Why Attend Open Source 101?

With open source now ubiquitous and comprising nearly 80% – 90% of the code in a “typical” application, the need to learn more has never been more vital.


To remain competitive every technologist, regardless of skill or experience level, needs to understand the fundamentals of open source.

According to a recent Forrester research report, open source now comprises 80%-90% of the code in a typical application.

According to the annual BlackDuck open source 360 survey:

  • Open source is now present in IT workloads in 90% of organizations
  • Sixty-six percent (66%) of companies surveyed now contribute to open source projects
  • Of 1,071 applications audited throughout 2016, 96% contained open source

According to the annual Linux Foundation/Dice Jobs Report (300 hiring managers and 1800 open-source professional surveyed):

  • Demand for open source professionals is increasing rapidly
  • Eighty-nine percent (89%) of hiring managers say it’s difficult to find open source talent
  • Sixty percent (60%) of companies are now looking for open source full-time hires
  • Sixty-seven percent (67%) of managers say hiring open source professionals will increase more than other areas in the next 6 months

The speakers at Open Source 101 are world class

World-class technologists and thought leaders will deliver each session live on May 12. Each speaker has been chosen specifically because of the experience and expertise they bring to the table.


Content and topics will provide the knowledge needed to contribute to and consume open source effectively

Each talk featured has been chosen to provide education resulting in an ability to effectively contribute to and consume open source. More companies are both consuming and open-sourcing products themselves than ever before. It is vital people inside these organizations understand the tools and processes.


Networking opportunities will be outstanding

Even though Open Source 101 at Home is a virtual event with live remote sessions there will still be plenty of networking opportunities available. The platform on which the event will be hosted includes a “Networking” feature that pairs attendees up and allows direct connection.


The value is second to none

The conference has been structured to allow and encourage access to nearly everyone. The first 250 tickets are absolutely free, and those after the first 250 are claimed are just $19 USD. That’s less than $1 USD per session – a tremendous value.

Target Audience

  1. Current technology professionals with little open source experience, but wanting to learn more
  2. Current technology professionals with open source experience, but wanting to learn more
  3. Students wanting and needing to learn more about open source
  4. Anyone interested in world-class networking opportunities with some of the top thought leaders in the world