Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR

An open collaboration maturity model

1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Open Source
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 12 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Open collaboration evangelists




You’ve got big ideas on how your company should develop an open source culture more fully. You can see the value that change will bring. Yet as you try to share your ideas, they’re just not sticking. People don’t seem to see their importance, or perhaps they give vocal assent but don’t actually make on-the-ground changes in behavior. You may be wondering if your organization or team just isn’t ready for open source or what you can do to move your company and its people toward a more collaborative and open culture. Every person and organization is ready to incorporate more open source principles and activity into their regular work.

Russell Rutledge explains how to make that change happen, no matter the current engagement or proficiency level of the people or team you’re working with using the collaboration maturity model, a unified way of representing multiparticipant collaboration in and out of a company. The model is easy to remember and shows how strictly open source activity relates to and is supported by other forms of collaboration inside and outside of your organization.

The collaboration maturity model gives you guideposts to follow on your organization’s journey toward open source. You’ll easily be able to find where you are, where you want to go, and the small, incremental checkpoints you can hit on your way there. You’ll be able to mentally plot where other ideas apply in the maturity model and focus on those that lie squarely in your incremental path of growth toward open source culture.

What you'll learn

  • Learn the relationship between open source participation and other collaborative behavior
  • Plot next steps between your current position and your open source goals
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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.

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Russell Rutledge | Principal Engineer
08/08/2019 5:52am PDT

Hello, Howard, sorry that happened. Not sure why, but let’s try this link instead?


Howard Divakar | Platform Manager
08/07/2019 10:02pm PDT

I am unable to get to the site and therefore the slides using the URL provided

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Russell Rutledge | Principal Engineer
08/06/2019 5:48am PDT

Thanks for coming, Alfredo! Sorry – I just noticed based on your comment that my upload of the slides had failed. It looks like they’re too big. Try accessing them via this link instead: https://app.box.com/s/4xi9zdo18ffv3z1dvu2srhwhvx2cgubi

Alfredo Herrera
08/01/2019 2:56am PDT

I enjoyed your session, are the slides going to be available? (can’t find them)

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Russell Rutledge | Principal Engineer
03/08/2019 1:47am PST

Plan to come to this session! Looking forward to meeting people who are passionate about working in this area, sharing ideas, and staying in touch!