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

Practical advice on adapting InnerSource patterns

Tim Yao (Nokia), Padma Sudarsan (Nokia)
1:30pm1:55pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 13
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The InnerSource Commons community is growing rapidly. InnerSource adoptions necessarily require specific context and constraints because of company culture, processes, and background. InnerSource patterns can help overcome a variety of challenges but first must be adapted to the particulars of a given situation. Tim Yao and Padma Sudarsan share a few patterns in detail to shed light on this process.

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Tim Yao


Tim Yao is a distinguished member of the technical staff at Nokia, where he is responsible for open source innovations for Nokia’s Mobile Networks CTO Core, Cloud, and Software Innovation Planning team and for planning improvements to Nokia’s software reuse programs and the use of open source software and methods. Tim is a member of the Alcatel-Lucent FOSS executive committee. His personal interests include web application design, Perl, Linux, writing, science fiction, fantasy, and NaNoWriMo (he’s a municipal liaison).

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Padma Sudarsan


Padma Sudarsan is a director and domain leader on the Nokia Mobile Network CTO, Core Cloud, and Software Innovation team, where she is responsible for software transformation with open source and InnerSource methods, defining innovative solutions for deployment of massive internet of things and cloud-based services. Padma has 25+ years of experience defining E2E solutions for wireless systems and a proven track record of solving complex customer problems and defining standards in telecommunication.