Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

Business Summit and 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 18, 2018
Location: D139/140
Level: Non-technical
The National Security Agency (NSA) uses a lot of open source software, but it’s traditionally been a challenge for developers to navigate the processes, policy, and mechanics of contributing back to the community. Jacob DePriest explains how a group of open source evangelists are trying to strengthen the open source software ecosystem at the NSA and make it a normal part of developers’ jobs. Read more.
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11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: D139/140
Level: Intermediate
Hui Ding (Facebook)
Hui Ding explains how open source software has helped lead to Instagram's success—particularly Django, the open source Python-based framework. Hui discusses Instagram's evolution from a mere follower falling behind the community to a leading contributor and shares perspectives on aligning Instagram's engineering team and working with the Python community. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: D139/140
Level: Non-technical
Steffen Evers (Bosch Software Innovations GmbH)
The active participation in open source communities is still a fairly new approach for industrial manufacturers. However, recognizing the relevance of open source for its future business, Bosch has increased its open source activities significantly in the last years. Steffen Evers offers an overview of the major activities and reveals insights into Bosch’s motivation. Read more.
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2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: D139/140
Level: Advanced
Micheal Benedict (Pinterest)
Pinterest helps you discover and do what you love. Pinterest's infrastructure is built to cater to its scale—over 150M MAUs across the globe contributing and combing through a billion pins—which has very unique requirements. Micheal Benedict explains how Pinterest, a company operating on VMs in the public cloud since its inception, made a move to containers. Read more.
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4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: D139/140
Level: Intermediate
Joshua Shanks (Indeed)
Joshua Shanks discusses how Indeed increases its deliverability by using a service mesh for their communication features. With this approach, Indeed product teams no longer need to worry about service discovery, load balancing, or retries, and they get rate limiting and authentication for free. This has led to faster, happier teams. Read more.
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5:05pm5:45pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: D139/140
Level: Non-technical
Eddie Satterly (DataNexus)
Eddie Satterly explains how a very old legacy company transformed into a modern customer-driven powerhouse using tools and methodologies from open source. Eddie covers cost savings, changes in culture, and new capabilities derived from this key shift, as the company went from zero to open-sourcing two of its own internal projects in 18 months. Read more.
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11:00am11:40am Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: D139/140
Level: Beginner
Daniel Ruggeri (Mastercard)
I love open source. You love open source. But your company doesn't get why it's a Very Good Thing™ and won't let you participate. Daniel Ruggeri explains how some open source-loving engineers at Mastercard were able to create a program and change the tone about open source in the enterprise. Read more.
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11:50am12:30pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: D139/140
Level: Non-technical
Ed Cable (Mifos Initiative), James Dailey (Mifos Initiative)
Banks are now just starting to embrace open source. Ed Cable and James Dailey share case studies on banks and fintech startups from four different continents that built on top of the Apache Fineract core banking platform, accelerating their innovation, lowering their costs, and transforming them from consumers to contributors of open source. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: D139/140
Level: Non-technical
Myungjae Lee (Samsung Electronics)
Samsung Electronics is trying to implement open source practices and create an open community among headquarters and overseas divisions to collaborate on artificial intelligence. Myungjae Lee shares lessons learned from the open community and explains how to effectively apply an open source development model to your organization. Read more.
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2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: D139/140
Level: Non-technical
Emily Riederer (Capital One)
OSCON highlights success in open source software development, but the huge opportunity for adoption of these philosophies and tools in business analysis is often overlooked. Emily Riederer explains how Capital One empowered analysts to embrace open source and create reproducible analytical pipelines and shares best practices for creating a vibrant InnerSource community among corporate analysts. Read more.
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4:15pm4:55pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: D139/140
Level: Intermediate
Andrew Kim (DigitalOcean)
Andrew Kim leads a technical deep dive into how DigitalOcean uses anycast IPs, BGP, and Kubernetes to run globally distributed services on containers. Along the way, Andrew discusses design considerations for scalability, architectural trade-offs, data center networking, lessons learned in production, and challenges to adopting containers for latency sensitive applications. Read more.
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5:05pm5:45pm Thursday, July 19, 2018
Location: D139/140
Level: Beginner
Nick Caldwell (Reddit)
The last few years have been a period of tremendous growth for Reddit. Process, tooling, and culture have all had to adapt to an organization that has tripled in size and ambition. Nick Caldwell discusses Reddit's evolution and explains how one of the world’s busiest sites develops, deploys, and operates services at significant scale. Read more.