OpenCon 2017: NC Student Leaders


Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm

2017-04-01 10:00:00 2017-04-01 16:00:00 America/New_York OpenCon 2017: NC Student Leaders Talley Student Union


  • Talley Student Union

Event Description

Join NCSU Libraries for a full-day student conference to build leadership and outreach skills, learn to market yourself and your work to prospective employers, and connect with other students. Participants will learn how to use and create "open content," that is, work that can be freely accessed, used, and shared by anyone. In the first half of the day, participants will receive an overview of "open" and hands-on experience with open tools for sharing their own work, such as Creative Commons licensing, Wikipedia editing, and GitHub Pages. In the second half of the day, participants will have the chance to meet local professionals who have used "open" to grow their career, and learn tips and tricks for how they can do the same. Participants will leave with the skills to make their own work open, advocate for openness, and market their open experiences to potential employers or collaborators. Come with an idea, or plan to be inspired!

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Tom CallawayTom Callaway has been at Red Hat since 2001. Currently, he is the University Outreach lead for Red Hat, working to help students and educators understand, use, and contribute to open source efforts. He is a founding contributor to the Fedora Project, handles all Fedora Legal issues, and currently maintains more than 300 software packages in Fedora. In his (limited) spare time, he enjoys gaming, geocaching, pinball, hockey, and 3D printing. Tom Callaway is the author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O'Reilly, December 2013)


View the OpenCon 2017 NC Student Leaders schedule & directory.

Contact Information

Lillian Rigling

Admission Information

Other Information

Coffee & lunch will be provided. Please plan to bring a laptop to participate in certain hands-on workshops