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July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

Growing an InnerSource program

11:05am11:30am Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Location: E141
Average rating: *****
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“InnerSource is a great idea. Go do InnerSource.” Sounds easy enough. But as the dedicated champion for InnerSource in your company, how do you realistically affect the behavior of dozens or hundreds of teams to the point where robust and pervasive InnerSourcing is a normal part of the way that engineering is done? Russell Rutledge explains how, through principles, practical anecdotes, and relatable examples gleaned from over a year of working in InnerSource at Nike. While Russell doesn’t claim to know all of the answers, you’ll certainly discover some valuable insights from his personal experience.

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Russell Rutledge


Russ Rutledge is the director of InnerSource and community at Nike. This startup within the company guides the process and tools to encourage and foster cross-team and community interaction and development. Russ’s drive and passion is to enable all software engineers to achieve incredible technical and business throughput via quality tooling and streamlined work process. Previously, he ran another successful startup delivering JavaScript continuous delivery solutions to hundreds of projects throughout Nike. Russ began his career with feature and infrastructure development on the Outlook and OneDrive consumer websites at Microsoft.