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

Danese Cooper
VP Special Initiatives, NearForm, Ltd.

Website | @DivaDanese

Ms. Danese Cooper joined an Irish Tech firm, NearForm, Ltd, as VP of Special Initiatives after serving nearly 5 years as the Head of Open Source Software at PayPal, Inc. during which time she also served as inaugural Chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. Ms. Cooper previously served as the CTO of Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., as Chief Open Source Evangelist for Sun and as Sr. Director of Open Source Strategies for Intel. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the Boards of the Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Hardware Association and has advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation. She also runs a successful open source consultancy which counts Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, SETI Foundation, Harris Corporation and Numenta as clients. She has been known to knit through meetings.


1:30pm5:00pm Monday, July 16, 2018
Location: E147/148
Danese Cooper (NearForm, Ltd.), Cedric Williams (PayPal)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Have you ever wanted to give an Ignite talk but didn't know where to start? Are you new to public speaking and having trouble arranging your talk? Or maybe you're a savvy speaker who needs tips to fine-tune short-form talks or just want to work on your presentation skills. If any of this sounds familiar, this workshop is for you. Read more.
9:05am9:30am Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Location: E141
Danese Cooper (NearForm, Ltd.), Georg Grütter (Robert Bosch GmbH)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Danese Cooper welcomes those new to InnerSource as well as those who have been on the journey for years. Danese sets the day's agenda, covers the latest goings-on with the InnerSource community, and offers a sneak peek at what's next. Read more.
5:00pm5:05pm Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Location: E141
Danese Cooper (NearForm, Ltd.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Danese Cooper closes InnerSource Day. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Level: Beginner
Danese Cooper (NearForm, Ltd.), Stephen Walli (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Twenty years in, open source represents one of the longest human experiments in global collaboration and change, and there are important lessons to be learned from this history. Danese Cooper and Stephen Walli explain why studying the history of open source will help the next generation of FOSS practitioners move forward with more confidence—and keep them from repeating past mistakes. Read more.