The world of open source has changed the world, creating entire industries, changing the way we work, establishing new ways of communicating, and setting new expectations around code and collaboration. So why do our companies sometimes struggle to understand and embrace that world? Why is it so hard to be be able to contribute back to the communities we gain so much from? And how do you even get started with open source in a large enterprise?
Daniel Ruggeri shares Mastercard’s open source contribution journey, discussing why it was hard, how the journey began, who he and his team of open source-loving engineers talked to, and what they did to begin such a program. Daniel also explores other realities related to creating a program and managing its lifecycle. If you are dying to participate in FOSS on behalf of your beloved company but the enterprise is struggling to grok why it’s a Very Good Thing™, this is the talk for you.
Daniel Ruggeri is an open source evangelist and a principal cloud architect at Mastercard, where he is responsible for setting the direction of Mastercard regarding the web and cloud spaces. He spends his days and nights playing with infrastructure and the code that powers it both inside the firewall and outside. Daniel is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and has contributed code to open source projects ranging from simple pet projects to widely utilized servers. He even taught a course on open source software development (and will share the curriculum with you if you ask).
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