Thanks for a great conference Raleigh - we'll see you in 2014!!

Why You Should Attend

If you need a reason to attend the conference consider the following:

High quality speakers, some of the best in the country

Some of the best and most well known speakers in the open source/tech/web industries will attend and speak. This is a great opportunity to hear and meet them in a personal setting. It's rare for this many great speakers to be in one place at one time.

The most relevant technologies will be covered – a great educational opportunity

Some of the most relevant and in demand technologies will be discussed. Whether you're a developer, programmer, scientist, data or system administrator, CIO, CTO, IT manager, or just someone interested in what's coming next you'll find sessions for you. Just some of the sessions/technologies include:


  • Hampton Catlin - inventor HAML and SASS, Moveweb CTO
  • Trek Glowacki - Ember Core Team member and UI Engineer at Groupon, Ember
  • Scott Chacon - co-founder/CTO @ GitHub, GitHub for the Enterprise
  • Tom Wilson - CEO Jack Russell Software, Building Enterprise Applications with Angular.js
  • Jed Schneider - Senior Developer @ Mode Set, Coffeescript for Server Side Devs
  • Chris Aniszycyk - Open Source Manager @ Twitter, Eclipse Foundation Board member
  • Jonathan Leblanc - Emmy Award winning enginner and O'Reilly author @ PayPal,
  • Building Scalable, High-Performance API Mashups w & Node
  • Uri Sarid - CTO @ Mulesoft, Design a Good API and Why it Matters
  • Carlos Souza - Lead Developer & author at Codeschool, Rails 4 and Rspec
  • Jessica McKellar - President, Python Foundation, Python
  • Angie Byron - Webchick and Dir. of Community Development @ Acquia, Drupal 8
  • Joe Stagner - Director of Developer Strategy @ Zend Technologies, Building Security into your PHP application
  • Nathaniel Talbott - CTO Spreedly, Maintaining Sanity
  • John Berryman - Search & Big Data Architect @ OpenSourceConnections, Lucene and Solr search
  • Luke Ehresman, co-founder @ Tebros Systems, Working with remote teams, Overcoming the Challenges of Impersonal Collaboration

Engineers, Scientists, Database and System Administrators:

  • What Freaking Database Should I Use?
  • MySQL – latest news and updates
  • MariaDB for the Enterprise
  • PostreSQL – 9.3 features and 9.4 preview
  • MongoDB
  • CEPH – the distributed storage platform taking the world by storm
  • Tackling Big Data with Hadoop & open source integration
  • Open Source Analytics: Reporting in the Enterprise
  • Private Cloud Storage
  • Automating Cloud Factories with open source
  • Amazon Web Services, private cloud and open source
  • DevOps – using Chef, Puppet, Sensu and Logstash to show your value
  • The Open Daylight Project
  • Beyond Hadoop: Fast Ad-Hoc Queries on big data with DRUID
  • A Hybrid Approach: Open source/proprietary solutions revolutionizing business
  • OrangeFS: Next generation parallel scale-out file system
  • *How the internet works and open source (introductory, for newbies)

Business - CTOs, CIOs, CFOs, IT Decision Makers of All Types

  • What Every Executive and Decision Maker Should Know (by Tom Erickson, CEO Acquia)
  • Creating an open source policy
  • The open source business model – OS communities in a for-profit world
  • Open Source is different – The Brand is All You've Got
  • Open Source licensing
  • Open Source lessons learned – 30 years of experience to OpenStack
  • OS Foundations 2.0 – GNU, Apache, Eclipse and the changing landscape
  • OS Community/Commercially Successful – Mutually Exclusive?

Emerging – For Anyone Looking at What's Next

  • Open source and open data in the White House
  • Creative Commons and music's new distribution model
  • HTML 5 for the mobile web – Firefox OS
  • Open Sourcing Hardware (Chris Clark, Sparkfun Electronics)
  • Health IT and how open source can help
  • OS for geotagging unstructured big data – CLAVIN
  • Python for Computer Vision
  • Open source and the military
  • Open hardware and 'open funded' projects – the impact on all companies
  • Open cities – open source in government

The most important companies in the open source space will attend and participate:

Just a few include:

  • Red Hat
  • GitHub
  • Mozilla
  • Oracle
  • Google
  • Acquia
  • Twitter
  • PayPal
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Apache Software Foundation
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Cloudera
  • Sparkfun Electronics
  • Python Software Foundation
  • OpenNMS
  • Groupon
  • SkySQL
  • Eclipse Foundation
  • SugarCRM
  • Open Software Integrators
  • OpenLogic
  • Eucalyptus Systems
  • Mulesoft
  • Saltstack
  • Zend Technologies

Extensive Media Coverage and Promotion

Many major media outlets will cover and promote the conference. Just a few include…

  • Slashdot
  • Research Triangle Park
  • ZDNet
  • HPCWire
  • Linux Journal
  • More being added daily

Tremendous Value

Early Bird tickets are just $99 per day and $149 for both. The ROI with this event is a no-brainer. We challenge you to find more value in a conference anywhere.