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All Things Open 2019 Call For Papers to Open Tuesday, February 5

The 2019 All Things Open call-for-papers will officially open next Tuesday, February 5.

Anyone interested is encouraged to consider a talk topic and abstract now and move quickly once the call officially opens.

Talk formats will include 15 minute keynotes delivered from the main stage, 15 minute “burst” talks designed to highlight a topic/micro-topic, traditional 45 minute sessions, and extended 2.5 – 4.0 hour workshop sessions.

More than 800 talks were submitted for consideration in 2018 and more than 200 speakers and talks were featured at the event itself. More are planned for 2019.

 

Special topics we’re focusing on for 2019 include:

Inclusion & Diversity

We’re expanding the Inclusion & Diversity event we hosted in 2018 on Sunday, October 21. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, October 13 and we’re looking for amazing speakers.

• Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning

Open source tools, platforms, and frameworks are enabling and pushing the evolution of AI/ML like never before, and we want attendees to learn more. A few of the topics we’re seeking talks on include:

  • Tools/Libraries/Frameworks/Languages
    • GPUs
    • TPUs
    • Quantum Computing
  • Case studies
    • AR
    • VR
    • Self-driving cars
    • Robotics
  • Methodologies
    • QA
    • Regulation
    • Bias
    • Algorithms

• Licenses/Business

With open source business models now in the spotlight we’d like to feature a few talks designed to educate and inform. We’ve found many in the open source space still don’t have a foundational understanding of licensing and/or business models, which is entirely understandable given the changing landscape.

• Cloud

Cloud environments and technologies are fundamentally changing the way organizations do business, and open source in the process.

• Big Data

More data is being collected than ever before, but processing and deriving intelligence from the data using open source tools and technologies remains a challenge. One thing is for sure – this topic, and the tools and technologies that enable it, will only increase in importance moving forward.

 

Broad/general talk topics we’re looking to feature include:

  • Design/UI/UX
  • Mobile
  • Front-End Development
  • Front-End Engineering
  • Programming languages
  • Back-End Development
  • Databases
  • Networking/Infrastructure
  • Linux
  • DevOps
  • Big Data
  • Cloud
  • Hardware/IoT
  • Open Data/Open Government
  • Business
  • 101 – Introductory
  • Community
  • Start-Up
  • Education
  • Demo/Case Study
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare/Science
  • Security

Sample technology talks we’re looking for include (not intended to be exhaustive, only a guide):

• Operating systems and distributions

  • Linux, to include
    • Red Hat
    • Ubuntu
    • BSD (Free, Net, OpenBSD)

 Databases

  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • Apache Hive
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite
  • FoundationDB
  • Neo4j

• Programming/Scripting Languages

  • Javascript
  • Java/OpenJDK
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Groovy (Apache)
  • Go
  • Ruby
  • Swift
  • Perl
  • .NET/ASP.NET

• Developer Frameworks

  • Node.JS
  • Grails
  • Django
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Ionic
  • TensorFlow

• Mobile

  • Xamarin
  • React Native
  • Appcelerator Titanium
  • Phone Gap/Cordova
  • Sencha

• Continuous Integration

  • Jenkins
  • GitLab
  • MuleSoft
  • TravisCI

• Deployment Automation & Configuration Management

  • Ansible
  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • Juju

 Containers

  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • CoreOS
  • Mesos

• Cloud Environments & Cloud Management Tools

  • OpenShift
  • OpenStack
  • Microsoft Azure
  • AWS
  • Cloud Foundry
  • CloudStack
  • WSO2
  • KVM
  • Eucalyptus

• Testing / Test Automation

  • Selenium
  • Appium
  • Cucumber
  • Robotium
  • JMeter
  • Citrus
  • Cypress
  • Serenity

• Monitoring

  • Nagios
  • Prometheus
  • Graphite
  • OpenNMS
  • Zabbix

 Analytics/Data

  • Elastic – Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash (ELK)
  • Apache Kafka

Open Source methodology and process talk topics we’re looking for include:

• Contributing to open source projects (how-to’s, best practices, case studies), to include:

  • Bug reports
  • Pull requests
  • Code
  • Documentation
  • Design
  • Technical writing

• Maintaining open source projects

• Serving as a sole or co-core maintainer

• Open sourcing internal tools and platforms

• Using GitHub as a platform from which to host/maintain/manage projects

• Using/integrating external open source code into an internal product/code base

• Using open source licenses – knowledge of and familiarity with

• Creating/developing/working in an environment with an open source governance policy