Open Source Career Day

Open Source Career Day (OSCD) returns to SCaLE 21x, presented in collaboration with Linuxfests' RaiseMe volunteer team. Join us on Sunday, March 17, 2024, for a day dedicated to enhancing your career prospects in the open source industry. Whether you're a job seeker, an established professional looking to excel in your current role, or someone considering a career change, OSCD has something valuable to offer.

Open Source Career Day is designed to provide you with practical insights, guidance, and knowledge to navigate the open source industry more effectively. Open Source Career Day is open to all SCaLE 21x attendees. There is no additional cost to attend OSCD sessions. Simply join us on Sunday, March 17, 2024, and take advantage of the career-enhancing opportunities that await you.The event will take place at the SCaLE 21x venue. Please refer to the SCaLE website for detailed location information and directions.

Here's what you can expect from the event:

  1. Career Consulting Sessions: Take advantage of career consulting sessions, including resume reviews, career guidance, and mock interviews. Our experienced professionals are here to help you refine your job application materials and enhance your interview skills. Sign up here.
  2. Insightful Talks: Throughout the day, we'll be featuring a series of talks presented by career development professionals, experienced engineers, and industry experts. These sessions will cover a range of topics, including:
    • Leveraging open source contributions for employment
    • Crafting a strong open source resume
    • Breaking into the IT industry through open source
    • Re-careering from other fields to open source
    • Overcoming interviewing and negotiating challenges
    • Best practices for hiring and leading engineering teams in open source
  3. Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and professionals within the open source community. Expand your network, share experiences, and learn from others in the industry.
  4. Online Job Board: Look for your next role, or post an opening for free on Open Source JobHub's SCaLE 21x Job Board.
  5. Diverse Audience: Whether you're just starting your career, transitioning to technology, or already established in the field, OSCD offers valuable insights for all career stages.
  6. Free Professional Headshot: Our Photography Nook is back! The sitting is free. Nish is amazing.

Open Source Career Day is your opportunity to gain practical knowledge, refine your career strategies, and connect with like-minded professionals in the open source industry. Make the most of your career journey with OSCD at SCaLE 21x!

Sunday, March 17, 2024 - 10:00 to 17:00