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March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Monday, March 5
 

2:00pm

Pre-Summit Activities
All attendees (and families) are welcome to come to Sonoma early and join us on Monday afternoon for local  activities. Go hiking, biking, or go on a culinary tour of Sonoma. Complimentary activities including:
  • Tour & Tasting at Cline Cellars
  • Private Hike - Jack London State Park
  • Taste of Sonoma - Cheese, Chocolate, & Wine Walking Tour
  • Guided Bike Tour and Cheese Tasting
Click here to find details & the booking form to sign up for activities.

Monday March 5, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

4:00pm

Pre-Registration
Monday March 5, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Hotel Lobby

6:30pm

7:30pm

Networking & S'mores by The Fire Pits
Join your fellow OSLS attendees for networking & s'mores by the fire pits!

Monday March 5, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fairmont Fire Pits
 
Tuesday, March 6
 

7:30am

Registration
Tuesday March 6, 2018 7:30am - 6:00pm
Hotel Lobby

7:45am

Continental Breakfast
Tuesday March 6, 2018 7:45am - 9:00am
Breezeway Lawn Tent

9:00am

Keynote: Welcome and Opening Remarks - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Speakers
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Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Jim Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing, and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation in technology through the use of open source and Linux.At The Linux Foundation... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 9:00am - 9:25am
Pavilion Theater

9:30am

Keynote: Congratulations, Kubernetes! - Chen Goldberg, Director of Engineering, Google Cloud

Congratulations, Kubernetes!

W00t! With the risk of sounding cliche graduation is a very exciting time, it marks both an ending and a beginning. Looking back on my journey with Kubernetes, I have memories of significant milestones for this project like establishing a release cadance and announcing the Certified Kubernetes Conformance Program. There were key lessons along the way, with learning opportunities at every turn. Join me as I talk through some of the most memorable memories and what I have learned from them.



Speakers
avatar for Chen Goldberg

Chen Goldberg

Director of Engineering, Google Cloud
Chen Goldberg is a technology leader with 18+ years of experience leading engineering teams. In her current role as Engineering Director, she leads Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and the OSS Kubernetes and Istio projects teams in Google Cloud. Her team is committed to enable open... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 9:30am - 9:50am
Pavilion Theater

9:55am

Keynote: Security is Everyone's Responsibility - Marten Mickos, CEO, HackerOne
Cybersecurity is a $100 billion market that's wasting resources and frustrating customers with inadequate protection. We need security designed into products, not applied on top of them. We need ubiquitous security, not just on the perimeter. We need openness and collaboration. And we need to make security the responsibility of everyone, not just the CISO and their team. If we don't learn from the breaches of the past, they will continue to increase in size and frequency, slowing down society, harming companies and consumers. In this talk, Marten Mickos presents a vision for a world where everyone is diligent about cybersecurity and thereby the total cost of it goes down, not up.

Speakers
avatar for Marten Mickos

Marten Mickos

CEO, HackerOne
Marten Mickos is the CEO of HackerOne, Inc. the #1 bug bounty and vulnerability coordination platform. Previously, Marten was the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, acquired by Hewlett-Packard where he served as head of the cloud business. Marten served as CEO of MySQL AB from 2001 to 20... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 9:55am - 10:15am
Pavilion Theater

10:20am

Keynote Panel: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Deepak Agarwal, VP of Engineering, LinkedIn; Mazin Gilbert, VP of Advanced Technology, AT&T Labs; Rachel Thomas, Co-founder, fast.ai; Tarry Singh, Deep Learning Executive
Speakers
avatar for Deepak Agarwal

Deepak Agarwal

VP of Engineering, LinkedIn
Deepak Agarwal is a vice president of engineering at LinkedIn where he is responsible for all AI efforts across the company. He is well known for his work on recommender systems and has published a book on the topic. He has published extensively in top-tier computer science confe... Read More →
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Mazin Gilbert

Vice President of Advanced Technology, AT&T Labs
Dr. Mazin Gilbert is the Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. He leads AT&T’s research and advanced technology of its software-defined network. In this role, Mazin oversees advancements in networking and IP network management, big data, video technologies, artificial intelligence, information systems and visualization, algorithms and optimization, and scalable, reliable software platforms.Mazin was previously the Assistant Vice President of Intelligence Services and Platform Research, where he and his team were responsible for using... Read More →
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Tarry Singh

Deep Learning Executive
Tarry Singh is an industry-acknowledged Deep Learning Executive with over 17 years of experience setting up data analytics divisions for F500 multi-nationals. He is currently a mentor at Courser’a DeepLearning Specialization working with Andrew Ng, the world’s leading figure in Artificial Intelligence. Expected learners to be trained is around 1.5 million already by end 2018 via a MOOC program. This training was ranked #2 in the world out of 8000 trainings, according to the Inc. Magazine. | | He is also an AI and Neuroscience Researcher who works together and seeks guidance from... Read More →
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Rachel Thomas

Co-founder, fast.ai
Rachel Thomas was selected by Forbes as one of 20 Incredible Women in AI, earned her math PhD at Duke, and was an early engineer at Uber. She is co-founder of fast.ai, which created the “Practical Deep Learning for Coders” course that over 100,000 students have taken. Rachel is a popular writer and keynote speaker. Her writing has been read by over half a million people; has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Korean... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:20am - 10:55am
Pavilion Theater

10:55am

Coffee Break
Tuesday March 6, 2018 10:55am - 11:30am
Breezeway Lawn Tent

11:30am

Crafting an Open Source Product Strategy - Dave Neary, Red Hat
Building a business and growing a community around an open source project involved lots of trade-offs. How do you position your product offering and your community commons relative to competitors? What is the value proposition for product customers? Should you put more effort into growing a user community or satisfying early customers? How will growing your community help you to meet your company objectives? How will you make enough money to fund growth and development?

In this talk, Dave will take you through some of the trade-offs involved in business models based on open source software, and how to craft a community strategy that supports your company and product goals.

Speakers
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Dave Neary

SDN & NFV Community Strategy, Red Hat
Dave Neary works on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) as part the Open Source and Standards team at Red Hat. Previously, he has served as community manager to the oVirt project, co-ordinated the launch of RDO, a distribution of OpenStack... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Sonoma Valley Room

11:30am

The Evolution of the Open Source Software Foundation - Stephen R. Walli, Microsoft
Non-profit organizations have played a key role in the evolution of the open source ecosystem over the past 30 years. While each of the organizations has been created to address a particular need or constituency, they all provide a strong base to enable the next wave of growth and investment in successful, maturing open source projects in the wild. Over the past decade, corporations have begun to engage more in collaborations and look to non-profit organizations to act as the point of cooperation to encourage growth and investment in new projects. With that difference in mind, the presentation looks at what evolution is needed to support the differences, and challenges to be managed (with examples) to continue to grow a strong open source ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen R. Walli

Stephen R. Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a principal program manager at Microsoft in the Azure engineering team. I've worked with Docker, been a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard, technical director at the Outercurve Foundation, founded a start-up, and been a writer and consultant. I've been around open... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kenwood 2

11:30am

Review of Governance Models of Community-Driven Open Source Projects - Scott Nicholas, The Linux Foundation
Scott Nicholas, Sr. Director of Strategic Programs of The Linux Foundation, will review approaches for structuring open source projects. Mr. Nicholas will address differences in community-driven governance and explore various case studies, including:

* 'single-project' projects;
* unfunded and funded projets;
* technology-focused umbrella projects; and
* industry-focused umbrella projects.

Mr. Nicholas will discuss common issues faced in starting and growing open source projects. Project lifecycle and maturation considerations will be addressed. Mr. Nicholas will also review differences in licensing models and outline approaches to the licensing of specifications.


Tuesday March 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Kenwood 1

11:30am

Update on OpenChain: The Next Twelve Months of the Industry Standard for Compliance - Shane Coughlan, OpenChain
The OpenChain Project is a nascent industry standard that identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. Its core goal is to build trust among entities in the supply chain by making license compliance simpler and more consistent. OpenChain hosts a specification for open source compliance processes, a simple method for online self-certification, and extensive educational and reference material. The project has experienced substantial membership expansion, community of conformance growth and internationalization into eight languages over the last eighteen months. This talk will outline projected developments for the coming year, explain why there is a focus on supporting adoption in Japan, Taiwan and China, and discuss how our activities are designed to provide benefit to companies in North America and Europe.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Coughlan

Shane Coughlan

Project Director, OpenChain Project
Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history, establishing the leading pro... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
The Vineyard Room

11:30am

Maintaining Maintainers - Maggie Pint, Microsoft
Community based open source projects are a critical part of our industry, and most people agree that they are key enablers to innovation. What is more difficult to reconcile is how to support these projects when their maintainers have split responsibilities between the project and their regular 'day job'. When expectations are missed the results can be ugly. When expectations are clear,  maintainers can be powerful forces for good within an organization.

