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

OSCON Business Summit - Open Source in Enterprise Case Studies

Designed specifically for executives, business leaders, and strategists, the OSCON Business Summit provides concise, high-level case studies on the most promising and successful developments in open source for the enterprise. You’ll get an insider’s look at the open source implementations that will have the most profound impact on your business. Get advice on how to mitigate risk and out-innovate your competitors. You have critical—and urgent—decisions to make about your open source strategy. Get the insight you need at the OSCON Business Summit. The Business Summit is open to Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze passes only.

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11:00am11:40am Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: C120-122
Secondary topics:  Customer Centered
Matt Klein (Lyft)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Matt Klein leads you on a behind-the-scenes look at the nontechnical operations support system (OSS) aspects (community growth, documentation, PR, marketing, governance, business model, etc.) of Envoy’s incredible end-user-driven growth since being released only two years ago. Read more.
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11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: C120-122
Secondary topics:  Customer Centered
Tony Wasserman (Carnegie Mellon University in Silicon Valley)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
In 2016, the mayor and board of supervisors of the city and county of San Francisco approved a plan that would lead to the development of open source voting technology for San Francisco’s elections. Tony Wasserman provides a progress report on the development of an open source voting system to replace San Francisco's existing proprietary paper ballot voting system. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: C120-122
Secondary topics:  Customer Centered
Ashley Wolf (Verizon Media), Gil Yehuda (Verizon Media)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. It was the the mash-up of two different ways to manage open source programs at internet giants that merged to become one; Ashley Wolf and Gil Yehuda dig into what you can learn from this experience in your open source program office so that yours is the spring of hope, not the winter of despair. Read more.
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4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: C120-122
Secondary topics:  Customer Centered
David Narayan (The Home Depot)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
David Narayan shares the successes and failures encountered building the observability pipeline that collects, processes, and stores terabytes of data from the applications and infrastructure supporting The Home Depot. Join in to learn the lessons the $100 billion retailer learned the hard way. Read more.
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5:05pm5:45pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: C120-122
Edward Cable (Mifos Initiative)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
A convergence of trends and technologies is enabling the democratization of financial services—big data, AI, the cloud, smartphone ubiquity, national IDs, blockchain, and open banking. However, there's one missing factor—open source banking—that will scale the movement and unlock financial services for all, from the unbanked in India to the underbanked in America. Read more.
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11:00am11:40am Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: C120-122
Secondary topics:  Customer Centered
Laura Gerhardt (18F), Amber Sprinkle (USDA Forest Service)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
What do backpacking trips, Christmas trees, and Woodsy Owl have in common? The answer is Open Forest—the US Forest Service's new online permit-issuing platform. Read more.
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11:50am12:30pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: C120-122
Secondary topics:  Customer Centered
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
The BBC has a long history of using and releasing open source software, but there are many departments across the BBC operating independently with different attitudes and approaches to open source. David Buckhurst and Tom Sadler share some of their personal experiences with open source at the BBC—not only building and supporting software but also collaborating across teams. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: C120-122
Secondary topics:  Customer Centered
A design system is a set of reusable components that, in combination with a set of rules and design tokens, enables you to build consistent and accessible applications quickly. Gergely Nemeth shares lessons learned from an open source design system project at Uber, including design-engineering collaboration, documentation, InnerSourcing, and measuring impact. Read more.
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2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: C120-122
Secondary topics:  Customer Centered
Tan Zhongyi (Baidu)
Open source has been very popular in China in recent years, but InnerSource is still new. Baidu, the Chinese search engine company, began to adopt InnerSource two years ago. Tan Zhongyi leads this project, and he details how this happened and the challenges the company faced and overcame. Read more.
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4:15pm4:55pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: C120-122
Thomas Scanlon (Carnegie Mellon University)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Thomas Scanlon delivers practical tips and strategies for successfully leveraging open source components in federal government projects, including providing guidance for addressing policy concerns and clearing bureaucratic hurdles. Read more.
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5:05pm5:45pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: C120-122
Secondary topics:  Customer Centered
Rupa Dachere (CodeChix)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Studies done by the NSF and the Anita Borg Institute highlight that up to twice as many women drop out of the technical ladder in the corporate world compared to men. Rupa Dachere outlines how CodeChix used open source to successfully build a community of technical women from the corporate world to address the technical retention problem. Read more.