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

Josh Simmons
Open Source Strategist, Salesforce | Open Source Initiative

Website | @joshsimmons

Josh Simmons is a senior open source strategist at Salesforce and vice president of the Open Source Initiative (OSI). A community strategist, open source advocate, and dusty-foot philosopher, he’s a frequent traveler promoting free and open source software, inclusive community building, and teaching aspiring and junior developers how to learn by contributing to open source. Previously, he was an open source program manager at Google, a community manager at O’Reilly, a freelance web developer, a startup CEO, and a volunteer community organizer in rural Sonoma County, California.


11:50am12:30pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Open Source
Location: E145/146
Josh Simmons (Salesforce | Open Source Initiative), Cat Allman (Google)
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Drawing on recent discussions with dozens of leaders from corporate OSPOs, nonprofit foundations, and open source communities, Josh Simmons and Cat Allman share what companies are doing to support open source communities, what kind of support open source communities are actually asking for, and the gaps that remain. Read more.