Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

Sustainability in open source

Danese Cooper (NearForm)
9:20am–9:30am Thursday, 05/19/2016
Sponsored
Location: Ballroom D
Average rating: ****.
(4.05, 38 ratings)

Open source efforts have proved to the world that collaborative development creates and innovates at speed and scale. Companies now know that using open source software is table stakes to be economically competitive. Danese Cooper explains how to ensure that the communities that created these opportunities continue to grow, develop, and inspire more new communities.

This keynote is sponsored by PayPal.

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Danese Cooper

NearForm

Danese Cooper is vice president of special initiatives at NearForm, an Irish tech firm. Previously, she was head of open source software at PayPal, CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, chief open source evangelist for Sun, and senior director of open source strategies for Intel. Danese was also the inaugural chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the boards of Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Source Hardware Association, and she’s advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation. Danese also runs a successful open source consultancy that counts the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the SETI Institute, Harris, and Numenta as clients. She’s been known to knit through meetings.