Business Leadership Day

Tuesday, July 17
9:00am - 5:00pm
Note: your OSCON pass must include Tuesday to attend Business Leadership Day

So, you want to run a business; or, maybe you want to turn your Open Source project hobby into a day job. What ever the reason you're reading the Business Leadership Day description, this 1 day track has the basics to help bootstrap your business skills. Moderated by Kevin Shockey.

Highlight topics include:

  • Business models for Open source companies
  • Hiring how-tos
  • Differentiating community from customers
  • Lessons learned
  • IP (intellectual property that is) and legal considerations
  • and even the not so evil side of marketing

Business Leadership Day Schedule


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