This Is the House That Open Source Built

Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 30 ratings)

Working for a company whose culture and growth emerges from a shared passion for open source, is my dream job and I am fortunate enough to do it at Bocoup.

Open source fuels engineers’ professional and personal development as well as our client work. By doing so, we’ve created a sustainable environment that is driven by purpose. In this talk, I will share some of the principles we’ve adopted and how we managed to make it work. Most importantly, I’ll explain why building a company with open source at heart is better for the team, the clients, and the open source community.

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Irene Ros


Irene Ros is the director of data visualization at Bocoup and the program chair of OpenVis Conf, a two-day conference on data visualization on the open web. Irene is an information visualization researcher and developer, making engaging, informative, and interactive data-driven stories, experiences, and exploratory interfaces on the web. Previously, she was a research developer at IBM Research’s Visual Communication Lab. Irene holds a BS in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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ben hengst
07/20/2012 4:00pm PDT

Great energy, great passion, I thing I just missed the over arching message. I found it very interesting to hear how other companies work, but my take away was that this talk was a collection observations, many very interesting, though I couldn’t quite follow the plot?

That said I now know of Miso and I can’t wait to get some time this weekend to play with it. Thank you to everyone involved for creating such a wonderful tool.


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