Danese Cooper

Danese Cooper
VP Special Initiatives, NearForm

Website | @DivaDanese

Danese Cooper is vice president of special initiatives at NearForm, an Irish tech firm. Previously, she was head of open source software at PayPal, CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, chief open source evangelist for Sun, and senior director of open source strategies for Intel. Danese was also the inaugural chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the boards of Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Source Hardware Association, and she’s advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation. Danese also runs a successful open source consultancy that counts the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the SETI Institute, Harris, and Numenta as clients. She’s been known to knit through meetings.

Sessions

12:00pm–12:30pm Tuesday, 04/21/2015
Development tools
Location: Salon 9
Danese Cooper (NearForm), Scott Hammond (Joyent), Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation), Mikeal Rogers (Modulus), Dan Shaw (NodeSource), Bert Belder (StrongLoop, Inc.)
This panel will bring together voices from both sides of the fork to discuss the newly launched Node.js Foundation, and the tricky process of healing a fork. Read more.