A community project maintainer turned engineering manager will walk you through strategies that teams have implemented to successfully support maintainers in continuing community based work, while leveraging their expertise to deliver critical business value for their products. Expect to be able to take these strategies home and use them with your own teams to support the open source community, and the business, at the same time.

Speakers
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Maggie Pint

Software Engineering Lead, Microsoft
Maggie Pint is a software engineering lead in Azure's Production Infrastructure Engineering (PIE) organization. Her team makes SRE Incident Assistant - an open source incident management tool that reads from event sources and recommends courses of action that help mitigate incide... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Pavilion Theater

12:10pm

Driving Open Source Programs in Conservative Companies - Eddie Satterly, DataNexus
We will discuss the deep changes needed in a 150+ year old conservative and highly regulated company to move to an open source culture. In a period of 18 months my team worked with a major insurer to build a culture of sharing and collaboration leveraging open source technology at every turn. This required changes to thinking at the legal and executive level all the way down to the rank and file. It also required a number of new tools along with thinking to support the peer review process, testing and development effort. This culminated in the release of two open source projects at the end of 2017 and employees contributing to other open source projects under Apache license.

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Satterly

Eddie Satterly

Co-founder, DataNexus
Mr. Satterly has served in a variety of roles including developer, engineer, architect and CTO over his 28+ year career for startups to Fortune 500 companies. At DataNexus he is building a new open source based data application to serve as a context based data router. Previously he served as the CTO of the Emerging Technologies Group where he oversaw the product technology portfolio as well as the... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Sonoma Valley Room

12:10pm

Open Source Governance: The Hard Parts - Nell Shamrell-Harrington, Chef & Operation Code
So you’ve released an open source project to the world, people are using it …the hard part is done, right? No, far from it. Open sourcing a project is only a fraction of the effort that will go into it over time. Come to this talk to learn about the hard parts of Open Source Governance and lessons learned from using, contributing, and governing dozens of Open Source projects. Learn how to triage and determine levels of support for issues that come into your projects (open source users are customers!). Also learn how to handle when something goes wrong – whether it is with your own project or an upstream project two levels up from yours. Want to turn users of your project into contributors? Come hear about best practices both for finding initial contributors and keeping them engaged. Walk away knowing how to handle the hardest (and most rewarding) parts of open source governance.

Speakers
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Nell Shamrell-Harrington

Sr. Software Engineer, Chef
Nell Shamrell-HarringtonNell Shamrell-Harrington is a Software Development Engineer at Chef, focusing on the Habitat open source product. She is also CTO of Operation Code - a non-profit dedicated to teaching software engineer skills to Veterans that heavily creates and uses open... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Kenwood 2

12:10pm

CHAOSS: Exploring Open Source Project Diversity & Inclusion - Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska; Nicole Huesman, Intel; Daniel Izquierdo, Bitergia
In this session, Matt Germonprez, Daniel Izquierdo, and Nicole Huesman will focus on one particular metric supported by the CHAOSS project, Diversity & Inclusion. Matt, Daniel, and Nicole will discuss work that has been done to-date with respect to the open source Diversity & Inclusion reports at OpenStack, the software used to generate these reports, the relationship between these reports and the CHAOSS project, and methods by which other open source projects could generate reports of their own.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Germonprez

Matt Germonprez

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Matt Germonprez is an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha's College of Information Science & Technology. He is a founding member and current board member of the Linux Foundation's CHAOSS project. Matt has presented his work over the years at both the Open Sour... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Huesman

Nicole Huesman

Developer & Community Advocate, Intel Corporation
For over 17 years, Nicole has applied her aptitude in storytelling to the technology industry—helping shine a light on the importance and impact of the incredible feats of her engineering colleagues. She dove into the world of open source six years ago, and quickly became a str... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Izquierdo

Daniel Izquierdo

Chief Data Officer, Bitergia
Daniel is a co-founder of Bitergia as is an leader in analysing open source communities and other types of software development teams. He focuses on filling the gap between companies and open source projects, helping to understand risks and best ways of working in and with open s... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Kenwood 1

12:10pm

Project Updates: Kubernetes - Ihor Dvoretskyi, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Kubernetes is one of the high-velocity projects in the open source world today, and it marks the 10th release since the project went GA in July of 2015. It’s a great opportunity to see how core functionality and the ecosystem at large has matured. This also gives us a concrete look at where things are headed this year.

As an open source project, Kubernetes incorporated a significant number of enhancements, and Ihor Dvoretskyi (Developer Advocate at Cloud Native Computing Foundation, co-lead of SIG-Product Management) will highlight the brightest of them, together with the most notable achievements from the entire ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Ihor Dvoretskyi

Ihor Dvoretskyi

Developer Advocate, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Ihor Dvoretskyi is a Developer Advocate at Cloud Native Computing Foundation, focused on Kubernetes-related efforts in the open source community. He is a Product Manager for Kubernetes, co-leading the Product Management Special Interest Group, focused on enhancing Kubernetes as a... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 12:10pm - 12:40pm
The Vineyard Room

12:10pm

How Target Made It Super Easy for Developers to Contribute to Open Source - Dan Cundiff, Target Corporation
In 2015 Target quickly changed its policy, making it okay for developers to contribute to open source. This talk is a collection of all things that a team of self organized individuals did to make this happen bottoms up. The lessons we learned and the protips we share can be applied at other big companies to make the same kind of change happen. Dan will cover things like:

* The low friction processes we put in place for contributing to existing open source and for open sourcing whole projects
* Getting executive support
* Getting all the peripheral stakeholders organized (public relations, legal, IP, etc)
* Standing up a proper open source office
* Incentivising developers
* Seamlessly applying what you do with open source to your company's inner source efforts
* Measuring your open source goals
* And much more

Speakers
avatar for Dan Cundiff

Dan Cundiff

Principal Engineer, Target
Dan Cundiff (@pmotch) is a Principal Engineer at Target Corporation working on api.target.com. He's an advocate for the use of and contribution to open source software at Target and was one of the founding members of Target's open source office. Previously Dan has spoken at GitHu... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Pavilion Theater

12:40pm

Lunch
Tuesday March 6, 2018 12:40pm - 2:10pm
Breezeway Lawn Tent

2:10pm

Growing Open Source at Amazon - Alolita Sharma, Amazon Web Services
Amazon contributes to many open source projects like Kubernetes, Gluon and ONNX. It also sponsors a diversity of projects including Apache MXNet, Amazon FreeRTOS, AWS Amplify, AWS CLI, AWS S2N and many others.

This talk introduces motivations that have propelled Amazon’s open source engagement. The talk also highlights metrics used to track project health and surveys lessons Amazon has learned in leading and contributing to open source projects.

Speakers
avatar for Alolita Sharma

Alolita Sharma

Principal Technologist, Amazon Web Services
Alolita is Principal Technologist enabling open source at Amazon Web Services. Previously, she has headed several engineering teams for internationalization, localization, natural language processing (NLP) and web applications at PayPal, Twitter, Wikipedia. Alolita is a board dir... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Sonoma Valley Room

2:10pm

Implementing Open Source as Your Business Model - Miguel Zuniga, Mirantis
There are a lot of opensource projects which provide great functionality but the lack of documentation, marketing or support makes them less attractive to enterprises.

This talk will provide you with the necessary details on how to adopt part of one or more open source projects and implement them as your business model, either by creating/helping the community around them, building a services company of it or creating a product that uses the open source project as engine.

We will go through the main steps to transform an open source project into full fledge product which enterprises can rely on.

Speakers
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Miguel Zuniga

Director of Engineering, Mirantis
Experienced engineering director, who during his past 12 years in the field has worked with physical, virtual and cloud technologies. | | He is a supporter of all open source projects and evangelist of using open source tools. Now he is part of Mirantis where he leads the Stac... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Kenwood 2

2:10pm

What We Learned from Metrics as Community Managers - Ray Paik, The Linux Foundation & Ildiko Vancsa, OpenStack Foundation
Many open source projects use metrics to inspect community participation by looking into the numbers of different forms of contributions and overall ecosystem support by following user adoption and event statistics. On longer term, these metrics are also used to get a view on community health, growth and overall dynamics.

While these numbers can encourage participation and transparency, they can often be misleading if used without context and/or more in-depth analysis and could even lead to unhealthy behaviors.

In this session, Ildiko and Ray will discuss how metrics are used in communities such as OpenStack and OPNFV and share their learnings from community metrics initiatives.

