2014 Great Wide Open Conference

This week I attended the first-ever Great Wide Open Conference (GWO) in Atlanta. The conference, which focuses on open source software, featured a lot of great speakers from top tech companies around the country. After two days chock-full of content, here are a few of the highlights:

As developers, it’s easy (and important) to focus on the backlog and pound away at our keyboards. That said, attending a conference is a good excuse to step out of the hustle-and-bustle, rub shoulders with fellow developers, and think about tools and technologies from a different perspective. It was great to see so many people come out and support open source (700+ registrants), and I hope to see the GWO come back again next year!