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

Jessica Rose
Developer Advocacy Lead,

Jessica Rose is a self-taught technologist passionate about driving more equal access to technical education, our technical communities, and open source. Jessica leads developer advocacy at, founded the Open Code educational event series, and cofounded Trans*Code. She’s always excited to hear about the projects and ideas you’re passionate about, so find her and tell her what you’re working on.


2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Level: Non-technical
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You’re an open source true believer ("Software wants to be free; power to the programmers!"), but your passion doesn’t exist in a vacuum. For our projects, teams, companies, and communities to thrive, they must meet the needs of business. Jessica Rose examines how to make a lasting peace between our shared ideals and an industry that often seems disconnected from the better angels of our nature. Read more.