Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

Open-sourcing enterprise software (sponsored by HPE)

1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E147/148

Who is this presentation for?

  • Those working at businesses that are looking to build an open source community around their products

What you'll learn

  • Understand how to foster the growth of an open source community in your enterprise through the concept of trust through transparency


Every day, more companies enter the open source software arena. As this landscape continues to evolve, so does a clear roadmap to successful enterprise open source.

Drawing on their experience with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s open source program and HPE DEV, Alex Mejias and Jim Owen Schreckengast (Schreck) discuss what is required to maintain successful enterprise-grade open source libraries. Schreck guides you through the intricacies of an enterprise-level open source program, after which Alex details the developer-centric specifics regarding prosperous open source software.

This session is sponsored by HPE.




Alex Mejias is a senior full stack developer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he is a core maintainer of the company’s UI library Grommet and a lead member of the HPE Dev program. Alex’s unique approach to software is a result of his background in art and design.

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Jim Schreckengast


Jim Schreckengast (Schreck) works in HPE’s Open Source Program Office, where he focuses on strategic planning, compliance, consulting, and strategic program management, helping businesses derive competitive advantage and value from open source use and investments. Previously, Schreck spent 15 years in executive R&D positions at GemPlus (now GemAlto), Peace Software, Eastman Kodak, and Pink Zulu Labs. He holds a BS in computer science from Purdue University and an MS in management of technology from NTU. Schreck is a private pilot, drummer, ham radio guy, photographer, and a huge Star Trek and Star Wars fan. He volunteers in the community maintaining an off-the-grid emergency digital radio network that spans New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. He also participates in charity events to raise money for Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Schreck is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.