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What is Open Source North?

An Open Dialogue on Open Source

Open Source North (OSN) is a one-day Twin Cities-based tech conference. OSN was designed to bring enterprise developers and industry experts together to learn, share and connect. It’s a great opportunity for free thinkers to collaborate, build community and gain insight into the emerging technologies within the enterprise community. Join fellow Open Source leaders this May! Early bird registration opens March 18. Last year OSN sold out in 3 weeks! Round 2/Final – Speakers selected for #osn2019:

  • Keith Resar / Red Hat, Delivering Stateful applications on Kubernetes with Operators
  • Anshul Kumar / McKesson, Big Data Cloud Adoption
  • Cari Tan / Accessible360, Testing for Accessibility
  • Philip Holleran / GitHub, Automating your Repository Maintenance Workflows
  • Emily Thrash / Perficient, Otters and Project Management Leadership in IT
  • David Nguyen / Target, From SharePoint to GatsbyJS- A History of Static Site Generator
  • Esten Rye / Protolabs, Building an Infrastructure Lab in Hyper-V
  • Christian Posta / solo.io, Leveraging Envoy Proxy and GraphQL to lower the risk of monolith to microservice migration
  • Jay Landro / sdg, What the i18n?!?
  • Yolonda Smith / Target, It’s Coming From Inside the House: An Inside-Out Approach to NodeJS Application Security
  • Michael Heldebrant / Elastic, Elasticsearch as a Data Store
  • Andrew Hakala / TCF, Invest in Yourself, Others Will Follow
  • Jennifer Bonine / Tap|QA, Picture This: Using visuals to communicate your message
  • Andrew Justen / Cambria, On a need to know basis: Secret orchestration with HashiCorp
  • Eric Kidd / Nerdery, Hardening The Chain: Securing JavaScript Packages from Dependency Attacks
  • Robert Boedigheimer / Schwans Shared Services, Tell Web Ads to Shut Their Pi-hole!
  • Senthil Kumaran / virtuwell, Path TO AI Practice in an Enterprise
  • Todd Gardner / TrackJS, Testing Lessons from Failed Projects
  • Casie Siekman / sdg, What’s New with Vue?
  • Matt Kalan / MongoDB, Building Serverless Apps with MongoDB Stitch
  • Joel Lord / Auth0Hacking JWTs
  • Brian Glas / Union University, Threat Modeling on the Run
  • Randall Larson / Shinebox, Julie Haldorson / Three Deep Marketing, Using our collected consumer data for GOOD not evil
  • Justin James / Let Your Nerd Be Heard, Cypress: Where Automated Web UI Testing Isn’t Just for QA Anymore
  • Andy Fleener / SportsEngine, The Five Whys and Other Lies
  • Aaron Ackerman / Movable Ink, The Power of Hooks in React
  • Mike Benkovich / Imagine Technologies, Optimizing for the Cloud

Round 1 – Speakers selected for #osn2019:

  • Chris Montgomery / Code42, Elasticsearch at Scale
  • Ashley Dzick / SafeNet Consulting, Modern Data Visualization
  • Damon Allison & Seth Mastous / C.H. Robinson, Beyond Microservices – event streaming with Apache Kafka
  • Matty Stratton / PagerDuty, The Psychology of Chaos Engineering
  • Janani Pathangi / Optum, Serverless Computing at Optum
  • Erica Prairie / Target, Better Every Day – Growing a Learning Culture at Target
  • Brandon Johnson / Plakeside, World-Scale AR with React Native
  • Sean Feeney / Nerdery, Cloud Migration Methodology with a Pinch of AWS
  • Julia Nguyen / Mailchimp, Navigating Front-end Architecture Like a Neopian
  • Prachi Sharma & Niki Anderson / ICF Next, A NiFi journey at ICF Next: Streaming large-datasets using Apache NiFi and how to containerize the beast!
  • Andrew Ripka / Google, Knative – Bringing Serverless to K8s
  • Jason Bock / Magenic, What’s New in C#8
  • Amy Gebhardt / SportsEngine, Code Reviews?! That’s a Great Idea!
  • Joe Karlsson / MongoDB, A Gentle Introduction to Big O
  • Matt Ruby / Bluestem Brands, Practical Single Page Applications with Server Side Rendering Using Next.js
Save The Date

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Kopp Student Center/Normandale Community College 9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
Map + Directions
From the North

Take MN-100 South
Continue on County Hwy 34 S/Normandale Blvd
Turn left on 98th Street
Turn left on Collegeville Road
Kopp Student Center is ahead on your right.

From The South

Take I-35W North
Take exit 6 for 98th Street/County Hwy 1
At end of exit ramp, turn left
Move to the right lane to stay on 98th Street
Proceed west past France Avenue
Turn left on Collegeville Road
Kopp Student Center is ahead on your right.

