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Join us for the Open Distro Hack Day and more at All Things Open in Raleigh, NC

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Note: See the All Things Open 2018 – Conference Wrap-Up for links to slides and more!

We’re excited to return to one of our favorite open source community conferences, All Things Open, taking place October 13-15 in Raleigh, NC. AWS is a Presenting Sponsor, and we have some great events lined up – please join us and share in the fun!

The conference kicks off on Sunday, October 13th, at 1pm, with a special event on Inclusion in Open Source & Technology which we are particularly delighted to sponsor.

Open Distro Hack Day

Open Distro is a downstream distribution of open source Elasticsearch with additional features like built-in security, alerting, performance diagnostics, machine learning, and more. The Open Distro for Elasticsearch team is hosting an all-day hackathon on October 14. The Open Distro Hack Day will be held in State Ballroom A at the Marriott, across the street from the Convention Center within easy walking distance from registration.

We’ll work with fellow open source developers, enthusiasts, students, and professionals on real-world problems using the Open Distro for Elasticsearch codebase. At this event, you can build on existing Open Distro for Elasticsearch features. Your projects could include security integration for third-party authentication systems or alerting web hooks for Gitter. You could work on front-end components such as a React client for Performance Analyzer or new dashboard visualizations in Kibana. You could also work on UX design or contribute to the technical documentation.

We will have Open Distro experts and mentors available to help you every step of the way, along with lunch and snacks. We will be selecting top projects for prizes. We’ll also have swag for the winners. Space is limited, so sign up now. We look forward to seeing you there!

Open Source talks from AWS teams

MONDAY, October 14

  • 9:40-9:50am: Keynote: Amazon’s Commitment to Open Source, Arun Gupta, Ballroom B – 4th Floor
  • 11:45am-12:30pm: Internationalize your Web App with GlobalizeJS, Alolita Sharma, Ballroom C – 4th floor
  • 2:15-3:00pm: Developing intelligent robots with AWS RoboMaker, Alejandra Novak, 302A

TUESDAY, October 15

  • 10:45-11:30am Contributing to Open Distro For Elasticsearch, Alolita Sharma, Room 204
  • 11:45am-1:15pm Deploying and Scaling your First Cloud Application (Extended Session) , Mike Coleman, State Ballroom A

Stop by our booth and say hi!

We will be at the AWS booth detailing the latest features of Open Distro and other open source projects. Come say hello! Pick up some stickers and swag. Meet some AWS engineering managers—we’re hiring! See you soon.

Alolita Sharma

Alolita Sharma

Alolita Sharma is a Principal Technologist at AWS. Currently, she drives open source strategy and programs for open source projects such as Open Distro for Elasticsearch. Two decades of doing open source continue to inspire her. Alolita has built and led engineering teams at Wikipedia, Twitter, PayPal and IBM. Alolita is passionate about language technologies that enable everyone to participate in the Web's information revolution. She serves on the board of Unicode Consortium and is an invited expert on W3C and ECMA workgroups. She has served on the boards of the OSI and SFLC.in. You can reach her on Twitter @alolita.

Deirdré Straughan

Deirdré Straughan

Deirdré has been communicating about technology, and helping others to do so, for 30 years. She has written one book (so far); edited two more (so far); produced and delivered technical training; produced hundreds of videos and live streams of technical talks; written, edited, and managed blogs; and managed events. She has been applying this skill set to cloud computing since 2010, and to open source for even longer. She joined AWS in June, 2017, as Open Source Content Lead. In this role, among other tasks, she is managing editor of the AWS Open Source blog. You can find her at @deirdres on Twitter.