What we're about

This meetup focuses on open source, open tech and the open web. It is designed for technologists, decision makers, and students that either 1) currently work with open source technology or 2) want to learn more. It will feature talks by and networking with some of the top technologists in the country.

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Open Source 101 2023 - A one-day open source conference

320 E 9th St

We're thrilled to be hosting our first in-person Open Source 101 since March 2020 - three years ago. We genuinely can't wait to see human faces and feel the positive "vibe" the event has become known for.

We invite all Open Source South Carolina (OSSC) meetup members to join us in downtown Charlotte, NC (about 1.5 hours away from Columbia/The Midlands) on Thursday, March 23 for our annual Open Source 101 one-day conference.

Date and Times

  • Thursday, March 23.
  • Check-In / registration will open at 7:30 am ET and live programming will begin at 8:45 am sharp with a welcome and thank you's. Keynote talks will get started at 9:00.
  • Programming will wrap up by 5:00 pm.

What is Open Source 101?
Open Source 101 is a one-day educational conference covering the processes and tools foundational to open source, open tech, and the open web. In short, programming is delivered (mostly) at an introductory and (sometimes) intermediate level. As a result, it's a wonderful on-ramp for many and a refresher for others. The event is intended as a compliment to All Things Open in the fall (ATO features more intermediate to advanced level content).

Speakers: https://opensource101.com/speakers/

Schedule: https://opensource101.com/schedules/2023/

Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City
2nd floor - Lecture Hall
320 E. 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
*Note, public rail, including a public rail station, is located bedside the DuBois Center and easily accessible. More information can be found here. Multiple parking options are also available. Parking details can be found here.

Target Audience
Target audience includes developers, technologists of all types, students and decision makers. Newbies and early career technologists always find a lot of value as do seasoned veterans coming over from a proprietary environment. Technologists, community leaders/members, marketing, decision makers and those in education (professors/teacher sand students) of all experience levels are guaranteed to find value.

The format includes morning TED-style keynote talks as well as track sessions from industry experts. Five (5) tracks of 45 and 90 minute sessions will follow the morning keynote block.

Early Bird pricing of just $49 USD is in place Tuesday, February 7 - Tuesday, February 14. The price doubles to $99 USD on Wednesday, February 15. Registration includes all programming, lunch and networking.

Scholarships and Discounts
We will make a limited number of scholarships and discounts available, as always. Those eligible will include students, historically underrepresented individuals and organizations, government, and education. We'll also offer discounts to groups of 5 or more and user groups.

Registration officially opens Tuesday, February 7. You can register here.


Questions can be directed to the All Things Open team at [masked].

Two hands-on workshops - Containers 101 & GitHub Actions

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Our first meetup of 2023 will in fact be two all-day training opportunities. We are consistently asked to make deeper dive sessions available that allows more "hands-on" engagement, so we decided to do just that.

Workshop Topics:

  • Containers Demystified! - a hands-on approach to understanding container mechanics, standards, and tooling.
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
  • Introduction to GitHub Actions – How to easily automate and integrate with GitHub
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

*note, a networking social will follow Introduction to GitHub Actions

Wednesday, April 12

SOCO Vista
808 Lady Street, suite D
Columbia, SC 29201

*Here is the website for SOCO - https://soco-work.com/. Note, there are two locations for SOCO in Columbia – we will be located at the Lady Street/Vista location.

Brent Laster, internationally recognized DevOps Director, trainer, and multiple time book author

The cost for each workshop is just $10 USD (you read that right).

Food and Beverages:
Light snacks and beverages will be available at SOCO. No lunch will be provided. Feel free to bring items with you if desired.

Seating Limits:
Each workshop is limited to only 40 registrations, so move quickly if you'd like to claim a seat. They will be filled quickly.

You can register at the following Eventbrite link - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-source-south-carolina-tickets-566436977247. It takes only a few minutes.

Workshop Details and More Information:
Complete workshop details can be found on the Eventbrite page, including a description of each workshop.

Scholarships Available:
A very limited number of scholarships will be available for these opportunities. Contact us directly for inquiries.

Contact Us:
Contact the All Things Open team directly with questions at [masked].

Past events (52)

Santa’s eCommerce Tech Stack + Holiday Giveaways..

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