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

Danese Cooper
VP Special Initiatives, NearForm

Website | @DivaDanese

Danese Cooper is vice president of special initiatives at NearForm, an Irish tech firm. Previously, she was head of open source software at PayPal, CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, chief open source evangelist for Sun, and senior director of open source strategies for Intel. Danese was also the inaugural chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the boards of Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Source Hardware Association, and she’s advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation. Danese also runs a successful open source consultancy that counts the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the SETI Institute, Harris, and Numenta as clients. She’s been known to knit through meetings.


9:05am9:30am Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Location: E143/144
Danese Cooper (NearForm)
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4:10pm4:40pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
InnerSource Day
Location: E143/144
Russell Rutledge (Nike), Silona Bonewald (Hyperledger), Danese Cooper (NearForm), Georg Grütter (Bosch Software Innovations GmbH)
Average rating: *****
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Learn key roles and principles for effective InnerSource with Russell Rutledge, Silona Bonewald, Danese Cooper, and Georg Grütter and how you can share them with others. Read more.
11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Open Source
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Danese Cooper (NearForm)
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(3.90, 10 ratings)
Danese Cooper has worked for open source for 20 of her 30 years in the tech industry, regardless of who her actual employer was. She explains how to chart a career in open source that allows you to work for the future of the movement we all love. Read more.