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

Danese Cooper
VP Special Initiatives, NearForm

Website | @DivaDanese

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.

Sessions

9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, 05/17/2016
Collaboration
Location: Meeting Room 12 Level: Intermediate
Danese Cooper (NearForm)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 12 ratings)
InnerSource applies the lessons of the best open source projects to proprietary engineering and transforms the cultures that use it. Danese Cooper offers case studies that demonstrate how PayPal and other companies started redesigning their engineering approaches and ended up changing how they work and outlines techniques any team can use to build an InnerSource practice in their organization. Read more.
9:20am–9:30am Thursday, 05/19/2016
Sponsored
Location: Ballroom D
Danese Cooper (NearForm)
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. Read more.
5:10pm–5:50pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Business of OSS
Location: Meeting Room 9 A/B
Deborah Bryant (Red Hat), Danese Cooper (NearForm), Deb Nicholson (Software Freedom Conservancy), Stefano Zacchiroli (Software Heritage), Karen Sandler (Software Freedom Conservancy)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
Open source projects are increasingly opting to form an independent entity—a “foundation”—to serve as the core of their community rather than relying on good will or corporate oversight. Deborah Bryant, Danese Cooper, Sam Ramji, and Deb Nicholson share their experiences and provide introductory guidance on forming, managing, and leading an open source foundation. Read more.