Why Attend?

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After all these years, open source skills are more important and sought after than ever

More than anything, ATO is an educational conference where attendees learn about new technologies and topics, and it’s always been that way. The goal is for attendees to leave having learned something or been made aware of something new.

Open Source has never been more popular and skills have never been in more demand

The speaker lineup is second-to-none

We’ve said it a thousand times – speakers are the reason people attend an event, period. The sessions they deliver provide the education that is so valuable. The lineup in 2022 will be tremendous. See speakers from 20212020 and 2019.  

Just a few past speakers include:

Angela Lungati
Ushahidi, Inc

Saron Yitbarek
Code Newbie

Jim Whitehurst
Red Hat

Venkat Subramaniam
Agile Developer, Inc.

Sandi Metz

Sarah Drasner

Demetris Cheatham

Jason Lengstorf,

Angie Jones

Marten Mickos

Dwight Merriman

Ben Ilegibodu
Stitch Fix

Ali Spittel

Mitchell Hashimoto

Chris Coyier
CodePen and CSS Tricks

Danese Cooper

Ashley McNamara

Kent C Dodds

Jono Bacon
Jono Bacon Consulting

Matt Asay

Erica Stanley

Nithya Ruff

Brendan Gregg

Emma Wedekind

Kelsey Hightower

Una Kravets
Bustle Digital Group

Lin Sun


Brandon Roberts

Scott Hanselman

You’ll be joining a technical and sophisticated audience

Attendance at ATO is always very, very good and the audience is a technical and sophisticated one. We expect 2022 to be closer to the experience from 2019, assuming the COVID situation continues on its current trajectory.

The venue is world-class and is structured perfectly for an amazing experience

For the 10th year in a row, the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, NC will serve as the host location. The layout is structured perfectly for an amazing attendee experience. In addition, it is downtown and within easy walking distance from attractions, hotels, restaurants and some of the top tech companies in the world.

You’ll be visiting Raleigh and The Research Triangle Park, one of the fastest growing tech centers in the U.S. and the world. Learn more.

The overall vibe is positive, fun and exciting. The experience is second-to-none.

While protocols will of course be in place, we expect the experience to be closer to 2019 (the last in-person event) than 2020 or 2021. The ATO community is a good one – kind, generous and genuinely supportive of other attendees and the open source community in general.

The price is fair and designed to maximize attendee and participant ROI

We started All Things Open to create an accessible and affordable world-class open source/tech/web conference. We strongly felt a world-class experience and accessibility shouldn’t be mutually exclusive, and 10 years later, we still do.

Registration and the 2022 website will launch on Tuesday, June 14 with our now (almost famous) $99 Early Bird Special. For just $99 USD you can attend all sessions and networking events on Tuesday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 2. This also includes lunch for both days. 

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