By Jason Hibbets
– 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.