Why you should be attending the Great Wide Open…

Shadow-Soft is excited to be a sponsor at this year’s inaugural Open Source event in Atlanta – The Great Wide Open 2014 will include two days of world-class keynotes, sessions, workshops covering the latest open source technologies and issues in the enterprise. Keeping with tradition, GWO will feature some of the best technologists and content available in the world.  The most important companies in Open Source will be attending and participating including Shadow-Soft.


As a sponsor we’re making a special offer to our customers. Register with the following discount code – ‘shadowsoft‘ to receive a 15% discount on your ticket. You don’t want to miss this event!




200 Peachtree Conference Center, 200 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Downtown Atlanta, in the heart of the business and entertainment district


Reasons to attend this year’s Great Wide Open are:


1) High quality speakers, some of the best in the country

Some of the best and most well known speakers in the open source/tech/web industries will attend and speak. This is a great opportunity to hear and meet them in a personal setting. It’s rare for this many great speakers to be in one place at one time where it’s easy to talk and exchange cards, etc. We’ve attended too many huge conferences that were, ironically, too big.



2) The most relevant technologies will be covered – a great educational opportunity

Some of the most relevant and in demand technologies will be discussed. Whether you’re a developer, programmer, scientist, data or system administrator, CIO, CTO, IT manager, or just someone interested in what’s coming next you’ll find sessions for you.


There will be 45 minute track sessions as well as 1.5 hour workshops during Great Wide Open. Some of these include the following:


  • Developer – for Developers, Programmers, Designers
  • Operations – Scientists, Engineers, Database and System Administrators. Will look at Databases, Cloud, Big Data, Administration, and Security
  • Business – for CIOs, CTOs, IT decision makers of all types. Will discuss the many business issues unique to open source like licenses, opensource business models, why an OS policy is a must, etc.
  • Emerging – will look at open data and government and a host of emerging technologies


We hope to see you in Atlanta in April!


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