Open Source 101

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Name: Open Source 101
Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Open Source 101 - FREE passes for Columbia Chamber Partners

Learn about technologies that can save you money and make you more competitive 
Network with and meet developers and technologists you might need.

Tuesday, April 17
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
USC Alumni Center, downtown Columbia

A one-day technology conference covering the technologies and processes that are foundational to open source, open tech, and the open web.
Featuring 5 keynote talks and 40+ talks and extended sessions from some of the top experts in the world.

Just a few of the companies/organizations represented:  Red Hat, GitHub, Microsoft, PayPal, Walt Disney Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, VMWare, Redis Labs, Lending Tree, Percona, IBM, and many more.
Current sponsors / partners include Red Hat, GitHub, McNair Entrepreneurship Center, SCRA, City of Columbia, OBO, Women Who Code, CodeSC, The Linux Foundation, Linux Journal,, DZone, and more.

Open Source 101 is a one-day conference for entrepreneurs, businesses, technologists and developers. The focus will be the processes and technologies that are foundational to open source, open tech, and the open web. The event will feature industry experts delivering 15 minute keynote and extended 30-40 minute track session talks. The goal is that attendees leave the event with a better understanding of open source and ready to contribute or consume. Target audience includes entrepreneurs, businesses, current technology professionals new to open source/tech/web, professionals familiar with but wanting a refresher, and students of all types with a desire to learn more about open source.  
Because nearly all companies use open source technology, open source can save companies money, 80-90% of all applications include open source, the majority of the world's technology runs on open source, major companies and companies of all types are now open sourcing existing technology. Read our blog post for more details -

To register:
Why Attend:  

Free Passes for Columbia Chamber:
Limited free passes are being made available to the SBA network. Simply enter the promotional code Chamber when registering and the cost will be reduced to $0. 

Contact info: 

USC Alumni Center
900 Senate St
Columbia, SC 29201
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, April 17
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