Speakers
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Ray Paik

Operations Manager, The Linux Foundation
Ray has been with the OPNFV project since its launch in 2014 and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of OPNFV. He has over 15 years of experience in the hi-tech industry in roles ranging from software engineer, product manager, program manager, account manager, and team l... Read More →
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Ildiko Vancsa

Ecosystem Technical Lead, OpenStack Foundation
Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest. Ildikó got in touch with OpenStack when she star... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Kenwood 1

2:10pm

A Learning Platform that Delights: A Cloud Foundry Roadmap Update - Chip Childers, Cloud Foundry Foundation
Speakers
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Chip Childers

Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Foundry Foundation
Chip has spent more than 18 years in large-scale computing and open source software. In 2015, he became the co-founder of the Cloud Foundry Foundation as Technology Chief of Staff. He was the first VP of Apache Cloudstack, a platform he helped drive while leading Enterprise Cloud Services at SunGard and then as VP Product Strategy at Cumulogic. Prior to SunGard, he led the rebuild of mission-critical applications for organizations including IRS.gov, USMint.gov, Merrill Lynch and SEI Investments. Chip is an experienced speaker at events like OSCON, LinuxCon North America, LC Japan, LC EU, ApacheCon... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm
The Vineyard Room

2:10pm

Launch It or Leave It: Samsung’s Process for Vetting New OSS Consortium Proposals - Brian Warner, Samsung
Spend enough time in strategy meetings, and you’re bound to hear “…and create a consortium to host our new open source project!” delivered to resounding applause, by people who have never done anything of the sort, and can’t tell if it’s a good or bad idea. Linger too long in those same strategy meetings, and you’ll be assigned responsibility for it.

Brian Warner will give an overview of the process he uses within Samsung to help well-intentioned but inexperienced teams decide whether initiating an open source consortium is truly the best option. He will also discuss common topics he covers to bring them up to speed on open source participation, as well as the information he collects from them.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Warner

Brian Warner

Director, Open Source Engineering & Strategy, Samsung
Director of Open Source Engineering and Strategy in the Open Source Group at Samsung Research America. I guide the internal and external open source work of Samsung, help other groups launch open source projects, and manage relationships with strategic open source foundations.



Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Pavilion Theater

2:50pm

Cloud is Eating Open Source. So? - Subbu Allamaraju, Expedia
Under every value generating app, there is a platform. During the last 15 years, open source played a critical role in shaping the platform to keep a check on vendor-ware and gave portability a chance. In recent years, however, we see public clouds slowly eroding open source through managed services and serverless frameworks. This trend is likely to accelerate in the coming years and resistance is futile. What does this mean for open source?

In this thought-provoking and opinionated talk, you will hear about the shrinking open platform, changing opportunity landscape, and how to approach open source and open culture in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Subbu Allamaraju

Subbu Allamaraju

Vice President of Technology, Expedia Inc.
Subbu Allamaraju is Vice President of Technology at Expedia Inc., where he leads Expedia’s large-scale cloud migration from enterprise data centers to public cloud. Subbu built cloud platforms, enabled devops cultural practices and operations, and ran complex tech initiatives f... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Sonoma Valley Room

2:50pm

Don't Own Projects, Lead Them - Dirk Hohndel, VMware
Open source is all about people, about communities. Yet too many open source projects can best be described as “single company projects”, where almost all of the contributors work for one company and often very little interaction happens with the rest of the world.

So why do these projects fail to attract diverse communities? And what can you do if your project falls into that category and you’d like to change your approach and get more people involved? We’ll touch on many of the usual questions, from licenses, CLAs and DCO, issue trackers, feedback loops, all the way to release frequency and response times. We’ll talk about ways to ensure the community is heard, encouraged, brought in. And especially about ways to ensure that the community owns the project and not a single company.


Speakers
avatar for Dirk Hohndel

Dirk Hohndel

Chief Open Source Officer, VMware
Dirk is VMware’s Chief Open Source Officer, leading the company’s Open Source Program Office, directing the efforts and strategy around use of and contribution to open source projects and driving common values and processes across the company for VMware’s interaction with t... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Kenwood 2

2:50pm

Promoting Your Open Source Project. Social Media and Communications - Tips, Tricks, and Being Effective - Kim McMahon, {code}
Communicating in open source is about sharing information, engaging, and building community. How to reach our audience is something we all think about!

In this interactive and audience participation talk, Kim will talk about the social media techniques she uses as well as the specific activities you can do to build community and have conversations. She will cover content types, approaches for engagement, and tips for collaborating, and building community - key for social media in open source. Kim will discuss the activities she uses in her role at {code} and do a live demo of the open source social media dashboard which is used to track metrics, get learnings from social activities, and make adjustments to the social media plan.

There will also be time for audience engagement in an interactive conversation on best practices we all use in our communications activities.


Speakers
avatar for Kim McMahon

Kim McMahon

Outbound Communications Manager, {code}
The technology bug hit when in 1999 Kim took a job with Silicon Graphics and high performance computing was THE place to be. Fast forward to 2017 and Kim is now part of the {code} team where she STILL has the opportunity to work with open source, community, and cool cutting edge... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Kenwood 1

2:50pm

Chopping Wood and Carrying Water to Build a Sustainable and Inclusive Community - Jaice Singer DuMars, Microsoft & Sarah Novotny, Google
Successful open source projects are indistinguishable from successful open source communities. Kubernetes continues to witness an explosive growth and adoption. Built on the principles of openness and inclusivity, its community has become a strong differentiator for its success. Many intentional, overlapping efforts executed behind the screens help scale and sustainthe community alongside the project itself.

This presentation will set context with the history of Kubernetes community management, as well as examine potential opportunities for collaboration that exist across the widening spectrum of Linux Foundation projects. We will also discuss the risks we have overcome and the continuing challenges of ensuring a vibrant community.

Speakers
avatar for Jaice Singer DuMars

Jaice Singer DuMars

Kubernetes Ambassador, Microsoft
I am passionate about vibrant, diverse, and inclusive open source communities, all things governance, continuous improvement, and Agile at scale. I'm the current Kubernetes release manager.
avatar for Sarah Novotny

Sarah Novotny

Head of Open Source Strategy, Google Cloud Platform, Google
Sarah Novotny leads the Kubernetes Community Program for Google. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name. She co-founded Blue Gecko and launched a free-to... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Pavilion Theater

3:20pm

Coffee Break
Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Breezeway Lawn Tent

3:50pm

10 Pragmatic Lessons for Building Data Collaboration - Patrick McGarry, data.world
While data may be the “new oil,” decision makers and data scientists often struggle with how to refine raw data to the greatest impact across an organization. If done properly, a data-driven approach can drive massive impact, but effective data collaboration is about more than giving everyone access to data. Inclusion, flexibility, setting, and smart prioritization are all key components to fruitful data work. Drawing inspiration from data science practices, ethical data standards, and open source communities, this presentation will explore ten specific ways that you can build data collaboration practices to great impact.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick McGarry

Patrick McGarry

Head of Community, data.world
Patrick McGarry is currently building the thriving data community around data.world as the Head of Community. He has worked to build community and foster Open Source ideals at companies like Sourceforge/Slashdot, Alcatel-Lucent, and Perforce. Most recently Patrick served as the D... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Sonoma Valley Room

3:50pm

Culture First, Process Second, Tools Last: Enabling Collaboration the Open Source Way - Guy Martin, Autodesk
When solving thorny collaboration problems, why do engineers and managers always seem to turn to tools as their first option?

It’s because tools are tangible, and they give us a sense that we’re doing *something* about a problem. However, the vast majority of the time, tools brought in without thought or understanding of both the current culture and process can be doomed to the worst kind of failure - user apathy.

How do we use tools to solve collaboration problems instead of creating more issues? By listening to our communities, watching what they adopt virally, and then tailoring an overall process to accomplish their goals. Then we consider what tools might ft with the process we created. In this talk, Guy Martin will share success stories and challenges he’s faced applying these lessons to both open source and inner source efforts in companies throughout this career.

Speakers
avatar for Guy Martin

Guy Martin

Director, Open@ADSK, Autodesk
Guy Martin is Director of the Open@ADSK initiative at Autodesk, where he's responsible for overseeing the company's open source strategy, execution and collaborative projects, as well as representing the company in open source communities and organizations. He has over two decade... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Kenwood 2

3:50pm

Collaboration Models Across Companies and Industries to Coordinate and Resolve Industrial Wide Issues - Linda Wang, Red Hat
Companies across different industries are participate in the open source communities. However, when there is an issue that impacts all industries, or companies, Open source communities have a difficult time to coordinate amongst these companies in a timely manner to resolve these issues. This talk is to a closer look at possible different issues that will impact participating companies, and propose possible solutions to the community and industry on these issues.

