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


9:45–9:50 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: King's Suite
Danese Cooper (NearForm)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
Danese Cooper explains how InnerSource is like FLOSSing. Read more.
11:40–12:20 Monday, 17/10/2016
Location: Park Suite (Sponsored)
Danese Cooper (NearForm), Cedric Williams (PayPal), Silona Bonewald (Hyperledger)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Danese Cooper, Silona Bonewald and Cedric Williams provide a quick introduction to innersource. Read more.
9:30–13:00 Wednesday, 19/10/2016
Collaboration and community
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Danese Cooper (NearForm), Cedric Williams (PayPal), Silona Bonewald (Hyperledger)
InnerSource applies the best lessons from open source to proprietary engineering and transforms the cultures that use it. Danese Cooper, Cedric Williams, and Silona Bonewald explain how PayPal and other companies started redesigning their engineering approaches and ended up changing how they work and outline techniques any team can use to build an InnerSource practice in their organization. Read more.