From The East

Take I-494 West
Take France Avenue exit
At end of exit ramp, turn left
Proceed south to 98th Street
Turn right onto 98th Street
Turn right on Collegeville Road
Kopp Student Center is ahead on your right.

From The West

Take I-494 East
Take France Avenue exit
At end of exit ramp, turn right
Proceed south to 98th Street
Turn right onto 98th Street
Turn right on Collegeville Road
Kopp Student Center is ahead on your right.

Explore Open Source North

“I’m humbled & ecstatic for the size of this crowd and the GREAT feedback & laughs I got throughout my talk on front end perf. Thank you again to all the sponsors and @OpenSourceNorth for having me at this great conference.”

— @saltnburnem
Call for Speakers

Call for Speakers now open! Who will be speaking this year? Last year OSN had speakers from Rat Hat, Target, GitHub, Microsoft, Pivotal, Elastic, MongoDB, Auth0, Code42, McKesson, Tomitribe.

92%

of OSN 2018 attendees would recommend this conference to a friend or colleague. We think you will, too.

2019 Topics

What will the 2019 topics be? 2018 topics included: Microservices, React, Elastic APM, DevOps, Blockchain, JWT, Kubernetes, GraphQL, Jakarta EE, Neural Networks

Increased Capacity

We have increased the venue capacity for #OSN2019. 2017 and 2018 SOLD OUT. Early Bird Registration opens on March 18.

Well organized. Well respected. Excitement was in the air. The attendees weren’t just looking for a reason to skip going to the office. They really wanted to learn and be part of building a positive technology culture in our region!

— OSN 2018 attendee
Thank You

Thank you #OSN2019 Sponsors! #OSN2019 sponsorships are SOLD OUT.

“Loved it! Definitely coming back next year.”

— OSN 2018 attendee
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

7 ROOMS. 49 SPEAKERS. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES.

Open Source North works hard all year to curate the best group of open source experts from around the world. Whether you’re interested in enterprise-level open source technology for your own business or just looking to learn a new thing or two – OSN has got you covered.

Select a track to view the schedule.

8:00 - 9:00

Registration

9:00 - 9:10

Welcoming Remarks

4:20 - 4:30

Prize Drawings

4:30 - 6:30

Complimentary Happy Hour (on-site)

9:15 - 10:15

Track 1

Room: Auditorium

From SharePoint to GatsbyJS- A History of Static Site Generator

David Nguyen, Lead Engineer, Target

Kin Wong, Senior Software Engineer | Coach, Target

10:35 - 11:35

Track 1

Room: P0808

Navigating Front-end Architecture Like a Neopian

Julia Nguyen, Senior Software, Mailchimp

12:35 - 1:00

Track 1

Room: P0808

The Power of Hooks in React

Aaron Ackerman, Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Movable Ink

1:10 - 1:35

Track 1

Room: K1450/Garden Room

What’s New With Vue?

Casie Siekman, Consultant, sdg

1:55 - 2:55

Track 1

Room: K1450/Garden Room

Practical Single Page Applications with Server Side Rendering Using Next.js

Matt Ruby, Principle Engineer, Bluestem Brands

3:15 - 4:15

Track 1

Room: P0808

Automating your Repository Maintenance Workflows

Philip Holleran, Solutions Engineer, GitHub

9:15 - 10:15

Track 2

Room: K1450/Garden Room

Serverless Computing at Optum

Janani Pathangi, Distinguished Engineer, Optum

10:35 - 11:35

Track 2

Room: P0838

Optimizing for the Cloud

Mike Benkovich, Owner, Imagine Technologies, Inc.

12:35 - 1:00

Track 2

Room: K1450/Garden Room

Cloud Migration Methodology with a Pinch of AWS

Sean Feeney, Cloud Engineering , Nerdery

1:10 - 1:35

Track 2

Room: Auditorium

Delivering Stateful applications on Kubernetes with Operators

Keith Resar, Kubernetes Architect, Red Hat

1:55 - 2:55

Track 2

Room: Auditorium

Leveraging Envoy Proxy and GraphQL to Lower the Risk of Monolith to Microservice Migration

Christian Posta, Field CTO, solo.io

3:15 - 4:15

Track 2

Room: Auditorium

Knative- Bringing Serverless to K8s

Andrew Ripka, Customer Engineer, Google

9:15 - 10:15

Track 3

Room: P0808

Elasticsearch at Scale

Chris Montgomery, Principal Software Engineer, Code42

10:35 - 11:35

Track 3

Room: P0806

Elasticsearch as a Data Store

Michael Heldebrant, Solutions Architect, Elastic

12:35 - 1:00

Track 3

Room: P0838

Tell Web Ads to Shut Their Pi-hole!

