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

Schedule: Open Source sessions

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9:00am12:30pm Monday, July 15, 2019
Location: Portland 252
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Kenneth Kousen (Kousen IT)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 9 ratings)
The Spring Framework is the leading open source project in the Java world. Join Ken Kousen to learn how to build applications with the Spring Framework, including web applications, RESTful web services, and more. You'll also discover how to use Spring Boot to initialize and autoconfigure an application, customize it, and generate an executable JAR file suitable for deployment. Read more.
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9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Location: Portland 252
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Russ Miles (ChaosIQ)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
Russ Miles walks you through establishing effective chaos engineering teams at scale. You'll learn how chaos experiments and chaos APIs based on open standards provide the foundation for both organizational and industry learning when it comes to improving system resilience. Read more.
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9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Location: Portland 255
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Brent Laster (SAS)
Average rating: ****.
(4.08, 13 ratings)
Brent Laster offers a brief, practical introduction to Jenkins as well as a guide to leveraging its automation and integration with other open source technologies to create a simple, working build and deployment pipeline that implements principles of continuous integration and continuous delivery. Read more.
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9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Location: D138-140
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
You've got the code part down, but now there's a problem. You've got to get people interested in your project and attract contributors. Or if you have contributors, you have to express your vision and intent. Alison Spittel explains why you need documentation and blog posts. Then you'll workshop a content strategy for your open source project, from audience targeting to an outline of a blog post. Read more.
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9:00am5:00pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Location: F150/151
Adrian Cockcroft (Amazon Web Services), Sanath Kumar Ramesh (Amazon Web Services), Diana-Maria Popa (Amazon), Radu Weiss (Amazon), Nathalie Rauschmayr (Amazon Web Services), Richard Elberger (Amazon Web Services), Tamara Dull (Amazon Web Services), Thomas Moulard (Amazon), Zaheda Bhorat (Amazon Web Services), Matt Asay (Adobe), VM Brasseur (Juniper Networks), Matt Wilson (Amazon Web Services), Adam Jacob (Chef), Tiffany Farriss (Palantir.net), Carl Meadows (Amazon), Wesley Pettit (Amazon), Paul Roberts (Amazon), Kyle Knapp (Amazon Web Services), Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum), Peder Ulander (Amazon Web Services)
Open@Amazon (sponsored by Amazon Web Services) Read more.
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1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Location: Portland 251
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Bridget Kromhout (Microsoft), Aaron Wislang (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Going to production with Kubernetes means new considerations that come with many acronyms. Kubernetes is configurable to meet your needs while open source tooling such as Helm, Brigade, and Duffle enable better ongoing operability. Bridget Kromhout and Aaron Wislang walk you through role-based access control, custom resource definitions, and pod disruption budgets. Read more.
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1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Location: Portland 255
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Christian Nwamba (Microsoft)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 10 ratings)
Join Christian Nwamba to master VS Code, the most popular open source code editor that can help improve your day-to-day productivity. You'll get your hands dirty as you learn how to customize your editor, speed up development with code snippets, enhance your workflow through the use of powerful extensions, and more. Read more.
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11:00am11:40am Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Diane Mueller (Red Hat OpenShift), Daniel Izquierdo (Bitergia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Diane Mueller and Daniel Izquierdo examine joint research findings from Bitergia and share lessons learned at Red Hat on the interrelatedness of Kubernetes, OpenShift (OKD), OpenStack, and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) communities developing around distributions. They also detail new approaches to open source community development. Read more.
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11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Danese Cooper (NearForm)
Average rating: ***..
(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.
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1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 12 ratings)
You've got big ideas on how your company should develop an open source culture more fully. Russell Rutledge explains the relationship between open source participation and other collaborative behaviors and how you can apply that to meet your open source goals. The collaboration maturity model gives you guideposts to follow on your organization's journey toward open source. Read more.
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2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Deb Nicholson (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 10 ratings)
There are a lot of ideas about how to run an open source project. Sometimes governance just happens, but more often, projects have some things that work and some that don't. Maintaining and scaling your project is easier when you've laid a good foundation. Deb Nicholson takes you on a whirlwind tour of what not to do, what to do instead, and (maybe) what you can do to fix what you've already done. Read more.
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4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Deirdré Straughan (Amazon Web Services)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Your open source project competes with millions of others for users, contributors, and perhaps financial support. To stand out from the crowd, you need marketing. If that term makes you shudder, don't worry. Deirdré Straughan walks you through the why and how of open source marketing, including code, documentation, events, social media, and the importance of your community to your project. Read more.
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5:05pm5:45pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Mary Thengvall (Persea Consulting), Jason Hibbets (Red Hat), Sherrie Rohde (Magento), Mike Jang (ForgeRock), Angie Jones (Applitools)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 7 ratings)
Being successful in creating an open source community requires planning, measurements, and clear goals. Mary Thengvall, Jason Hibbets, Sherrie Rohde, Mike Jang, and Angie Jones share their firsthand experiences of how open source communities have directly attributed to the success of a product as well as best practices to build and maintain these communities. Read more.
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11:00am11:40am Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Anita Sarma (Oregon State University)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
Gender inclusivity is important for open source community. Gender inclusiveness in software companies is receiving a lot of attention these days, but it overlooks a potentially critical factor: the software itself. Anita Sarma outlines data from research to show how gender biases can inadvertently become embedded in tools because of differences in how men and women problem-solve. Read more.
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11:50am12:30pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: E145/146
Josh Simmons (Salesforce | Open Source Initiative), Cat Allman (Google)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 6 ratings)
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.
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1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Bradley Kuhn (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
There's been substantial recent discussion about the sustainability of the free, Libre, open source software (FLOSS) infrastructure, which is the center of work in the open source community. Bradley Kuhn explains the complex politics of sustainability rhetoric, which boils down to can we fund open source projects like VC-backed startups and expect them to survive? Read more.
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2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Ben Balter (GitHub)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
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.
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4:15pm4:55pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Hong Phuc Dang (FOSSASIA )
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Sustainability is always a big question for many open source projects. Limited resources, undefined culture, lack of a common goal or vision, lack of maintainers, no backup, poor documentations, and internal conflicts are some of the challenges that prevent open source projects from growing. Hong Phuc Dang tells the story of how FOSSASIA's projects and community are grown and sustained. Read more.
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5:05pm5:45pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: E145/146
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Sriram Ramkrishna (The GNOME Foundation)
Mobile phones are ubiquitous, with a market of over four billion users. For many parts of the world, the mobile device is the only connection to the internet. Sriram Ramkrishna examines how the GTK toolkit is gearing toward helping entrepreneurs build the next-generation product on a FOSS platform by leveraging the social and scaling aspects of open source. Read more.