Brought to us by the same people who run All Things Open, this conference is geared to students and people new to the technology industry, with an overlying focus on open source technologies.

From the Open Source 101 conference website, the following are topics that may be presented:

  • The business case for open source (why and how organizations use it)
  • Open Source revenue models
  • How to contribute to open source
  • Where do I find open source projects to contribute to?
  • Community Code of Conduct
  • The role and importance of community
  • What is Linux
  • Linux distributions
  • Open source licensing (license types and why)
  • Back-End – GCC versus Clang
  • Front-End – IDE’s and text editors
  • Git – what it is and how does it differ from SVN and CVS
  • GitHub
  • Bitbucket/GitLab
  • Self-publishing how to – WordPress, wiki’s
  • Open hardware – what is it and why important?
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Open Source Tools – tools used by developers and/or businesses
  • Linux use cases
  • To fork or not to fork – when and why you’d want to fork a project
  • How to get an open source job
  • Open source skills hiring managers look for

The call for proposals window was very brief, only a week! I submitted talks on load testing (with a subtopic of using git to develop an application) and on participating in an open source project as a community member/user.

Registration starts January 4th, and is expected to fill immediately, at $10/ticket and ony 500 spots.