17–19 October 2016: Conference & Tutorials
19–20 October 2016: Training
London, UK

How InnerSource is like FLOSSing

Danese Cooper (NearForm)
9:45–9:50 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: King's Suite
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InnerSource is a growing movement to use open source development methodologies inside proprietary companies to increase collaboration and innovation, mitigate silos and bottlenecks, and enhance cross-platform engagement and velocity to market. Some very famous companies are experimenting with InnerSource. PayPal is a leader in bringing together the InnerSource community to share and learn from each others’ challenges, failures & successes. Danese Cooper explains how InnerSource is like FLOSSing.

This keynote is sponsored by PayPal.

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Danese Cooper


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.