APRIL 2-3, 2014 - DOWNTOWN ATLANTA

Explore Open Source, Open Tech, and the Open Web with the world's top developers, technologists and decision makers for two days in the heart of Atlanta's downtown business and entertainment district.

Speakers

Chris Aniszczyk

Chris Aniszczyk

Twitter

Head of Open Source / Eclipse Foundation Board member

Eli Collins

Eli Collins

Cloudera

Chief Technologist

Ross Mason

Ross Mason

MuleSoft

Founder & VP Product Strategy

Ines Sombra

Ines Sombra

Engine Yard

Lead Data Engineer

Hampton Catlin

Hampton Catlin

Sass / Mooveweb

Creator / CTO

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Mediacurrent

Solutions Architect

John Saddington

John Saddington

The Iron Yard

Educator / Hacker / Blogger

Trek Glowacki

Trek Glowacki

Ember.js

Core Team Member

Ryan Berg

Ryan Berg

Sonatype

Chief Security Officer

Joel Esler

Joel Esler

Cisco

Intelligence Lead / Open Source Manager

Steve Klabnik

Steve Klabnik

Balanced

Developer / Author

Lynn Root

Lynn Root

Spotify

Developer / Author

Doug Maughan

Dr. Doug Maughan

HSARPA

Cyber Security Division Director

Leigh Heyman

Leigh Heyman

Exec Office of the President

Dir. of New Media Technologies

Jonathan LeBlanc

Jonathan LeBlanc

PayPal

Emmy Award Winning Engineer

Jim Jagielski

Jim Jagielski

Apache / Outercurve Foundation

Director / President

Coraline Ehmke

Coraline Ehmke

Apartments.com

Principal Developer

Charlie Greenbacker

Charlie Greenbacker

Altamira

Director of Data Science

Mark Hinkle

Mark Hinkle

Citrix

Sr. Director, Open Source Business Office

Max Mether

Max Mether

SkySQL

Co-founder

Tasha Drew

Tasha Drew

Engine Yard

Product Manager

Mark Atwood

Mark Atwood

Hewlett-Packard

Director of Open Source

John Paul

John Paul

Conde Nast

Lead Technical Architect

Burr Sutter

Burr Sutter

Red Hat

Product Mgmt Director, Developer Tools

Craig Kerstiens

Craig Kerstiens

Heroku/Postgres Weekly

Postgres Team/Curator

Doug Burks

Doug Burks

Mandiant

Corporate Incident Handler / SANS Community Instructor

Jason Weathersby

Jason Weathersby

Mozilla

Technical Evangelist: Firefox OS

Shawn Briscoe

Shawn Briscoe

BlackDuck Software

Director of Strategic Services

Jim Salter

Jim Salter

Openoid

System Administrator / Author

Chris Hinkley

Chris Hinkley

Firehost

Senior Security Architect

Nik Molnar

Nik Molnar

Glimpse

Co-founder

Deb Nicholson

Deb Nicholson

Open Invention Network

Director of Community Outreach

Nick Chase

Nick Chase

Mirantis

Developer/Author

Robert Stam

Robert Stam

MongoDB

Developer

David Hurley

David Hurley

Joomla

Community Manager

Matt Dugan

Matt Dugan

Shadow-Soft

Middle Solutions Architect

Erik Webb

Erik Webb

Acquia

Technical Team Lead

Todd Fritz

Todd Fritz

inBloom

Software Architect

Boyd Wilson

Boyd Wilson

Omnibond

Executive Director

Matthew Conley

Matthew Conley

USMC

Sr. Linux Systems Analyst

Steven Grandchamp

Steven Grandchamp

SkySQL

VP of North America

Joshua Solomin

Joshua Solomin

Zend

Director of Product Strategy

Andrew Gardner

Andrew Gardner

Momentics

Founder & President

Sergey A. Razin

Sergey A. Razin

SIOS

Chief Technical Officer

Alfredo Deza

Alfredo Deza

Inktank

CEPH Expert

Milind Bhandarkar

Milind Bhandarkar

Pivotal

Chief Scientist

Sponsors

The top Open Source companies in the world are making Great Wide Open possible.
We can't thank them enough.

Engine Yard
MailChimp
Mediacurrent
GitHub
Pivotal
Shadow Soft
Cloudera
RedHat
SIOS
Oracle
HP
inBloom
Futurewave
Gazzang
PayPal
BlackMesh
OrangeFS
Versprite
Rackspace
Sevaa Group
Principle Solutions Group
HireNetworks
Leansquad
TheIronYard
Atlanta Tech Village
Metro Atlanta Chamber
Metro Atlanta ISSA

Media Partners

Open Source Dot Com
Linux Journal
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Rails Girls
Slashdot Org
Sourceforge
Pragmatic Programmers
Oreilly
The Whir
Hypepotamus
Women Who Code
pyladies
ATDC Georgia Tech
FOSS Force

About Great Wide Open

Great Wide Open is a conference for exploring the many facets of Open Source, Open Tech and the Open Web. Content is intended for developers, technologists and decision makers of all types and will be delivered in 45 minute or 1.5 hour sessions hosted by some of the best open source experts in the world.

The goal is to make available education and networking opportunities you can use to better yourself and your company. We want you to leave having learned much and having made many contacts.

Conference location is 200 Peachtree in downtown Atlanta, in the heart of the city's business and entertainment district.

Not convinced yet? Check out our "Why You Should Attend" page.

Tracks

Developer

For Developers, Programmers and Designers.

Will explore software development and UI design, surrounding topics such as languages, user experience, version control, responsive design, testing and deployment.

Operations

For Engineers, Scientists, System and Database Administrators.

Will focus on a wide range of topics, such as networks, storage, virtualization, databases, operating systems and the cloud.

Business

For CEO's, CFO's, CTO's, CIO's and IT managers of all types.

Will focus on the business side of making open source work in the enterprise, such as return on investment, licensing, governance, and more.

Emerging

For anyone wanting to learn more about what's next.

Will look at technologies such as hardware, open source in government, open source in health and science, and open source in mobile.

Sign Up! We'll let you know about new speakers, info and events as they are announced.

Events

Wecome Social

Tuesday, April 1 | 7pm-9pm

Alma Cocina | 191 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA

Alma Cocina

Join us at Alma Cocina as we start the conference with drinks courtesy of PayPal and Jonathan Leblanc. Three cheers for PayPal!

GitHub Drinkup

Wednesday, April 2 | 530pm-7pm

Alma Cocina | 191 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA

GitHub Drinkup

Join us at Alma Cocina for the GitHub DrinkUp courtesy of GitHub and Jordan McCullough.

Speaker | Sponsor Dinner

Wednesday, April 2 | 730pm-9pm

Alma Cocina | 191 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA

Alma Cocina

Speakers and Sponsors - Join us at Alma Cocina as we break bread with our speakers and sponsors and say "Thank You"!

Send Off Social

Thursday, April 3 | 5pm-7am

Meehan's Public House | 200 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA

GWO After Party

Join us at Meehan's Public House as we say "Good Bye" together.