Speakers
LW

Linda Wang

Director, SW Engineering, Core Kernel, Red Hat, Inc.
Linda Wang is Director of Software Engineering in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Business Unit at Red Hat, Inc. Her group focus on the Core Kernel technologies such as memory management, scheduler, control group and namespaces. The open source projects that her team involved in are Liv... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Kenwood 1

3:50pm

JavaScript is Everywhere: Exploring the JavaScript Ecosystem with the JS Foundation - Kris Borchers, JS Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Kris Borchers

Kris Borchers

Executive Director - JS Foundation, Linux Foundation
Kris is an experienced IT professional and open source executive and is currently working at the Linux Foundation where he acts as the Executive Director of the JS Foundation. Kris speaks all over the world to both technical and non-technical audiences covering a range of topics... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm
The Vineyard Room

3:50pm

So You've Decided You Need an Open Source Program Office - Duane O'Brien, Indeed.com & Nithya Ruff, Comcast
Your company uses open source software, but no one’s keeping track. You have engineers who want to make contributions, but you don’t have any policies. Someone just raised an open source issue, and no one knows who takes the lead for it. You’re starting to suspect that you might need to establish an open source programs office. But where to start? How can you help your company become open source friendly without stifling innovation or passion? This talk is based on our own experiences starting open source programs offices at PayPal, SanDisk, Indeed, and Comcast. We will address fundamental questions of when to start an OSPO, how to get sponsorship, where it should live, and its role in transforming the open source innovation work that the company does.

Speakers
avatar for Duane O'Brien

Duane O'Brien

Head of Open Source, Indeed
Duane O'Brien is the Head of Open Source at Indeed.com, the world's #1 jobs site. He is passionate about enabling smart and meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem by both developers and corporations. Duane navigates the path between engineering and management, draw... Read More →
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Nithya Ruff

Sr. Director, Open Source Practice, Comcast
Nithya A. Ruff is the Senior Director for Comcast’s Open Source Practice. She is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. Prior to this, she started and grew the Western Digital’s Open Source Strategy Office. She... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Pavilion Theater

4:30pm

Strategies for Building Open Source Communities - Jeffrey Osier-Mixon, Intel
This presentation focuses on the unique challenges to developing communities in large-scale cooperative open source projects, particularly in corporate environments, walking through the problem space as well as the solution space. It explores materials and processes, describes open source and community best practices, and walks through lessons learned from successful Linux Foundation projects including the Yocto Project, Zephyr Project, and others. Attendees are encouraged to participate and share their own experiences.

Speakers
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Jeffrey Osier-Mixon

Yocto Project Community Manager, Intel Corporation
Jeff "Jefro" Osier-Mixon has been working in open source since the early 1990s and with Linux since about 1994. He has been a technical contributor, tech writer, community manager, and evangelist for many projects. Jefro manages or advises on community for many open source projec... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Sonoma Valley Room

4:30pm

Standardization Practical Cases in Open Source Projects - Li Li, Huawei
This is a continuance of Li Li's speech "How open source communities to do standardization" in the LC3 2017 in Beijing. That speech attracted a lot of attention and was beyond expectation, that means the topic of "open source and standards" has many audience. This time Li Li (aka Thomas Li as well) will share several real standardization cases happening in different open source projects. Working models will be summarized, lessons will be learned, and most importantly stories will be told. As an experienced standardization leader, Li Li will provide a different angle to observe all the cases. Business or commercial views, rather than programmer's, will be shown for the purpose of promoting potential commercial values of open source codes.

Speakers
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Li Li

VP, Standardization & Industry, Huawei
Li Li (Thomas Li) received his Bachelor’s degree of radio technologies from Xi’an Jiaotong University, and his Master of Business Administrations from Tsing Hua University. He has worked at Huawei for 21 years, with broad standards experiences in many SDOs like IEEE, 3GPP, IE... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Kenwood 2

4:30pm

Panel Discussion: Building and Maintaining Open Source Communities - Moderated by Jonas Rosland, {code}
Being successful in creating an open source community requires planning, measurements and clear goals. Why are we doing this, who are we targeting and how can we achieve our goals? In this panel you will hear from Meg Hartley, Matthew Broberg, Michelle Noorali, Alexandra Bowen, and Jonas Rosland as they share experiences and best practices when building and maintaining open source communities.

Moderators
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Jonas Rosland

Open Source Community Manager, {code}
Jonas Rosland is a community builder, open source advocate, blogger, author and speaker at many open source focused events. He is also a Docker Captain and an Open Organization Ambassador. As Open Source Community Manager at {code}, he is responsible for the growth and prosperity... Read More →

Speakers
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Matthew Broberg

VP Community, Sensu
Matt Broberg is VP of Community for Sensu Inc focused on the incredible community around Sensu, the open source monitoring framework. He has spoken at many conference (OSCON, VMworld, Velocity, GrafanaCon, Keynote at VMUGs), on podcasts (Cloudcast, Speaking in Tech, vSoup, The Ho... Read More →
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Jenny Burcio

Docker
Jenny Burcio runs the Docker Captains program, where she helps awesome Docker community members inspire and educate others. Prior to Docker, Jenny worked at Apigee helping to build their community programs and partner ecosystem. Jenny is a recovering attorney, mom, and wannabe pl... Read More →
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Meg Hartley

Community Manager, Puppet, Inc.
Meg Hartley builds community for Puppet, Inc. which includes running their Evangelism program; Puppet User Group program which she has built to 12,000 + members; and Contributor Program for their community of 25,000 folks, internationally. She is passionate about connecting peopl... Read More →
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Michelle Noorali

Sr. Software Engineer, Microsoft
Michelle is a Sr. Software Engineer on the Azure Containers team and a core maintainer of the Kubernetes Helm project. Michelle serves on the Kubernetes Steering Committee and on the governing board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. She co-founded the special interest gro... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Kenwood 1

4:30pm

Capstone Projects as a Vehicle for Open Source at Twitter - Remy DeCausemaker, Twitter
During the Fall semester of 2017, the Twitter Open Source Program partnered with the University of San Francisco's Computer Science and Business Schools to mentor students and faculty contributing to Open Source projects. Come hear what they learned from how each of their projects were pitched and built, and how your company, school, or community can partner too!

Speakers
avatar for Remy DeCausemaker

Remy DeCausemaker

Open Source Program Manager, Twitter
As a Civic Hacker, Hackademic, and Program Manager of Twitter Open Source, @Remy_D builds communities that use their powers for good.


Tuesday March 6, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Pavilion Theater

5:10pm

The Challenges of Creating a Sustainable Open Source Business Model - Haseeb Akhtar & Chris Price, Ericsson
Following topics are addressed:
• Lack of synergies in aligning objectives across industries.
• Too many open source initiatives to fragment available resources. E.g., ONOS, ODL, OpenContrail in SDN-C; MEC, OpenFog, OpenStack, 3GPP etc. for Edge Compute.
• Lack of unifying platform to bring relevant open source initiatives under one umbrella. E.g., Edge stack consisting of Docker, Kubernetes, OpenStack, CNCF, OPNFV for SDN/NFV.
• IPR revenue challenges faced by the vendors for contributing to open source. How do they pivot business models to address the market?
• Comparison between IETF, 3GPP and SDN/NFV open source initiatives? Where is most innovations? Where is cost reduction coming from? Is open source bringing service introduction velocity?
• And finally, where is the money? What business model has a fighting chance to win? What will motivate vendors to contribute in open source?

Speakers
avatar for Haseeb Akhtar

Haseeb Akhtar

Principal Solutions Consultant, Ericsson
20+ years of experience spanned across various roles within the research and product development of telecommunication systems, with a special concentration on wireless and packet based networks. In depth knowledge of IETF (TCP/UDP, IP, LDAP, SIP, SNMP, RTP/RTCP, IPSec, Mobile IP... Read More →
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Chris Price

President, Ericsson software technology
Christopher Price heads the network architecture and standardization team for Ericsson's IP and Broadband division where he focuses on the development of technology and innovation. Across his career he has worked as an integrator, verification engineer, developer and technical le... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Sonoma Valley Room

5:10pm

Open Source & Dollar Bills: Navigating Technology Sea Changes with an Open Technology Strategy - Tasha Drew, Habitat.sh
One of the top questions I'm asked by stakeholders and engineers on a regular basis is "how are we going to make money?" This is a real concern for any business that wants to keep the lights on, the kitchen stocked, and the paychecks cashing. In this talk, I'll discuss our strategy at Chef, how we successfully use open source software to drive a successful business, and how the open nature of the technology we foundationally build upon and provide to the world for free enables us to navigate technology sea changes in an agile and customer focused way.

