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

Open Source Past, Present, and Future

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11:00am11:40am Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: D135/136
Level: Beginner
Danese Cooper (PayPal), Stephen Walli (Microsoft Inc.)
My ongoing work with bleeding-edge FOSS projects in the past 5 years has convinced me of one thing...that those of us who have been working on Open Source for now 20 years or more FORGOT to adequately document the stories that shaped our experience and honed our FOSS reflexes. This talk is meant as a gift to those who will inherit the Open Source movement, or anyone interested in history. Read more.
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11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: D135/136
Level: Non-technical
Abigail Cabunoc Mayes (Mozilla Foundation)
Applying open practices increases the reach and impact of projects in the market versus the same projects in a closed environment. Unique characteristics of working open (understandable, participatory, extensible) provide the best platform to solve problems we face today. In this session we’ll take experiences mentoring 100s of open projects to discuss *how* and *why* working open gives an edge. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: D135/136
Level: Non-technical
VM Brasseur (@vmbrasseur)
This talk will introduce what you need to know & to expect before you release your internal project. Read more.
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2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: D135/136
Level: Non-technical
Jennifer Rondeau (Heptio)
Open source software is increasingly driven by the needs of the enterprise. What does this mean for how we define and manage open source contributions and maintenance? We’ll look to where we’ve been and where we are now to address questions of how can we continue to broaden the range of contributions, maintain welcoming communities, and keep to high project standards. Read more.
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4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: D135/136
Level: Beginner
Petra Sargent (Red Hat)
It's possible to teach an old dog new tricks. You can also teach proprietary developers to learn and love open source. Petra Sargent shares best practices for navigating the challenges and embracing the culture shift. Read more.
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5:05pm5:45pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: D135/136
Level: Non-technical
Leslie Hawthorn (Red Hat)
If you undercut the needs of your open source user community in favor of driving sales, your company faces decreased adoption & unfavorable brand awareness. Too little focus on the bottom line means your company fails. How can this tension be effectively balanced? Especially in a world where developers are “The New Kingmakers” & their sensibilities key drivers of corporate purchasing decisions? Read more.