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‘All Thing Open’ Announces Call for Speakers

On Wednesday afternoon, the All Things Open (ATO) conference announced its Call for Speakers for 2015. The call will remain open for 45 days, which means it will close sometime near the end of April. Those interested in being a speaker at this year’s event can apply on the ATO website. 2015 marks the third year for the Raleigh, North Carolina event, which is well on the way to becoming the premiere open source enterprise conference in the Eastern United States.

All Things Open 2015After being a two day event for its first two years, this year the event, which is staged by the Columbia, South Carolina based nonprofit IT-oLogy, will expand to take place over a three day period. In addition, the event is moving from midweek to the beginning of the week, and is scheduled to begin on Sunday, October 18th and run through Tuesday, October 20th.

As in years past, the event will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center in the city’s downtown.

“We’re extremely excited to announce the first day of ATO 2015…will feature a limited number of extended workshops to allow for deeper dives,” the announcement said of the added day. “This is something attendees have been asking about for a while and we’re really happy to deliver. These will serve as a nice on-ramp for Monday and Tuesday’s more traditional sessions and keynotes.”

Although the schedule for this year’s All Things Open won’t be set until much later in the year, four speakers have already been confirmed, including Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat, and James Pearce from Facebook, who was a keynote speaker in 2014. In addition, Microsoft’s Christian Heilmann and Nginx’s Sarah Novotny are also already on board for 2015.


Editor’s note: This article was updated on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:15 PM EDT, primarily to remove mention of two speakers who won’t be speaking at ATO this year.

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