Speakers
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Tasha Drew

Product Manager, Chef.io
Tasha Drew is the product manager for Habitat.sh, an open source framework for building, running, and deploying applications in a 12-factor, cloud native friendly way - that works for both legacy and net new applications and services. Previously, she launched Chef Automate's anal... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Kenwood 2

5:10pm

Building Authentic Communities: Upholding Developer Values while Delivering Customer Value - Leslie Hawthorn, Red Hat
When building an open source product, the company’s developers are thrilled to create a useful, beautiful code base and share it with the world, while the sales team fears that giving away the core product for free hampers their ability to make quota. Top it all off with executives who need to make payroll, investors who expect significant return on investment and users who don’t always understand the fine line between community education and free support, and a seemingly natural tension arises between project and product.
Undercut the needs of your user community in favor of driving sales, and your company will face a decrease in adoption and favorable brand awareness. Too little focus on the bottom line will mean your company doesn’t succeed.

How can this tension be balanced effectively? Especially in a world where developers are “The New Kingmakers” and meeting them where they are is now a cornerstone of driving corporate purchasing decisions?

In this talk, Leslie Hawthorn will explore the process of creating authentic, sustainable community around an open source product line. Drawing on her experience at open source companies - from start ups to Fortune 500 firms - she will discuss the ways that businesses can create developer-values centric communities that still meet the needs of all business stakeholders, including the company’s open source loving engineers. Attendees of this talk will leave with immediately actionable guidance on for keeping their developers motivated, their community members engaged and their profit and loss statements favorable.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Hawthorn

Leslie Hawthorn

Sr. Principal Technical Program Manage, Red Hat
An internationally known developer relations strategist and community management expert, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating, and enabling open source communities. She’s best known for creating the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Kenwood 1

5:10pm

Purpose-Driven Contribution Decisions - Johan Linåker, Lund University & Nithya Ruff, Comcast
As companies move beyond consumption, contributions are often done ad-hoc, and when control is introduced, compliance, defensive IP portfolios, and lack of knowledge of the potential value creation may risk blocking otherwise motivated contributions. Contributions should be made with the right purpose in the right places, connecting to the business incentives of a company. Based on research and experience, best practices for companies will be presented on how to decide if internally developed features and projects should be shared as open source, and when. The presentation will also cover related processes and governance for managing internal contribution requests and feature portfolios in the product planning process. These practices require the support and championing of executives, and a mindset among developers and managers to default to the question “can this be made open?”.

Speakers
avatar for Johan Linåker

Johan Linåker

Researcher, Lund University
Johan Linåker is a Ph.D. student at Lund University in Sweden. His research is focused on helping companies with their open source community engagements and creating customized contribution and community strategies. He maintains active research collaborations with companies such... Read More →
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Nithya Ruff

Sr. Director, Open Source Practice, Comcast
Nithya A. Ruff is the Senior Director for Comcast’s Open Source Practice. She is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. Prior to this, she started and grew the Western Digital’s Open Source Strategy Office. She... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Pavilion Theater

5:30pm

5:45pm

6:30pm

Meet & Eat (sign up at The Registration Desk by 2:00 PM)
Pull up a chair and dine with someone new at Open Source Leadership Summit! We’ve reserved a few seats at local Sonoma restaurants on Tuesday & Thursday night so attendees can continue the conversation over dinner.

If you’d like to reserve a seat at one of these tables and make new connections over a meal come to the registration desk in the hotel lobby and we’ll reserve your seat. Reservations are available Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm.

Attendees are responsible for paying for meals and arranging transportation. Spaces are limited and must be reserved by 2:00pm on the day you would like to dine. Restaurant details provided at sign up. 

Tuesday March 6, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hotel Lobby

7:30pm

 
Wednesday, March 7
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Breezeway Lawn Tent

8:00am

Registration
Wednesday March 7, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
Hotel Lobby

9:00am

Keynote: AI Owes its Rebirth to Open Source and the Cloud - Mark Russinovich, CTO, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft

AI technologies and techniques are experiencing a renaissance. Open source technologies and communities have fostered the growth of self-taught machine learning developers with libraries and frameworks. The computing power of the cloud has made the processing of large data sets cost effective and commonplace. As more research continues to be done and shared throughout the communities we will continue to see more intelligent apps driving even greater adoption of open source technologies across all processing platforms.


Speakers
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Mark Russinovich

Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft
Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform. A widely recognized expert in distributed systems and operating systems, Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He later co-founded Winternals Software, joining Microsoft in 2006 when the company was acquired. Today he remains the primary author of the Sysinternals tools and website, which include dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:00am - 9:20am
Pavilion Theater

9:25am

Keynote: Serverless State of the Union - Austen Collins, Founder & CEO, Serverless Inc.
Serverless has captivated the IT community at an incredible pace, and for good reason.  It has tremendous power to liberate productivity, increase innovation and reduce overhead.  However, adopting serverless technologies is still not well understood.  As the ecosystem grows around serverless, we’re empowered with options, yet further distanced us from a clear path to adoption.

In this talk, we’ll break through the clutter to investigate use-cases, adoption methods, the power of serverless now and it’s capacity to meet the demands of the future.  We’ll also look into open-source, community-led projects within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation that aim to advance the adoption of serverless technologies, while enabling interoperability and an open ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Austen Collins

Austen Collins

CEO/Founder, Serverless
Austen Collins is a product-obsessed, software engineering leader.  His focus is not on technology, but on business value, customer experience and making meaning.  Austen is a primary influencer of the emerging “serverless” movement.  He is the creator of the Serverless Framework, the leading open-source tool for building applications with the least possible cost and overhead on top of infrastructure with... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:25am - 9:55am
Pavilion Theater

10:00am

Keynote: 6 Months In: A User’s Journey into the Foundation - Dustin Bennett, Software Engineer Sr. Manager & Sheetal Pole, Software Engineer Manager, The Home Depot
As one of the largest Cloud Foundry end users, The Home Depot has a diverse array of applications serving its website, stores, and internal operations. In October 2017, the world's largest home improvement retailer joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a gold member. Sheetal and Dustin will present on the initial strategy, successes, and lessons learned as the company has on-boarded with the Foundation. They will discuss the benefits realized as a Foundation member and the impact that contributing back to the community has had on the company.

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Bennett

Dustin Bennett

Software Engineer Senior Manager, The Home Depot
Dustin is a Software Engineer Senior Manager at The Home Depot responsible for enterprise application platforms and developer tools targeting a community of thousands of software engineers. Current efforts include building out platforms on hybrid cloud architecture, retirement of... Read More →
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Sheetal Pole

Software Engineer Manager, The Home Depot
Sheetal is an experienced Solutions Architect and has worked in multiple industries, most recently retail. She is currently a Software Engineer Manager at the Home Depot where she is helping several teams modernize the Home Depot stores systems architectures. She loves to design... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 10:00am - 10:20am
Pavilion Theater

10:25am

Keynote: Realizing the Full Potential of NOAA’s Open Data - Edward Kearns, Chief Data Officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been a government leader in Open Data for many decades. NOAA’s science-based mission includes, for example, the protection of life and property from weather events, the regulation of marine fisheries in a sustainable manner, the monitoring of climate change,  the protection of marine mammals, and the long-term preservation of environmental information. In the course of achieving this mission, NOAA collects, analyzes, synthesizes and distributes many petabytes of data every year, and NOAA has realized the potential value of these data when shared in a full and open manner, with no restrictions on others’ use of these taxpayer-funded data. NOAA’s mission benefits from enabling scientific research in the academic community that ultimately improves NOAA’s products and services to the Nation. The US economy benefits from the jobs created by industry through the provision, interpretation and integration of NOAA open data into a variety of value-added products and services.  And our global society benefits through the sharing of these open data which are used by governments and industries alike to evaluate and respond to risks from environmental events such as extreme weather, rising sea levels, threats to food supplies, droughts and floods.  A brief history of Open Data in NOAA will be discussed, and a new initiative to realize their full potential through Partnerships that promote the wider use of these data will be described.


Speakers
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Edward Kearns

Chief Data Officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Dr. Ed Kearns is leading National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Big Data Partnership activities in the Office of the CIO.  Ed earned B.S. degrees in Physics & Marine Science from the University of Miami (1990) and a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island (1996). He has led work on ocean sensors and data systems at NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center, on calibration of sea surface temperature... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 10:25am - 10:45am
Pavilion Theater

10:50am

Keynote: Blockchain Technology at Change Healthcare - Aaron Symanski, Chief Technology Officer, Change Healthcare

Change Healthcare discusses their journey with blockchain technology and their choices along the way.


