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

9:00am12:30pm Monday, May 8, 2017
Adopt This Now
Location: Meeting Room 18 C/D
Level: Beginner
Cedric Williams (PayPal), Danese Cooper (NearForm), Silona Bonewald (Hyperledger)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
InnerSource applies the best lessons from open source to proprietary engineering and transforms the cultures that use it. Danese Cooper, Cedric Williams, and Silona Bonewald explain how PayPal and other companies started redesigning their engineering approaches and ended up changing how they work and outline techniques any team can use to build an InnerSource practice in their organization. Read more.
9:05am9:30am Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 13
Danese Cooper (NearForm)
Danese Cooper welcomes those new to InnerSource as well as those who have been on the journey for years. Danese sets the day's agenda, covers the latest goings-on with the InnerSource community, and offers a sneak peek at what's next. Read more.