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While many of the best and brightest open source minds will be at Open Source Summit Europe from October 22-24, there’s another great open source conference stateside for those that can’t make it across the pond to Edinburgh. All Things Open, taking place in Raleigh, NC at the Raleigh Convention Center from October 21-23, is the largest “open” technology event on the East Coast, boasting more than 3,500 technologists and decision-makers from around the world.

In the heart of the Research Triangle, a burgeoning tech and innovation sector that acts as the Silicon Valley of the South, Raleigh is the perfect host city for the All Things Open conference. Featuring more than 20 tracks of world-class content, All Things Open covers the world of open source, open source technology and the role of the open web in today’s enterprise. VMware is a silver sponsor of this year’s All Things Open and will feature four presentations among an elite crop of 200+ speakers. Get the scoop on those below:

  1. What Is Serverless Useful For? Building a Multi-Cloud Automation with Dispatch (Karol Stepniewski and Berndt Jung)Monday, Oct. 22, 2:15 p.m.

Having a homogeneous infrastructure is a blessing, but many of us have to deal with multiple clouds/infrastructure providers in our daily work. Enter Dispatch, an open source project that aims to provide batteries-included enterprise functions. Dispatch framework uses other open source FaaS implementations (such as OpenFaaS, OpenWhisk and RIFF) to provide an easier developer experience while adding in IT/Ops features such as multi-tenancy, monitoring and visibility. This session will explain what serverless is, why it’s becoming important and then demonstrate how to build an app that connects multiple clouds and their services via Open Service Broker API and Event Driver concept of Dispatch.

  1. Lessons Learned in Automating Compliance for Containers (Nisha Kumar)Monday, Oct. 22, 3:15 p.m.

What are the licenses governing the distribution of a container? This question led VMware’s Nisha Kumar to develop an open source project called Tern, which inspects container images for packages installed in them along with their associated metadata. Nisha’s talk will take you through the roadblocks she’s encountered when trying to automate a container inspection tool that helps with open source software compliance. Along the way, you will learn about how containers are built, what their metadata looks like, what happens when you use FROM and RUN in your Dockerfile and how Tern tries to get around these roadblocks to compliance.

  1. Bandit and Gas—Security Linters (Eric Brown)Monday, Oct. 22, 4:15 p.m.

Ensuring code is secure is a difficult task but minimizing the security issues in software is a primary focus for most companies. Many tools help assist in the testing of software to ensure security issues are flushed out, including linters, API scanners, fuzzers, penetration testers, etc. This presentation focuses on two open source security linters: Bandit and Gas. Bandit is a linter specifically designed for Python while Gas is a linter designed to find security issues in Go. This talk will cover how easy it is to use these tools, how to integrate into your favorite IDE and build system and how you can become a contributor to help improve these tools.

  1. Open Source in the Era of 5G (Mark Voelker)Tuesday, Oct. 23, 3:00 p.m.

The 5G buildout is underway worldwide and will likely represent the largest infrastructure spend of the next decade. Telcos have overwhelmingly chosen to build their next generation platforms using two important building blocks: virtualization and open source. Unlike past carrier buildouts that utilized primarily purpose-built hardware appliances, the 5G buildout is intended to be built on the back of virtualized network functions. This talk will discuss how open source is influencing the next generation of mobile networking, virtual network functions, cloud, software-defined networking and architectures for a distributed world. It will also shed some light on how open source projects like OpenStack and ONAP are playing an important role in building out our next generation of communications.

We hope to connect with you at the 6th annual All Things Open conference because if one thing is true in the world of open source, it’s that meeting community members face-to-face is now more important than ever before.

Stay tuned to the Open Source Blog and our Twitter handle (@vmwopensource) for more information and updates from the All Things Open conference.

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