Speakers
avatar for Aaron Symanski

Aaron Symanski

CTO, Change Healthcare
Aaron Symanski is CTO of Change Healthcare, where he leads the company's innovation, and is responsible for IT and application architecture, and new technologies. | | Aaron has extensive experience in healthcare and finance, startups, and global enterprises. As a founder of a healthcare analytics startup, Aaron architected and built an innovative peer-to-peer platform that enabled leasing of analytics by authors, data by owners, and executing analytics, all while preserving each... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 10:50am - 11:10am
Pavilion Theater

11:10am

Coffee Break
Wednesday March 7, 2018 11:10am - 11:40am
Breezeway Lawn Tent

11:40am

Rebooting an Open Source Project - Amye Scavarda, Red Hat
Within most open source projects, you're never starting completely from scratch. But not all projects have the momentum that they start out with, and sometimes changing that requires structure and strategic thinking. Amye will outline the strategic changes and momentum created in Gluster, an open source project that celebrates thirteen years of active development.

Including:
- discovery techniques
- gap analysis that's impactful for you as a leader
- stakeholder reviews to find out what's really important
- infrastructure as a metric for project health
- building reasonable strategic plans that engage your community
- managing competing interests while making a community successful
- the black art of budgeting
- finding your place in the release cycle
- crisis management as a function of community leadership

Speakers
avatar for Amye Scavarda

Amye Scavarda

Gluster Community Lead, Red Hat
Implementer of sanity in fast-paced chaos. Pleasant, cheerful and competent in a sea of snark. I'm at Red Hat as their Gluster Community Lead. I help feed and water the Gluster.org community. I speak on the practice of community management in open source all over the world.



Wednesday March 7, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm
Kenwood 1

11:40am

Building a Certified Partner Community for Linux and Cloud Native Computing - Klaus Behrla, Trainlux Linux Services & Stephen Walli, Microsoft
In 2017 Microsoft Germany started a pilot project with consultation of The Linux Foundation Training in the EMEA region to prepare employees of Microsoft partner companies with effective and appropriate webcast training and other measures to become Linux Foundation Certified System Administrators (LFCS) and to pass the MCSA: Linux on Azure certification. As of today, more than 4000 registrations have been carried out for the 12 webcast training courses. By simultaneously training such a large number of people working spread across the regions, it is recommended that the learning content be delivered in streaming video webcasts plus labs and other training materials. Microsoft has meanwhile been able to significantly increase its qualified partner community for Linux and Cloud Native Computing in Germany. Information about this project is available on the Web at http://aka.ms/azuremaster

Speakers
avatar for Klaus Behrla

Klaus Behrla

Managing Director, Trainlux Linux Services GmbH
Klaus Behrla is Business Development Director – Training, for the Region EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia) at Trainlux Linux Services, Master Reseller of The Linux Foundation, since april 2016. Before he was Vice-President, Business Development for Europe, at the L... Read More →
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Stephen R. Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a principal program manager at Microsoft in the Azure engineering team. I've worked with Docker, been a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard, technical director at the Outercurve Foundation, founded a start-up, and been a writer and consultant. I've been around open... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm
Kenwood 2

11:40am

Do You Know Who Your Stakeholders Are? - Stormy Peters, Red Hat
Stakeholders are the people that care about the project you are working on - the ones that make sure you have what you need to get it done. Traditionally, in open source, the only stakeholders were the projects’ contributors.

As more and more people get paid to work on open source software, the stakeholders are not always obvious. For example, a VP at a company might fund 5 developers to work on your project. What information do they need to be able to continue to justify that? Do you know how to inform them of your community’s health and any needs?

Whether it’s a project you lead or a project you are invested in, it’s important to know your stakeholders and communicate regularly with them. Come learn how to identify the key stakeholders of projects as well as what information you might want to review with them. You’ll leave with a proven list of things to include in your next review.

Speakers
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Stormy Peters

Stormy Peters is Senior Manager of the Community Leads team at Red Hat. | | Stormy is passionate about open source software and educates companies and communities on how open source software is changing the software industry. She is a compelling speaker who engages her audiences... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm
Sonoma Valley Room

11:40am

Meet PURL: A Mostly Universal Package URL to Reference and Identify Packages - Philippe Ombredanne, AboutCode.org
Speakers
avatar for Philippe Ombredanne

Philippe Ombredanne

AboutCode.org maintainer and nexB CTO, AboutCode.org and nexB Inc.
Philippe is a passionate FOSS developer, contributor to several FOSS projects including the Linux kernel, AboutCode.org and a long time GSoC mentor. He is the CTO of nexB, a software company on a quest to find what is in your code offering both open source on open source tools an... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm
The Vineyard Room

11:40am

Building an Open Source Community for Distributed Energy - Thomas Tansy, SunSpec Alliance
The architecture of the world's energy grids is quickly evolving from highly centralized to highly distributed. As the transformation occurs, the communities of interest and domains that are affected--homes, office buildings, campuses, utility-scale generation, vehicles, photovoltaics, energy storage, finance, operations, regulatory compliance, energy markets, etc.--are coming to realize that open source and Internet technology can have a transformational effect. Accordingly, individuals from across the spectrum and across the globe are searching for solutions and asking these questions: Where can I them? What is the quality of each offering? How well aligned are solutions with relevant standards? How do I know if the code is safe to use or if my needs will be addressed? What will the future architecture look like? These are to topics and questions that will be addressed in this session.

Speakers
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Thomas Tansy

Chairman, SunSpec Alliance
Tom Tansy is Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance (www.sunspec.org) where he leads the distributed energy industry's efforts to establish data and communication standards that enable seamless integration of solar PV and storage into the Smart Grid. Tom previously served as a board member for the Solar Energy Finance Association, as General Manager and Vice President of Business Development for Power-One (now part of ABB) and helped start electric vehicle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/.The SunSpec Alliance has more than 100 stakeholders across the globe, including leading fleet operators, component suppliers, software developers, and utilities. SunSpec’s areas of focus include grid integration, finance data interchange... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm
Pavilion Theater

12:20pm

REUSE Principles for Automating License Compliance Processes - Jonas Öberg, Free Software Foundation Europe
The REUSE principles is a set of best practices for markup of licenses and source file headers which make it possible and easy to automate license detection. Building on the successful work of the SPDX working group, the REUSE principles make use of the same standard, but adds to it. Work on making the Linux kernel compatible with the REUSE principles is ongoing, but the standard applies generally and can be used by any software project to facilitate downstream compliance.

Coupled with the REUSE principles come a set of basic tools to "lint check" a source repository to validate if it's REUSE compliant, and tools to automatically generate an SPDX compatible bill-of-materials.In this talk, Jonas Öberg will give an introduction to the REUSE principles and outline some of the work in progress as the initiative moves from licenses to copyright, and lays the foundation for other tools seeking to automate the compliance process.

Speakers
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Jonas Öberg

Executive Director, Free Software Foundation Europe
Jonas Öberg entered university with his mind set on being a maths teacher. After a year, he made the switch to software engineering, but carried over his passion for teaching that later saw him take on a role as lecturer in software engineering at the University of Gothenburg, S... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Sonoma Valley Room

12:20pm

Product Management in the Open Source World (Kubernetes Community Lessons Learned) - Ihor Dvoretskyi, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Kubernetes - is on the of the largest and high-velocity open projects in the open source world today. Having a huge number of contributors, and being a solid open-source market offering, it can be easily defined as an open source product.

With the goal of enhancing Kubernetes project as an open source product, the Product Management Special Interest Group (SIG) in Kubernetes community has been established. Ihor Dvoretskyi, co-lead of SIG-Product Management will describe the best practices of driving Kubernetes as a product, together with the notable lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Ihor Dvoretskyi

Ihor Dvoretskyi

Developer Advocate, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Ihor Dvoretskyi is a Developer Advocate at Cloud Native Computing Foundation, focused on Kubernetes-related efforts in the open source community. He is a Product Manager for Kubernetes, co-leading the Product Management Special Interest Group, focused on enhancing Kubernetes as a... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Kenwood 1

12:20pm

$70B+ Open Source Software Paradox - Joseph Jacks, Aljabr & Varun Talwar, Google
Over the past decade, open source software has become a mainstream transition in enterprise IT and the technology industry at large. However, confusion abounds when it comes to quantifying and appreciating the value captured by the vendor ecosystem and associated common patterns which have emerged given the past 10 years of data and history.

