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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).

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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 of experience in software engineering, technical marketing, and community management consulting. He has helped develop collaborative & open source communities for... Read More →

Speakers
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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 speaker on community management and best practice, and wrote the best-selling The Art of Community (O’Reilly), is the founder of the primary annual conference for... Read More →
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Dawn Foster

Consultant and PhD Student, The Scale Factory
Dawn Foster is a PhD student at the University of Greenwich and a consultant at The Scale Factory in London. She spent the past 20 years working at companies like Puppet Labs, Intel, Jive Software, and more. She has expertise in community building, open source software, metrics, and more. She is passionate about bringing people together through a combination of online communities and real-world events along with analyzing the data associated with... Read More →
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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, launched Google’s #2 Developer Blog, received an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010 and gave a few great talks on many things open source. In August 2013, she joined... Read More →
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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 two kids. Cannot breakdance.


Wednesday October 15, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room 01

Attendees (50)