Business Leadership Day

Note: your OSCON pass must include Tuesday to attend Business Leadership Day

Location: F 151
Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
This session explores these concepts by first laying out the fundamentals of change and how all industry evolves through a commonly re-occuring pattern. Using this we will examine why one size never fits all in management, the explosion of change from big data and cloud computing to why new forms of organisation are emerging that differ from traditional companies. Read more.
Location: F151
Kevin Shockey (Puerto Rico Python Interest Group)
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 one-day track has the basics to help bootstrap your business skills. Read more.
Location: F 151 Level: Novice
Paul Ramsey (OpenGeo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
As delivered at the 2011 FOSS4G and updated for OSCON Paul Ramsey, a venerable open source geospatial veteran will discuss the unique, evolving nature of open source business models. Paul represents OpenGeo, a open source geospatial organization who themselves are a case study in open source business models. Read more.
Location: F 151 Level: Novice
Miguel Valdés-Faura (BonitaSoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Miguel Valdes, CEO of BonitaSoft and founder of the Bonita open source business process management project, describes the four secrets of a successful open source software vendor business, market analysis, democratization process, community management, high-volume sales machine. Read more.
Location: F 151 Level: Novice
Rachael Madsen (Optimal Design Software LLC), Beverly Block (Optimal Design Software LLC)
Average rating: **...
(2.17, 6 ratings)
In today’s market, even a small startup has to pay attention to licensing, intellectual property, and liability. We will share what we’ve learned in the process of building a 2-person company to develop custom software for a gaming convention. Topics covered will include legal issues and considerations in designing a small program with the potential to grow into a larger product. Read more.
Location: F 151 Level: Novice
Christopher Clark (SparkFun Electronics Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
SparkFun Electronics is a startup that utilized an early and heavy reliance on open source technology to grow rapidly with no outside investment. Now open source permeates the culture from software to operations to open hardware products, but sticking to open source while mitigating risk and pressing innovation has not been without its challenges. Read more.
Location: F 151
VM Brasseur (Juniper Networks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Come join me as I dispel some of the clouds of pollution which obscure the name of marketing, show how it can help your projects, reveal how--whether you realize it or not--you already do (or should) use marketing every day and how that's a very good thing indeed. Read more.
Location: F 151 Level: Intermediate
Stephen Walli (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Businesses using open source licensed software often confuse FOSS communities and their customers, and no one is happy. Understanding the differences between your community members and customers and what motivates each group will allow a business to better develop a leads pipeline and keep a happy community. Read more.
Location: F 151 Level: Novice
James Turnbull (Glitch), Selena Deckelmann (PostgreSQL)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Ever hire someone and have it “just not work out”? How long did that take to figure out? Weeks? Days? Before your morning coffee? The tech industry is currently in the middle of a competitive hiring bubble and it’s really hard to find good people. It’s even harder to retain them. So how do you find good people, and keep them? Read more.
Location: F 151
Juan Fernández (Liferay)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
As more and more big enterprises around the world adopt Open Source software for their daily operations, the level of exigence and maturity required to open source has grown over the last few years. This issue has become a great challenge for enterprise-focused open source projects like Liferay. This presentation aims to share our strategy to takle this problem by empowering our community Read more.


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