All Things Open 2017 : Raleigh NC, October 23-24

Event Reflections

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First, what is FOSS?

"Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that can be classified as both free software and open-source software. That is, anyone is freely licensed to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software." Wikipedia contributors. "Free and open-source software." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 29 Oct. 2017. Web. 31 Oct. 2017.

Hey, thanks WWCode! (They're FOSS fans, too.)

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And, now a report from the All Things Open 2017 conference in Raleigh, where I met some excellent free software types and learned about some of the Things, but not all of them:

Red Hat sponsored the conference and took suggestions for Open Source Stories.

Must be nice to have a local chapter of WOMEN WHO CODE. Here's Raleigh/Durham's.

Thanks, also, to the Software Freedom Conservancy for their good work with Outreachy, which organizes paid internships in free and open-source software projects for people who are typically underrepresented in those projects.

I followed my own ATO 2017 conference track. 

And now you can follow my track too! Here are the tutorials and links:

The most memorable keynote talk was definitely the great Google's Kelsey Hightower's live cloud deployment using voice recognition software. He had tweetable moments in:


Finally, a favorite new friend is Molly de Blanc, who gave a diversity talk. It is just one example of some of the Things I missed this year that I wish I hadn't. There is always next year.

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