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

Ben Balter
Senior Manager, Product Management, GitHub


Ben Balter is a senior manager of product management at GitHub, the world’s largest software development network, where he oversees the platform’s community and safety efforts. Named one of the top 25 most influential people in government and technology, Fed50’s Disruptor of the Year, and winner of the Open Source People’s Choice Award, Ben previously served as GitHub’s government evangelist, leading the efforts to encourage government at all levels to adopt open source philosophies for code, data, and policy development.


2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Open Source
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
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Open source is about publishing code and building communities around shared problems. Ben Balter gets you a sneak peak at GitHub's efforts to empower maintainers to grow safe and welcoming communities around its code and what steps you can take to encourage constructive contributions and good online citizenship within your own community through community management best practices Read more.