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March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Thursday, March 8 • 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Lessons Learned from a Decade of Running an Open Source Services Business - Walter Heck, OlinData

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Running a services business is not easy. Running a services business with Open Source in it's DNA is even harder, especially when you're small and self funded.

In this session Walter will explain the journey he took OlinData through over the past decade and the lessons we can learn from it as open source leaders. We'll explore the challenges for a small company that is passionate about Open Source but doesn't have the bandwidth to do many core contributions. On the other side we'll look at how companies like this are actually very valuable players in the succes of open source projects.

We'll learn how open source projects can work together with these kind of companies to increase their chances of success.

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Walter Heck

CTO, OlinData
Walter Heck is the founder and technical director of OlinData, an Open Source Infrastructure Consulting company out of the Netherlands. Walter has spoken at many conferences worldwide and loves sharing knowledge. Through working with many of the world's largest enterprises across... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Pavilion Theater