Collaboration at OSS

Open Source Summit 2018 offers attendees a variety of ways to connect with each other and find other attendees with similar interests. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to forge new connections at the event by utilizing these tools and opportunities.

Dates: August 28 – 31, 2018

  • Tuesday, Aug. 28 | 1:30 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 29 | 8:30 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 30 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 31 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Room 201

Designed to give developers a place to hack, the Developer Lounge is a space for big ideas and lively conversation. A functional space with ample power, snacks, and room to work, the OSS Developer Lounge serves one purpose: to support developers doing their best work together.

Dates: August 29 – 31, 2018
Times: Varied – See Schedule for details
Location: See Schedule for details

The Diversity Empowerment Summit (DES) encourages attendees to examine how a variety of perspectives and experiences can create a richer open source community and stronger open source code development. Featuring top-notch sessions and a unique space designed to foster learning, the DES track compliments other technical and business-oriented programming available to OSS NA attendees. Bonus: Following each session, continue your conversations in the adjacent Hallway Track Lounge. Visit the Schedule page for more information about sessions in this track.

Date: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Location: TBD
Drinks and light refreshments will be available
Sponsored by: Google

This event welcomes our attendees that are underrepresented minorities in tech; women, people of color, LGBTQA+, and people with disabilities. Please join us to connect and share experiences.

Who can attend?
Underrepresented minorities in tech: women, people of color, LGBTQA+, and people with disabilities

Is this event open to allies?
No. Allies are incredibly important to further diversity in tech and the world, however, at this time, we’ve chosen to limit attendance to underrepresented minorities in tech, to provide this community a dedicated space to share their unique experiences & perspectives.

Here are other ways that allies can support diversity in tech while at OSS:

Registration: Complimentary; Visit the Better Together Diversity Social Page for Registration Details

Beyond the educational program at Open Source Summit 2018, there are a host of activities before and during each day of the program designed to enhance your Summit experience and to create more opportunities for you to make new connections and strengthen existing ones with members of the open source community. Visit the Event Experiences page for more information and to RSVP*!

*RSVP not required for all event experiences. Visit the Event Experiences page for more details.

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Time: 8 – 8:45 a.m.
Location: Hallway Track Lounge in the Ocean Foyer, Level 1

We know what it feels like to attend a conference for the first time, and we want to help make that experience a little easier for our first-time attendees. Meet other newcomers, as well as Open Source Summit veterans, at this informal breakfast. In addition, pick up invaluable tips and tricks on how to best navigate the event. To register for this event, visit the First-time Attendee Breakfast page.

Dates: August 28 – 31, 2018

  • Tuesday, Aug. 28 | 1:30 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 29 | 8:30 a.m. – 6:20 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 30 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 31 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Ocean Foyer, Level 1

Designed to complement the Developer Lounge, the Hallway Track Lounge is a hub for conversation and collaboration. Replete with stress-busting games and tchotchkes and boasting relaxed yet functional design, the Open Source Summit Hallway Track Lounge gives you a space to take a break or continue your work in a laid-back setting with a beautiful view.

Dates: August 29 – 31, 2018
Times: Daily during scheduled lunch breaks
Location: Information available soon!

Sign up for a Meet & Eat experience and be connected with a variety of fellow Open Source Summit attendees for great conversation and even better company. To RSVP, visit the Event Experiences page and select the Meet & Eat tab.

Expand your open source community connections by finding and meeting with attendees who’s interests run parallel to your own. Visit the Networking App page for more information about this great tool!

Date: August 29, 2018
Time: 5:40 – 6:40 p.m.
Location: Sponsor Showcase in Ballrooms C-D

Open source employers and the community’s brightest candidates come together at this Open Source Career Mixer hosted in the Sponsor Showcase. Join a wide array of companies from the open source ecosystem seeking top talent in a variety of roles at all experience levels. Whether you’re actively searching for your next great gig or investigating for a future search, don’t miss this chance for face-to-face time with potential employers.

Visit the Recruiting Information page and select the Recruiting Mixer tab for more information.

Date: August 30, 2018
Time: 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Location: Information available soon!
Registration Cost: Complimentary; Pre-registration required.

Are you looking to grow your technical skills, get more involved in an open source community, or tackle a career-change? Whether you’re new or not so new to open source, we invite you to register to attend our Speed Networking and Mentoring event. You’ll have the chance to meet with experienced mentors from many communities for an inside perspective on advancing your career.

Interested in serving as a mentor?  Visit the Speed Networking & Mentoring page to sign up.

Date: August 29, 2018
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: Information available soon!
Registration: Complimentary; Pre-registration required
Sponsored by Intel

We invite all attendees that identify as women and non-binary to join each other for a networking lunch at Open Source Summit. Lunch will begin with brief self-introductions, and then guests will be free to enjoy lunch and mingle with one another. All attendees must identify as a woman or non-binary to attend, and pre-registration is required.

To register, visit the Women in Open Source Lunch page.





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