Open Source 101 debuts in Raleigh, The Open Source City

If you are interested in exploring what the world of open source has to offer or seeing what the professional technology environment will look like in the future, then mark your calendar for Saturday, February 4, 2017.

Open Source 101 is a one-day conference for existing technology professionals and students designed to provide open source education and instruction. The event is organized by the same people who host the All Things Open conference held each October in Raleigh.

The event will have morning keynote sessions addressing higher level topics, then breakout sessions in the afternoon. Topics include some of the basics: What is open source?, Why open source and why should I participate?, and How do I join or start a project? Other topics aimed at technology professionals go into the world of licensing, community, and the business case for open source.

Open Source 101 event details

My team from will be well-represented. I’m bias, but I would encourage you to check out the sessions they are presenting at:

I have a talk, more of a case study, on Building Community with Twitter Chats, that will be lots of fun. I’ll walk you through how to plan, execute, and measure the success of a Twitter chat. Then we’ll do a live demo during the session.

For those new to open source, I would encourage you to attend Mark Hinkle’s talk, The Linux Foundation 101.

Hope to see you at Open Source 101!

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About Shibby

Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager. At night, he wears his cape and is a captain for the Open Raleigh brigade, as well as a co-chair for NC Open Pass. Jason is the author of a book titled The foundation for an open source city--a resource for cities and citizens interested in improving their government through civic hacking. While writing the book, he discovered his unknown superpower of building communities of passionate people. Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife, two kids, two border collies, chickens, lots of tomato plants, and a lazy raccoon somewhere in an oak tree. In his copious spare time, he enjoys surfing, running, gardening, traveling, watching football, sampling craft beer, and participating in local government--not necessarily in that order, but close to it. You can follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets

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