OCTOBER 23 - 24, 2017
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, NC

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Socials

Every year we make a big effort to create plenty of networking opportunities and special events for attendees, sponsors, and speakers. While world-class content and education are extremely important, it’s also important to meet new people, do new things, and relax after a long day.

So, take a few minutes and review the opportunities we’re making available this year below. We sincerely believe you’ll find value and have a lot of fun.

Sunday, October 18:

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST
5K Running Tour of Raleigh

If you’re a runner, or just want to get a guided tour of downtown Raleigh while moving your legs faster than normal, you’ll love this evening run led by the team at Runologie. Brent, the GM, will take you on a tour of downtown landmarks such as the state capital, the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, museums, and much more. The run will end with water and fruit. You’ll also be finishing up the run as the Welcome Social is just getting started. Run home, shower, and come back or join us as you are – we’re ok with either.

Starting location: Common 414, at 414 Fayetteville Street, less than a block from the Convention Center and Marriott Hotel. This is same location as the Welcome Social.

Ending location: Common 414 at 414 Fayetteville Street

Contact: Jennifer Suber – [email protected]

5:30 – 8:30 pm EST
Welcome Social, hosted by GitHub

Get the conference started off right by joining us for a relaxing, stress-free evening of networking, good conversation, and fun at Common 414. Rekindle old friendships and meet new people as we enjoy food and drinks in safe and really cool environment we have reserved, just for All Things Open attendees. A great networking opportunity.

Location: Common 414 at 4141 Fayetteville Street, less than a block from the Convention Center and Marriott Hotel.

Contact: Jennifer Suber – [email protected]

Monday, October 19:

12:20 – 1:35 pm EST
Special Screening of Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

On Monday, October 19, the award-winning documentary “Code: Debugging the Gender Gap” will be shown to conference attendees and the general public, courtesy of Red Hat. The movie will begin at 12:20 pm EST and last 1 hour and 20 minutes. It will be shown on the main stage in the 4th floor Grand Ballroom of the Raleigh Convention Center. Through compelling interviews, artistic animation, and clever flashpoints in popular culture, the film examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles, and sexism all play roles in this national crisis.

Location: Grand Ballroom, 4th floor of Convention Center

5:45 – 6:45 pm EST
RTP OpenStack Meetup

Join the RTP OpenStack Meetup group as they host a monthly meeting following the day’s programming. A great opportunity for additional education and networking.

Location: TBD coming very soon

Contact: Mark Voelker – [email protected]

5:45 – 7:45 EST
Evening Social & Networking

End a great day of programming and meeting new people by joining us on the patio at Jimmy V’s in Raleigh’s downtown City Square. Come ready to relax, network, or just take it easy. Always an extremely popular event at the conference every year.

Location: Jimmy V’s, 420 Fayetteville Street, less than a block from the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
*All attendees must have a conference badge when attending.

Contact: Jennifer Suber – [email protected]

7:45 – 9:45 pm EST
Speaker/Sponsor Dinner

Our way of saying “thank you” to the people that help make All Things Open possible. All speakers and sponsors can join us in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel as we break bread, network and relax.

Location: Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel, connected to Jimmy V’s

Contact: Jennifer Suber – [email protected]

Tuesday, October 20:

12:15 – 1:15 pm EST
Lightning Talks, hosted by Opensource.com

Join the Opensource.com community during the lunch break for a lightning talk session you won’t want to miss. Speakers have 5 minutes to enlighten us with a burst of information about an open source topics they are passionate about. Grab your lunch, grab a seat, and get ready for the fastest hour of All Things Open.

Location: Main Stage, Grand Ballroom of the Convention Center, 4th floor

Contact: Jason Hibbets – [email protected]

5:45 – 7:45 pm EST
Send-Off Social, hosted by GitHub

Join us is the Warehouse District of downtown Raleigh as we play 50 classic arcade games, pinball, skeeball, and shuffleboard and enjoy some of the best drinks known to man! Attendees will receive game tokens and drink tickets as we say goodbye TOGETHER until we meet again in 2016. Always a very popular way to close things out.

Location: Boxcar Bar + Arcade, 330 W. Davie Street, Raleigh, just three blocks from the Marriott Hotel and the Convention Center. ATO staff will be there to guide you to the event location, so no worries!

Contact: Jennifer Suber – [email protected]

8:00 – 9:30 pm EST
Software Freedom Conservancy Fundraising Dinner

An intimate fundraising dinner open to anyone who has signed up as a supporter of the Conservancy: https://sfconservancy.org/supporter/. A small way to support an organization that does a lot of good.

Location: TBD

Contact: Edgar Hill – [email protected] or Bradley Kuhn – [email protected]

9:00 – 10:00 pm EST
Opensource.com Meetup

Join the Opensource.com community after the All Things Open send-off party for an evening of gaming at Boxcar (bar and arcade)–just a few blocks away from the Raleigh Convention Center. Unwind and relax after a long day of drinking from the open source fire hose. Sign-up at Eventbright so that we can help the Boxcar staff be ready for you.

Location: Boxcar Bar + Arcade, 330 W. Davie Street, Raleigh, just three blocks from the Marriott Hotel and the Convention Center.

Eventbrite sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opensourcecom-game-night-meet-up-registration-18765071835