the team at Indeed. Anyone that’s been around All Things Open or attended Open Source 101 in the past knows how strongly we feel about the “process” side of Open Source. In short, we feel open source processes are central and foundational. And as a result, a […]

Keynote Speakers – A world-class lineup

We say it at every event … Keynote speakers set the tone and pace overall, and therefore who speaks and the topics they present are extremely important. We’re thrilled to start Open Source 101 2022 on Tuesday, March 29 with 6 10-minute keynote talks from world-class technologists and thought leaders. The kick-off keynote block will […]

Technologies 2 Track Overview

March 1, 2022

This track is sponsored and made possible by the team at Appwrite. We love the technology component of Open Source, and we love the people and topics being featured at Open Source 101 this year. The Technology 2 track will feature some of the best technologists on earth and the sessions are guaranteed to be […]

Technologies 1 Track Overview

This track is sponsored and made possible by the team at DataStax. We love the technology component of Open Source, and we love the people and topics being featured at Open Source 101 this year. The Technology 1 track will feature some of the best technologists on earth and the sessions are guaranteed to be […]

Emerging Technologies Track Overview

This track is sponsored and made possible by the team at Appwrite. Open Source technology is extremely interesting and constantly evolving. But there are technologies evolving even faster than the “norm”, and a number of those will be featured on the Emerging Technologies track. Register now and plan to attend sessions on this track. Every one […]

OS101 Nonprofit & Media Partners

Thank you to our Nonprofit and Media partners!  Every year we profusely thank many individuals and entities for making Open Source 101 possible, and one of the most appreciated is our nonprofit and media partners. Each year they do an amazing job of supporting the event, and we could not be more thankful. This year, […]

Becoming a Better Developer Through Open-Source

Recently, we at Appwrite hosted a Twitter Space on “Becoming A Better Developer Through Open-Source” with special guests, such as Rizèl Scarlett, Developer Advocate at GitHub, Santosh Yadav, Co-Founder of ThisIsLearning, and Khushboo Verma, Software Engineer at Microsoft. We had a riveting conversation about what open-source is, how it makes tech better, how newcomers can […]

Round 2 Speakers

We’re pleased to announce Round 2 speakers! Although a few more speakers will be announced in the coming week, we’re extremely proud to host this group of world-class technologists and thought leaders. Register now to attend Open Source 101 and watch their talks live! Justin Dorfman Open Source Program Manager, Sourcegraph Kelly Huang VP Product, Ethyca […]

Need CEUs? Participation Certificate available

February 22, 2022

Need CEU’s? Participation Certificate Again Available  We offered a Participation Certificate to attendees of last year’s Open Source 101 (2021) and All Things Open the past two years… 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 attend the conference […]

Event Overview

We started the Open Source 101 series in 2017, and we’re thrilled to be hosting event #8 on Tuesday, March 29 online. The goal of the conference remains the same as it was in year one – to provide attendees an open source educational and networking on-ramp (or refresher) to better position them to contribute and […]

Round 1 Speakers Announced!

Speakers deliver the content attendees register to consume, and our respect for them could not be higher.  We’re pleased to announce the initial round of experts that will grace the (virtual) stage at the 2022 event.  Atinuke Kayode Community Manager, Layer5 Peter Zaitsev CEO & Co-founder, Percona Brandon Roberts DevRel Engineer, Appwrite Brad Topol Distinguished […]

FREE Registration Courtesy of Sponsors

Not only are our wonderful sponsors making this year’s Open Source 101 possible, but they’re making registration FREE for all attendees. That’s right. Registration is 100% FREE thanks to the world-class companies below. Do us a favor and stop by and say hello to them during the event on March 29th (in the virtual exhibit hall), […]

Prizes and Gamification at Open Source 101 2022

We’ll again make some amazing prizes available at the conference this year, just like we did last year and at ATO this past October. Attendees will accumulate points while navigating around the virtual environment, and winners will be chosen from those choosing to compete. It’s an element we hope adds some fun and excitement to […]

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 (zach@styra.com) 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 […]