Between now and the opening of All Things Open 2023 on October 15, which will begin the conference’s second decade, FOSS Force is each day taking a look at an individual year in ATO’s history. In today’s article we’re looking at All Things Open 2017, which was the conference’s fifth outing.
The 2017 All Things Open T-Shirt
Year Five by the Numbers
Attendance continued to grow in 2017, and the slate of speakers only got better. According to All Things Open, more than 3,200 people registered for conference number five, an increase of 800 over the previous year.
The increased attendance was especially evident during the keynote addresses in the conference center’s Grand Ballroom.
From its beginning in 2013, the conference offered a depth of speakers that was great for attendees who wanted to add to their open-source knowledge and skills, and also helpful for people looking to do a bit of old-fashioned networking. While this was especially important in the early years when the conference was run by educationally-focused IT-ology, that focus remained even after IT-ology was no longer connected with the event.
People at ATO 2017
All Things Open 2023 Opens Sunday
All Things Open 2023 opens this Sunday at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, which it has been its home since it started in 2013. The schedule for this year’s event is available online. If you’re interested in attending, you can get information on prices (it’s extremely reasonable) and register here.
Gin Landers is an intern covering open-source technology for FOSS Force.