All Things Open is returning for its eighth annual conference, bringing over 200 speakers from around the world to tackle open-source topics.
The two-day conference, held online on Monday and Tuesday, will feature several keynotes, breakout sessions and workshops, along with three co-located events focused on diversity and inclusion, community leadership and DevOps.
All Things Open is typically held in Raleigh every fall. But with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers decided to pivot to an online format—enabling them to tap into a much broader audience spanning countries and continents.
Todd Lewis, the founder of All Things Open, told WRAL TechWire in August that he’s expecting more than 10,000 people to tune in for the event. For comparison, last year’s in-person conference brought a turnout of just over 4,900 attendees.
Free registration is another draw for this year’s event. Usually, tickets start at around $150.
Eight keynote speakers are confirmed to headline the program. Each will deliver 15-minute talks covering everything from open-source in Africa to navigating code reviews to cybersecurity and cloud storage.
The keynote speakers include: GitHub Chief Operating Officer Erica Brescia, Cloud Foundry Foundation Developer Advocate Shedrack Akintayo, Fidelity Investments Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion Wendy John, Amazon Web Services Head of Open Source Strategy & Marketing Matt Asay, Applitools Senior Developer Advocate Angie Jones, HackerOne CEO Marten Mickos, Netlify VP of Developer Experience Sarah Drasner, and Google Director of Open Source Chris DiBona.
In addition to the keynote speakers, more than 200 industry representatives will deliver talks, breakout sessions and extended educational workshops. Speakers run the gamut from startup founders, CEOs and other executives, to engineers and product developers, to open-source enthusiasts. The speakers hail from tech giants like Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Oracle, IBM, Red Hat and Salesforce.
All Things Open 2020 will also include extended workshops over several tracks: Developer, business, design, cloud, databases/Big Data, containers, Kubernetes, networking and elasticsearch, and security.
Three co-located events will run alongside the main All Things Open program:
Inclusion and Diversity in Open Source – Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Held on day one of All Things Open, Inclusion & Diversity in Open Source will feature talks and panel discussions focusing on machine learning bias and discrimination, expanding access to underrepresented groups, diversity of thought and age, and more subtopics.
Confirmed speakers in the Inclusion and Diversity in Open Source program are: Danese Cooper of NearForm, Jason Brewer and Johnny Preyer of Mailchimp, Saishruthi Swaminathan of IBM, Ellen Spertus of Mills College, Lisa Smith of Zapier and Women Who Code, Guy Martin of OASIS Open and Vasudha Swaminathan of Stack Overflow.
Community Leadership Summit – Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
The Community Leadership Summit includes talks and panel discussions from open-source leaders, organizers and managers exploring topics such as mentoring new community leaders, creating a sustainable community, event planning, connecting community and developer relations teams, building diverse teams and projects, measuring community health, and audience incentives and rewards.
Confirmed panel moderators include: Nithya Ruff of Comcast, Guy Martin of OASIS Open, Jono Bacon of Jono Bacon Consulting, Mary Thengvall of Camunda, Amber Graner of Corelight Inc., Deb Nicholson of the Open Source Initiative, Samantha Logan of SociallyConstructed.Online, and Van Riper of Google.
Spanning both days of All Things Open, DevOpsDays Raleigh will include 24 talks and panel discussions with both technical and non-technical content for developers, system administrators and other people interested in the field.
Topics include cloud security, best practices in implementing container image promotion pipelines, automation strategies, test automation, building workloads in Kubernetes, using Jenkins to build, deploy and automate, Azure DevOps and the SSIS development lifecycle, and more.