Why Attend Open Source 101?

Open Source is now ubiquitous and central to the modern technology environment. The need to learn more and understand the basics 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 number of recent studies and reports:

Open Source has never been more popular and skills have never been in more demand



The speakers at Open Source 101 are world class

World-class technologists and thought leaders will deliver each session live on Thursday, March 23. Each speaker is being 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 will be 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 required and being utilized.


Networking opportunities will be outstanding

Networking opportunities onsite in Charlotte will be outstanding. Multiple opportunities will exist throughout the day (pre-programming, between sessions, lunch, the hallway track, etc.), as well as ones that will be networking-specific (post-event social, etc.)


The value is second to none

Registration for Open Source 101 is only $49 USD during the Early Bird period (Feb 7 – Feb 14) and $99 USD once Early Bird pricing has expired, and includes all programming throughout the day as well as lunch onsite. In addition, scholarships are available to students and historically underrepresented groups/individuals. Registration for live streamed content is free ($0), thanks to Presenting level sponsors.

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