Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Why choose open infrastructure? (sponsored by IBM)

9:20am9:30am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Sponsored Keynote
Location: Ballroom D
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 14 ratings)

Open source isn’t winning; it’s won. In the last decade, we’ve seen an incredible explosion in open source software. Massive projects have been developed in the open, on open operating systems, using open languages and compilers. But, Christopher Aedo asks, was all the infrastructure open as well?

Source code management, CI pipelines, chat services, and IaaS all have open alternatives, but the majority of projects are developed on closed and proprietary infrastructure. Christopher explains how to make open choices with greater community impact.

This keynote is sponsored by IBM.

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Christopher Aedo


Christopher Aedo is a developer advocacy program manager at IBM, where he leads an amazing team of upstream developers. Christopher has been working with and contributing to open source software since his college days. When he’s not at work or speaking at a conference, he’s probably using a Raspberry Pi to brew and ferment a tasty home brew in Portland, OR.

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