I build and run technology events, communities, and companies.

What I do:

I build and run technology events, communities,
and companies.

I’m asked all the time “what do you do?”.  Boiled down, I build and run technology events, communities and companies.  I created All Things Open, the largest open source/tech/web event on the east coast of the U.S.  I created the Open Source 101 event series.  I started and run the RTP Open Source meetup group as well as the Open Source South Carolina meetup group.  I created OpenSourceJobs.com.  I run All Things Open, the Certified B Corp that underpins it all.

Volunteers from the All Things Open community in 2019

How I spend my time:

It might sound cliche but I wear many “hats” during an average day, and things consistently change.  Becoming a “high agency” individual has taken practice and getting used to.
  • Technical research & reading
  • Working with technical teams
  • Marketing (strategy, messaging & awareness)
  • Partnership building
  • Travel
  • Customer Support
  • Content production (writing, speaker identification)
  • Event Logistics
  • Communication with colleagues
  • Operations

What I'm thinking

Birthday 2019

This is excerpted from a Facebook post here – https://www.facebook.com/toddlew.  I liked the end result, so I’ll “go with it” here also. It’s terribly late but a sincere thank you for the birthday wishes from two (2) days ago. I really can’t thank everyone enough. The day was once again lived…

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What I'm consuming

How the Internet Happened

I’ve worked in the tech industry for nearly 20 years now, and I remember so many of the stories and occurrences in this book actually happening.  However, as younger people enter the field fewer and fewer actually do, and that’s a shame.   I strongly recommend a read to anyone in…

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