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World-Class Developer Content at Open Source 101

If you’re a developer of any kind – professional, student, or anywhere in between – Open Source 101 will feature world-content you’re sure to learn and get a lot of value from. In 2018 approximately 34% of attendees self-identified as a “developer / programmer” and we’ve structured sessions in 2019 accordingly. Two separate “developer” tracks will be featured, and we’ve made every effort to ensure sessions on these tracks are not only popular and reflective of trends in the industry, but cover topics considered foundational regardless of what the current trends might be. Just a few of the developer sessions […]

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Suggested Sessions for Students

For more than 10 years now we’ve structured events with technology students in mind. And moreover, it was one of the primary reasons we started the Open Source 101 series in the first place. Why did we do this? For a few reasons… Students are the “technologists of tomorrow” and need to be as prepared as possible to hit the ground running upon graduation. Education is expensive and competition for top jobs that pay well is not only strong, but is now global. A working knowledge of open source technologies and processes are now preferred (and possibly expected) by employers. […]

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Keeping Open Source 101 Accessible and Affordable

For more than 12 years now, keeping our events affordable and accessible has been a priority, and we’re proud the tradition continues all these years later. After all, how can you expect new people to enter the industry and contribute to/consume open source if only a handful of people can afford to attend events? Events are a great way to not only learn new technologies and processes, but they create networking opportunities that often lead to career advancement opportunities. In short, they are a “gateway” that to us, should be accessible to anyone interested. However, events are also very expensive […]

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2019 Scholarships and Discounts

We’re happy to once again offer scholarships and discounted registration to select groups of attendees at Open Source 101 in 2019.   In our opinion it’s important to do everything possible to ensure attendance for groups that might otherwise have a difficult time attending, for whatever reason.  A diverse group of attendees makes the event a better and more positive experience for everyone in our opinion.     The following are being offered in 2019: 1. Active StudentThanks to the tremendous support of the McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise at the University of South Carolina, a limited number of scholarships will […]

  
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Schedule 1.0 Overview

The v 1.0 schedule has now officially been released and we hope everyone, regardless of background or reason for attending, will find value in multiple sessions.  The 2019 layout will focus on 7 broad tracks featuring topics and talks we feel are especially applicable in today’s business and technology environments.  The 7 tracks include: Developer 1&2 Cloud/Big Data Security Emerging/Trending Case Study/Demo Contributing To/Consuming Open Source Sessions to be featured include: Developer Web Native – Web components, PWA, WebAssembly, hardware APIs Improving software testing by testing what really matters NodeJS crash course Taming styles of Python programming  How to undo […]

  
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Open Source 101 Columbia an Overwhelming Success – Here are the numbers

A lot of hard work and long hours went into Open Source 101 Columbia, so it makes us really happy to report the event was a tremendous success. While “tremendous success” can admittedly be defined in many ways, we’ll attempt to sum the conference up in numbers, so you can judge for yourself. The context is also important to consider – last Tuesday was the first OS101 ever held in Columbia, so new relationships and networks had to be formed. It matters a good bit when attempting to evaluate the outcome. A few numbers to consider: 500 Nearly 500 officially [...]
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