~By Jason Hibbets

If you’re ready to learn about open source, open tech, and the open web from industry experts or just need to fine-tune a few skills, mark your calendar for Saturday, February 17, 2018. Open Source 101 is returning to South West Raleigh.

Demand for open source professionals is increasing rapidly according to the annual Linux Foundation / Dice Jobs Report, 300 hiring managers and 1800 open source professionals surveyed said 89% of hiring managers find it difficult to find open source talent.

Last year, more than 600 people attended the first Open Source 101 conference–a one-day conference for technology professionals and students designed to provide open source education and instruction in partnership with Opensource.com. Open Source 101 is part of the All Things Open event series. If you like your experience at Open Source 101, then plan to attend All Things Open on October 22-23, 2018 in Downtown Raleigh.

Open Source 101 will have morning keynote sessions addressing higher level topics, then continue the day with breakout sessions. Topics include some of the basics: what is open source?, how to contribute to open source, and open source community best practices. Other topics aimed at technology professionals go into the world of licensing, DevOps, and the business case for open source.

If you’ve been to an All Things Open event before, then you know you’ll have amazing speakers and great content at an affordable price. If you haven’t, come on out and experience the hospitality from the All Things Open team. Save on your registration fees and sign up before February 16. I hope to see you there:

Open Source 101
When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
9:30 am – 4:45 pm (registration opens at 8:00 am)
Where: The McKimmon Conference Center, Raleigh

Costs: $29 for professionals (through February 16), $10 for students with valid Student ID