In this talk, we briefly explore the history of OSS commercialization and investigate data points supporting the following dynamics across a data set that covers ~30 businesses generating $100M+ in revenue thanks to OSS:

-VC dollars invested overall
-IPO market for large OSS companies
-Employed workers focusing exclusively on building OSS projects/products
-License model patterns
-Cloud providers like Google use OSS to influence developers and IT, making it pivotal to adoption and business strategies



Speakers
avatar for Joseph Jacks

Joseph Jacks

Co-founder, Stealth Startup
Joseph was the founder and original organizer of KubeCon, until donation to the Linux Foundation/CNCF in mid-2016. He also co-founded Kismatic (the first enterprise-focused Kubernetes tools and service/support company), subsequently acquired by Apprenda in 2016. Previous to worki... Read More →
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Varun Talwar

Product Manager, Google
Varun is the founding product manager for gRPC and Istio at Google Cloud.


Wednesday March 7, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Kenwood 2

12:20pm

Theia - A Next Gen Cloud Native IDE - Chris Price & Gunnar Nilsson, Ericsson
Speakers
avatar for Gunnar Nilsson

Gunnar Nilsson

Open Source Strategies, Ericsson
Gunnar is Ericson’s most senior open source expert within Ericsson’s Chief Strategy & Technology Office, leading Ericsson’s use of open source as well as playing an instrumental role in defining global corporate strategies for community engagement and technology positioning... Read More →
avatar for Chris Price

Chris Price

President, Ericsson software technology
Christopher Price heads the network architecture and standardization team for Ericsson's IP and Broadband division where he focuses on the development of technology and innovation. Across his career he has worked as an integrator, verification engineer, developer and technical le... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
The Vineyard Room

12:20pm

Building Facebook Open Source - Christine Abernathy, Facebook
Facebook's open source portfolio represents a diverse set of projects, managed by hundreds of Facebook engineers, supporting hundreds of thousands in the community. This presents a unique set of challenges as Facebook looks to move fast and maintain a healthy portfolio. It's important to address these challenges since open source is a key part of Facebook's DNA. Through openness and collaboration, Facebook has learned that they can tackle today's most complex engineering challenges faster than if they did it alone.

In this talk, Christine Abernathy will share insight into some of the challenges faced as Facebook continues to scale their open source program. She'll discuss how the open source team works alongside project maintainers to create tooling, processes, and best practices to support Facebook projects and community-building efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Abernathy

Christine Abernathy

Developer Advoccate, Facebook
Christine Abernathy is a Developer Advocate on the Open Source team at Facebook, with previous Developer Advocacy roles on Parse and Facebook Platform. Prior to Facebook, Christine headed up engineering at MShift, a mobile banking software provider, delivering iOS apps and mobile... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Pavilion Theater

12:50pm

Lunch
Wednesday March 7, 2018 12:50pm - 2:00pm
Breezeway Lawn Tent

2:00pm

Automating Compliance: Solving the Problem at the ‘Source' - Philippe Ombredanne, AboutCode.org, Kate Stewart & Greg Kroah-Hartman, The Linux Foundation
For years now we’ve been treating compliance with open source licenses as an afterthought, something to be done before distribution, and relying on more and more sophisticated tooling and heuristics to guess what the license is. Code sharing between projects (with different licenses!) has become common and enables much innovation, but causes the problem to only get worse. This approach has meant more resources (tooling, people, time) are needed to figure out the licensing to comply with the terms of open source licenses.   In this session, we’ll look at the the Linux kernel which while it has a LICENSE file indicating it is GPL-2.0-only, actually has over 80 licenses, expressed over 1000+ ways.   We’ll go through a simple solution that is being applied at the source code level in the Linux kernel to remove the guesswork from the tooling, and to simplify the analysis.  This technique can be applied to any open source project.  This will take us significantly closer to the goal that for every build,  you know the licenses that apply (via a simple ‘grep” if you prefer) and can automatically generate the artifacts to comply with those licenses. 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kroah-Hartman

Greg Kroah-Hartman

Programmer, The Linux Foundation
Greg is among a distinguished group of software developers who maintain Linux at the kernel level. In his role as Linux Foundation Fellow, he continues his work as the maintainer for the Linux stable kernel branch and a variety of subsystems while working in a fully neutral envir... Read More →
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Philippe Ombredanne

AboutCode.org maintainer and nexB CTO, AboutCode.org and nexB Inc.
Philippe is a passionate FOSS developer, contributor to several FOSS projects including the Linux kernel, AboutCode.org and a long time GSoC mentor. He is the CTO of nexB, a software company on a quest to find what is in your code offering both open source on open source tools an... Read More →
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Kate Stewart

Sr. Director of Strategic Programs, Linux Foundation
Kate Stewart is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has launched the CHAOSS, Real-Time Linux and Zephyr Projects. She is actively involved in the Open Source Compliance programs (SPDX, FOSSology, OpenChain, et... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Sonoma Valley Room

2:00pm

Doing Open Source and Community Well: Pragmatic Do's and Dont's - Jono Bacon, Strategy Consultant
In this presentation, Jono Bacon, a leading community strategy consultant and previous director of community at GitHub, Canonical, and XPRIZE, shares pragmatic recommendations for the most effective methods of building open source and community collaboration.These recommendations cover topics such as code collaboration, tracking metrics and identifying improvements, communication refinements, governance, project management, conflict resolution, and other areas.Each recommendation is rooted in Bacon's practical experience working with organizations such as Huawei, Intel, GitHub, HackerOne, Canonical, Mattermost, Santander, and elsewhere, and mapped to a wide range of requirements.This will result in a presentation with a lot of practical, actionable, recommendations and material you can take to your own organization and projects.

Speakers
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Jono Bacon

Founder, Jono Bacon Consulting
Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, author, and podcaster. He is the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting which provides community strategy/execution, developer workflow, and other services. He also previously served as director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRI... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Kenwood 1
  • about Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, author, and podcaster. He is the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting which provides community strategy/execution, developer workflow, and other services. He also previously served as director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE, OpenAdvantage. His clients include Huawei, GitLab, Microsoft, Sony Mobile, Deutsche Bank, HackerOne, Mattermost, SAP, data.world, Creative Commons, and others. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Art of Community, is a columnist for Forbes and opensource.com, founder of the Community Leadership Summit, and co-founder of the Bad Voltage and LugRadio podcasts.

2:00pm

Make Yourself Useful: How to be an Effective (Non-Profit) Board Member - Deb Bryant, Red Hat
In this board-essentials talk, Deb Bryant shares wisdom gained plus safety tips earned from non-profit board with a first-person view on fit and impact. She walks attendees through a practical primer in how to decide if a board seat is right for you, understanding what you’re signing up for before you dive in, and how to make contributions meaningful.

Session
Outline: Self-Reflection: Understanding your motivations for serving
Know Before You Go: What you’ll want to understand about a board’s operational model and culture
Stewardship and Responsibility: Essential obligations as a board member in a public trust organization. Bringing Your Best: Plugging in your personal Strengths to support the organization
Working with Challenging People and Thorny Problems: Approaches to moving past gridlock, even when you’re part of the problem.



Speakers
avatar for Deb Bryant

Deb Bryant

Senior Director Open Source & Standards, Red Hat
Deb Bryant has served as a board member on a number of non-profit organizations over the years with a focus on open source software or its use to public benefit. Most recently, she has completed a six-year term as a board director with the Open Source Initiative. In addition to h... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Kenwood 2

2:00pm

2:00pm

Beyond Code: Secret Ingredients to Successful Open Source Practices - Lauren Britton & Suzanne Ambiel, VMware
You scrubbed your code, you completed all your patches, you tested and tested again. So now – you are ready to open source your code! Maybe not. Learn about the Five Secrets to Successful Open Source Practices that go way beyond just code. It takes more than just great code to find success in open source. From communication to internal collaboration and project naming, it is often times the “back office” tasks that spell the difference between a project stalling and “staring”. Drawing on the experience of hundreds of open source project requests, Lauren Britton and Suzanne Ambiel will provide a fast-paced checklist of things you should not ignore and some tips on how to get them right the first time.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Ambiel

Suzanne Ambiel

Director of Portfolio Marketing, VMware
As Director of Portfolio Marketing for VMware, Suzanne Ambiel helps to bring VMware’s emerging technologies and open source to market. From thought leadership to project naming and branding and social media, Suzanne knows the power of the right story told to the right audience... Read More →
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Lauren Britton

Sr. Open Source Program Manager, VMware
Lauren Weintraub Britton, PhD. is a Sr. Program Manager in the Open Source Program Office (OSPO) in VMware's Office of the CTO. She's been at VMware since 2014 and joined OSPO in January 2017. Lauren is the program manager for all outbound open source contributions. She is also t... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Pavilion Theater

2:40pm

Scaling an Open Source Program with Automation and Tooling - James Ward, Salesforce.com
At Salesforce we do tons of open source and have created & use a number of tools to help us manage our open source processes. This session will walk through the things you can/should automate in order to scale your open source program. It will cover managing Contributor License Agreements, automating various security checks, and managing an open source request process. Come learn from what we've learned about scaling an open source program.

