What we're about

This group will examine topics and technologies in the open source/tech/web space. It is a preview of the annual All Things Open conference taking place every October in Raleigh and is hosted by the All Things Open team.

Technologists and technology decision makers of all types, and of all experience levels, are encouraged to join and participate. Being inclusive is a core principle and one we strongly believe in.

Upcoming events (2)

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

320 E 9th St

We'll skip our "normal" March meetup this year in the RTP so we can focus on our annual Open Source 101 one-day conference. We invite all RTP meetup members to join us in downtown Charlotte, NC on Thursday, March 23.

We know Charlotte is 2 - 2.5 hours from the RTP, but it's still a possible day trip (leave early/return late). Amtrak also runs between the RTP and Charlotte for anyone that doesn't want to drive and possibly work or rest on the trip.

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).

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.

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

Schedule: 27 speakers and 30 sessions will be featured

Early Bird pricing of just $49 USD will be 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. Scholarships and discount details can be found here.

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


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

Dev Tools for Web Performance + Networking + Great Swag!

4205 S Miami Blvd

*note, this meetup was moved from Wednesday, April 5 to Tuesday, April 4*

After taking a month off in March for our annual Open Source 101 conference taking place March 23 in Charlotte, we're coming back strong in April with a fantastic speaker and topic. We'll also be back onsite at IBM, which we're really looking forward to.

Sia Karamalegos, a developer, international conference speaker, and writer currently working on web performance at Shopify will deliver a talk on Dev Tools for Web Performance. A second, shorter 15 minute talk will also be added very soon.

Lots of swag will be available at this meetup, as always, including a limited number of ATO 2022 t-shirts and hats and at least one very cool piece of technology (we love mechanical keyboards).

Food and beverages will be served as well, courtesy of our amazing hosts IBM.

Contact us with questions at [masked].

Venue doors officially open at 6:00 pm (you can arrive earlier if you like), live programing begins at 6:30 pm ET sharp. We'll begin the evening with a few community announcements, then we'll quickly move to our speakers.

Location and Address:
Building 500, Room G[masked] S Miami Blvd
Durham, NC 27703
*Questions regarding venue can be directed to Sahdev directly at[masked].

1). Enter IBM campus from Miami Boulevard and Cornwallis Road,
2). Follow signs for IBM Software Group Main Lobby B500 and take third left (DEVELOPMENT LANE) toward Main Lobby 500.
3). Park into the Visitor Parking lot which is in the front of the B500. You will be escorted from the building entrance/lobby.

Speaker #1:
Sia Karamalegos, developer, international conference speaker, and writer, currently working on web performance at Shopify.

Sia Karamalegos is a developer, international conference speaker, and writer, currently working on web performance at Shopify. She is a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies, a Cloudinary Media Developer Expert, and a Stripe Community Expert. She co-organizes the Eleventy Meetup which won the 2021 Jammies Award for Outstanding Community Meetup. She is the founder and lead developer for Clio + Calliope Web Development and was recognized in the Silicon Bayou 100, the 100 most influential and active people in tech and entrepreneurship in Louisiana.

She graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in chemical engineering and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. When she's not coding, speaking, or consulting, Sia likes to write short stories and dabble in charcoal figure drawing. She's also an avid endurance athlete.

Sia on the internets:
Website: https://sia.codes/
Mastodon: https://front-end.social/@sia
GitHub: https://github.com/siakaramalegos/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karamalegos/

Talk Title: Dev Tools for Performance

Talk Abstract:
Performance is important. Tooling can be hard. Do flame charts and waterfalls intimidate you? Come learn how to use common performance tools such as Chrome DevTools, webpagetest.org, and real user data with the Chrome User Experience report