Open Source Summit North America

Convince Your Boss

Want to attend Open Source Summit North America but not sure how to bring it up with your boss? We’ve published a sample letter below to help make the process easier. See you in Austin!

Sample Letter

Dear {Manager’s Name},

I’d like to attend the upcoming Open Source Summit North America taking place June 21-24, 2022, in Austin, TX. I’ve researched many conferences and found that this is the premier event for open source developers, technologists, and community leaders to collaborate, share information, solve problems, and gain knowledge, furthering open source innovation and ensuring a sustainable open source ecosystem.

Nearly 2,500 talented individuals from across the ecosystem will gather to share learnings, highlight innovation, and discuss the future of open source — including Linux, Embedded Linux, IoT, Cloud Native, Containers, Supply Chain Security, Community Leadership, AI & Data, New & Emerging Open Source Projects, and so much more. 

Here’s how I envision my attendance at Open Source Summit North America strengthening our company:

  • Open Source Summmit North America offers a variety of sessions, including presentations, hands-on tutorials, deep-dive technical lectures, and visionary keynotes from industry leaders. Attending these sessions will allow me to build my knowledge and learn from other community members on best practices. 
  • The infamous “hallway track” at Open Source Summit North America will allow me to meet the top technical minds in the ecosystem. I hope to meet others that might face the same challenges and problems I do so that we can work together to solve technical issues now and in the future. Creating strategic partnerships at the event could be very useful in the future when we encounter new challenges.

You can learn more about the conference and view last year’s keynotes and other videos here.

If I register before April 26, 2022, the fee is only $850USD. Included in the registration fee are access to all 4 days of keynotes and sessions, access to the sponsor showcase, hallway tracks and lounges, continental breakfast, and morning and afternoon breaks. It also includes entrance to the evening events, including the onsite reception, and other networking events.

I would be happy to write a post-conference report detailing what I’ve learned and recommend any changes we can implement to improve our practices.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I hope we can make this opportunity work.

Best regards,
{Your Name}

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