Robert Boedigheimer, Principal Systems Developer, Schwans Shared Services

1:10 - 1:35

Track 3

Room: P1838

Building an Infrastructure Lab in Hyper-V

Esten Rye, Senior Software Engineer , Protolabs

1:55 - 2:55

Track 3

Room: P0808

Building Serverless Apps with MongoDB Stitch

Matt Kalan, Master Solutions Architect, MongoDB

3:15 - 4:15

Track 3

Room: P0806

Path to AI Practice in an Enterprise

Senthil Kumaran, CTO, Virtuwell

9:15 - 10:15

Track 4

Room: P1838

Using Our Collected Consumer Data for GOOD, Not Evil

Randall Larson, Chief Creative Officer , Shinebox

Julie Haldorson, Vice President, Account Services, Three Deep Marketing

10:35 - 11:35

Track 4

Room: P1838

Testing for Accessibility

Cari Tan, Accessibility Engineer , Accessible360

12:35 - 1:00

Track 4

Room: P1808

Otters and Project Management Leadership in IT

Emily Thrash, Senior Project Manager, Perficient

1:10 - 1:35

Track 4

Room: P0806

Modern Data Visualization

Ashley Dzick, Principal UX Consultant, SafeNet Consulting

1:55 - 2:55

Track 4

Room: P1838

Hacking JWTs

Joel Lord, Developer Evangelist, Auth0

3:15 - 4:15

Track 4

Room: K1450/Garden Room

What The i18n?!?

James Landro, Senior Front End Developer, sdg

9:15 - 10:15

Track 5

Room: P1808

What’s New in C#8

Jason Bock, Practice Lead- AppDev.NET, Magenic

10:35 - 11:35

Track 5

Room: P1808

Big Data Cloud Adaption

Anshul Kumar, Director, Data & Innovation, McKesson

12:35 - 1:00

Track 5

Room: Auditorium

Beyond Microservices- event streaming with Apache Kafka

Damon Allison, Enterprise Architecture, C.H. Robinson

Seth Mastous, Enterprise Architect, C.H. Robinson

1:10 - 1:35

Track 5

Room: P0838

On a Need-to-know Basis: Secret Orchestration With Hashicorp

Andrew Justen, Product Architect, Cambria

1:55 - 2:55

Track 5

Room: P0838

Invest in Yourself, Others Will Follow

Andrew Hakala, Engineering Manager, TCF Bank

3:15 - 4:15

Track 5

Room: P0838

Picture This: Using Visuals to Communicate Your Message

Jennifer Bonine, VP of Delivery and Solutions , tap I QA

9:15 - 10:15

Track 6

Room: P0806

A Gentle Introduction to Big O

Joe Karlsson, Dev Advocate, MongoDB

10:35 - 11:35

Track 6

Room: K1450/Garden Room

Cypress: Where Automated Web UI Testing Isn’t Just for QA Anymore

Justin James, Founder & CEO, Let Your Nerd Be Heard

12:35 - 1:00

Track 6

Room: P0806

The Psychology of Chaos Engineering

Matty Stratton, DevOps Advocate, PagerDuty

1:10 - 1:35

Track 6

Room: P0808

World-Scale AR with React Native

Brandon Johnson, Software Engineer, Plakeside

1:55 - 2:55

Track 6

Room: P0806

A NiFi Journey at ICF Next: Streaming large-datasets using Apache NiFi and how to containerize the beast!

Prachi Sharma, Data Architect, ICF Next

Niki Anderson, Architect, DevOps, ICF Next

3:15 - 4:15

Track 6

Room: P1808

Better Every Day- Growing a Learning Culture at Target

Erica Prairie, Lead Learning & Developing Consultant, Technology, Target

9:15 - 10:15

Track 7

Room: P0838

Testing Lessons from Failed Projects

Todd Gardner, President, TrackJS

10:35 - 11:35

Track 7

Room: Auditorium

It’s Coming From Inside the House: An Inside-Out Approach to NodeJS Application Security

Yolonda Smith, Lead Infosec Analyst, Target

12:35 - 1:00

Track 7

Room: P1838

The Five Whys and Other Lies

Andy Fleener, Senior Platform Operations Manager, SportsEngine

1:10 - 1:35

Track 7

Room: P1808

Hardening the Chain: Securing JavaScript Packages from Dependency Attacks

Eric Kidd, Front-End Domain Lead, Nerdery

1:55 - 2:55

Track 7

Room: P1808

Threat Modeling on the Run

Brian Glas, Assistant Professor, Union University

3:15 - 4:15

Track 7

Room: P1838

Code Reviews?! That’s a Great Idea!

Amy Gebhardt, Lead Front-End Software Engineer, SportsEngine

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Excited about a cool new technology? Learned a few tough lessons worth sharing? Have an inspiring case study? Tell us why you think it’s perfect for the OSN crowd. The deadline for submissions is March 1st.