Business Leadership Day

Business Leadership Day
Location: F151

So, you want to run a business; or, maybe you want to turn your Open Source project hobby into a day job. What ever the reason you’re reading the Business Leadership Day description, this 1 day track has the basics to help bootstrap your business skills.

Highlight topics include:

  • Business models for Open source companies
  • Hiring howtos
  • Differentiating community from customers
  • Lessons learned
  • IP (intellectual property that is) and legal considerations
  • and even the not so evil side of marketing

Business Leadership Day is moderated by Kevin Shockey.

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Kevin Shockey

Puerto Rico Python Interest Group

Kevin is a full time father and homemaker. He is the founder of the Puerto Rico Python Interest Group, which is an affiliate member of the Open Source Initiative. Previously he was a soldier, a management consultant, a software developer, an IT Director, a founder, an author, a speaker, an entrepreneur, and a community builder. He now wants to be an artist, you know, when he grows up.


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