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)
Twenty years in, open source represents one of the longest human experiments in global collaboration and change, and there are important lessons to be learned from this history. Danese Cooper and Stephen Walli explain why studying the history of open source will help the next generation of FOSS practitioners move forward with more confidence—and keep them from repeating past mistakes. 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, and the unique characteristics of working open (e.g., understandable, participatory, and extensible) provide the best platform to solve problems we face today. Abigail Cabunoc Mayes draws on her experience mentoring hundreds of open projects to discuss how and why working open gives you a competitive edge. Read more.
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1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: D135/136
Level: Non-technical
VM Brasseur (@vmbrasseur)
VM Brasseur discusses what you need to know and what 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? Jennifer Rondeau looks 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
Amye Scavarda (Red Hat)
Leslie Hawthorn explores the process of creating an authentic, sustainable community around an open source product line. Drawing on her experience at open source companies, Leslie outlines the ways that businesses can create developer-values centric communities that still meet the needs of all business stakeholders, including your company’s open source-loving engineers. Read more.