July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Stormy Peters

Stormy Peters
Senior Manager, Community Leads, Red Hat

Website | @storming

Stormy Peters is director of the Mozilla Developer Network. Stormy is passionate about open source software and educates companies and communities on how open source software is changing the software industry. She is a compelling speaker who engages her audiences during and after her presentations, and frequently speaks on business aspects of open source software.

In addition to Mozilla, Stormy is a founder and board member of Kids on Computers, a nonprofit organization setting up computer labs in developing countries. She also serves on the board of the Software Freedom Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects.

Stormy joined Mozilla from the GNOME Foundation where she served as executive director. Previously, she worked at OpenLogic where she set up their OpenLogic Expert Community, and Hewlett-Packard where she set up their Open Source Program Office. Stormy graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Computer Science.

Sessions

11:30am–12:10pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
Collaboration Portland 255
Stormy Peters (Red Hat), Avni Khatri (Kids on Computers)
Most nonprofit organizations depend on volunteers. And most volunteer organizations are asked how in the world they recruit and keep volunteers. While not every organization is the same, there are definitely some best practices that many open source software projects have discovered and evolved. Read more.