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

Edward Thomson
Program Manager, Microsoft

Website | @ethomson

Edward Thomson is a senior program manager at Microsoft, where he focuses on Git and the version control tools in Visual Studio Team Services and ensures that customers are successful while using them. Previously, he was a software engineer building version control tools at Microsoft, GitHub, and SourceGear. He remains the maintainer of the libgit2 project. Edward is the author of the Git for Visual Studio training course from O’Reilly and a contributor to Professional Team Foundation Server 2013.


11:00am11:40am Wednesday, May 10, 2017
In Real Life (IRL)
Location: Meeting Room 12
Level: Non-technical
Edward Thomson (Microsoft)
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Recently, Microsoft went from calling open source "a cancer" to being the biggest contributor on GitHub. Edward Thomson explains how Microsoft, one of the unlikeliest software vendors, began to embrace and even extend (but not extinguish) open source software and how you can begin using and contributing to open source software in your organization. Read more.