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Wednesday, October 15 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Empowering Your Corporate OSS Developers - Jono Bacon, XPRIZE; Dawn Foster, PuppetLabs; Leslie Hawthorn, Elasticsearch; Richard Morrell, Red Hat; Moderated by Guy Martin, Samsung

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Most companies are consuming open source, but are now also hiring developers to work on open source projects that are the basis of their products. This makes sense, since having input to strategic direction in key projects is critical to innovation and business continuity. However, large organizations still struggle with cultural and procedural barriers to effective collaboration with these community projects. This panel features some of the best-known experts in the open source community discussing how you attract key open source developers to your organization, as well as 'grow' new contributors internally through adjustments to your culture and processes. The panel is moderated by Guy Martin (Senior Open Source Strategist, Samsung), with Jono Bacon (Senior Director of Community, XPRIZE), Dawn Foster (Director of Community, Puppet Labs), Richard Morrell ( Principal Evangelist and Cloud Security honcho at Red Hat) & Leslie Hawthorn (Community Manager, Elasticsearch).


guy martin

Guy Martin is a Senior Open Source Strategist at Samsung Research America, where he represents the company to the broader open source community and works with internal Samsung teams to help accelerate their use of and collaboration with open source software. Guy has more than 20 years... Read More →


Jono Bacon

Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, and author. Currently he works as Senior Director of Community at the XPRIZE Foundation and was formerly the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, optimizing and growing the global Ubuntu community.Bacon is a prominent author and... Read More →
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Dawn Foster

Director of Open Source Community Strategy, VMware
Dawn is the Director of Open Source Community Strategy at VMware within the Open Source Program Office. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like Intel and Puppet with expertise in community building, strategy, open source software, metrics, and more. She is passionate about... Read More →

Leslie Hawthorn

Director of Developer Relations, Elasticsearch
An internationally known community manager, speaker and author, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating and enabling open source communities. She created the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development... Read More →

Richard Morrell

Richard Morrell, Principal Evangelist and Cloud Security honcho at Red Hat. 18 year OSS veteran, founder of SmoothWall the Linux firewall technology way back when, former Linuxcare, VA Linux, Zimbra staffer, podcaster and columnist for various portals. Bath UK based, married with... Read More →

Wednesday October 15, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm CEST
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