Speakers
avatar for James Ward

James Ward

Engineering and Open Source Ambassador, Salesforce.com
James Ward (www.jamesward.com) is the Engineering and Open Source Ambassador at Salesforce.com. James frequently presents at conferences around the world such as JavaOne, Devoxx, and many other Java get-togethers. Along with Bruce Eckel, James co-authored First Steps in Flex. He... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Sonoma Valley Room

2:40pm

Lessons Learned Using GitHub for Corporate Open Source - Charles Eckel, Cisco
GitHub has emerged as the ecosystem for collaborating on code. Creating a GitHub account and even a new GitHub organization is free and easy. The end result is a wild west of GitHug usage within corporations that is as confusing and troubling as it is liberating and empowering. The session takes a look at how GitHub has been used within Cisco and recent efforts within Cisco DevNet to establish clear practices that enable Cisco and non-Cisco developers to collaborate effectively and openly with the blessings of their respective legal departments.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Eckel

Charles Eckel

Open Source Developer Evangelist, Cisco Systems
Charles is a developer evangelist in the Cisco DevNet team with a passion for open source software and open standards. He started with open source 1999 as a founding member of Vovida Networks, developing some of the industry’s first open source VoIP protocol stacks and applicat... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Kenwood 1

2:40pm

Is There an Open Source Business Model: YES or NO? - Jeffrey Borek, IBM & Stephen Walli, Microsoft
The open source definition is over 20 years old. Red Hat is a multi-billion dollar company. MySQL and JBoss have had great acquisition exits. Cloudera and Hortonworks are well on their way to becoming the next billion-dollar software companies. But Stephen would like to observe that despite these successes, there is no open source business model.

But wait, Jeff would beg to differ! From data centers to the cloud, from self driving cars to drones - open source software is everywhere. Major companies that are bottom-line driven are starting to actively engage and contribute to open source projects.

Join this lively session with Stephen and Jeff as they compare and contrast the current state of the ecosystem and debate what comes next.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Borek

Jeff Borek

WW Program Director, IBM
Jeffrey Borek is a WW Program Director of Open Technology in the IBM Digital Business Group. He has 20+ years of experience in the software industry including assignments in business and technical strategy, customer engagement, management, business development, and for the last d... Read More →
avatar for Stephen R. Walli

Stephen R. Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
I'm a principal program manager at Microsoft in the Azure engineering team. I've worked with Docker, been a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard, technical director at the Outercurve Foundation, founded a start-up, and been a writer and consultant. I've been around open... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Kenwood 2

2:40pm

2:40pm

The Rise of Open Source in the Manufacturing Industry - Steffen Evers, Bosch Software Innovations
In the past 20 years, software has become increasingly important for industrial manufacturers. This trend is expected to continue in the future. At the same time, the share of open source technologies in the software business has increased rapidly.

While closed software development can be considered “daily business”, the active participation in open source communities is still a fairly new approach for industrial manufacturers.

Bosch has recognized the relevance of open source for its future business. The company has increased its open source activities in the relevant technology areas: Internet of Things, development tools, automotive, embedded devices, cloud, containers, open source management.

This talk gives an overview of the major activities and reveals insights into Bosch’s motivation.

Speakers
avatar for Steffen Evers

Steffen Evers

Head of Open Source Services, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH
Steffen Evers leads the "Open Source Services" team of Bosch Software Innovations. The team provides development services for open source software (OSS) that is essential for Bosch. It also consults on strategy, community work, software management and compliance processes in the... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Pavilion Theater

3:10pm

Coffee Break
Wednesday March 7, 2018 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Breezeway Lawn Tent

3:40pm

DevOps & Insurance Company: Create a Bridge between Security and Change - Jonathan Le Lous, Manulife
Integrating DevOps and Open Source tooling inside an Insurance Company as Manulife is, obviously, a challenge. Actually this challenge is not only technological, links with legacy apps, but also a cultural shift to a new security and risk era. In our journey to DevOps, people were surprised by how we have been close to security and risk teams. Most of people try to avoid them and they expected from us the same. Behind their expectation there are the same old questions 'But open source and security are not contradictory?' and 'If you would like to move faster, how could you do that with security restrictions?'.

During this presentation we will go through our technology stacks included Kubernetes, Docker, Microservices... and see how has been our approach to integrate security strategy in our open source platform. Our Gaps & Successes...

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Le Lous

Jonathan Le Lous

Director of Devops, Manulife
Jonathan is Director of DevOps at Manulife, Canadian Division. Jonathan is leading DevOps Team and Practice inside Institutional Technology (BU) and Core Engineering and Architecture Team (share service) for Canadian Division. Cloud, Containers, Microservices, Infrastructure, IT... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Sonoma Valley Room

3:40pm

The Ansible Project: A Case Study in Modularity and Community - Robyn Bergeron, Red Hat
In their seminal 2005 Harvard Business School paper "Does Code Architecture Mitigate Free Riding in the Open Source Development Model?", Carliss Baldwin and Kim Clark described the importance of early architecture decisions to a project's ability to attract and retain open source community developers. From the very beginning, the Ansible project was built with the findings of this paper in mind.

In this session, we will dig deeply into the history of the Ansible project codebase for specific examples of these architectural decisions, and we will examine how these decisions contributed to Ansible's ultimate success in building one of the most active developer communities in the open source world.

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Bergeron

Robyn Bergeron

Community Architect, Red Hat


Wednesday March 7, 2018 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Kenwood 1

3:40pm

Panel Discussion: Why Marketing Matters: For Open Source Projects, Companies Using Open Source Technologies and Companies Selling Them - Moderated by Wendy Cartee, VMware
When most people think of “open source contributor” they think of people contributing code. But open source projects need contributors from all backgrounds - not just development but also docs, release management, and critical and oft-overlooked: marketing. The role of marketing - both on the project, user and vendor side - is frequently least understood. However, when marketing is applied well, it can help open source communities thrive, it can build a stronger ecosystem that bolsters the success of all involved: the project, sponsors, and users. In this session, the speakers will discuss the role of marketing, provide examples of how marketing power open source projects, and offer insight in how marketing teams from enterprise and open source projects can partner closer together to achieve greater results.

Moderators
avatar for Wendy Cartee

Wendy Cartee

Cloud-Native Applications Marketing, VMware
Wendy Cartee is senior director of product and technical marketing for Cloud-Native Applications at VMware where she leads marketing initiatives for container-based solutions. Prior to VMware, she led product management and marketing at companies such as Cisco Systems, HP, and Ju... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Devin Davis

Devin Davis

VP, Marketing, Cloud Foundry Foundation
avatar for Laura Kempke

Laura Kempke

VP of Marketing, The Linux Foundation
avatar for Dee Kumar

Dee Kumar

Vice President, Marketing, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Linux Foundation
Dee is an experienced marketing leader and a resourceful executive. Most recently, Dee was Director of Marketing at Docker where she built and launched Docker’s commercial product offering and GTM activities for global 2K enterprises. She built developer programs including sal... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Kenwood 2

3:40pm

3:40pm

ClearlyDefined: Enabling Project Success through Metadata - Jeff McAffer, Microsoft & Rashmi Chitrakar, Qualcomm
The FOSS licensing and security information landscape is vast and varied. Projects without clear metadata are harder to adopt and so get fewer contributions and lower engagement -- they enjoy less success. On the consumer side, enormous effort is required to discover, comply with licensing obligations, and track security issues. Even simple things like the location of the source for a component can be painful to find.

This talk surveys this landscape and introduces a new approach to discovering, curating and serving FOSS component metadata in an effort to both enable project engagement and simplify the lives of consumers. Come see how it works and how you can participate.

Speakers
avatar for Rashmi Chitrakar

Rashmi Chitrakar

Sr. Staff Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc
Rashmi Chitrakar is the Engineering Lead at Qualcomm’s Open Source Office. The group’s primary charter is to build solutions aiding due-diligence as relating to use and distribution of software with Open Source. Her team does the tight-rope balancing act of catering to Qualco... Read More →
JM

Jeff McAffer

Director of Open Source Programs Office, Microsoft
Jeff McAffer is the Director of the Open Source Programs Office at Microsoft where he and the team are helping drive the company’s transition to an “open source engagement first” model. He was one of the founders of the Eclipse open source project where he was an active community... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Pavilion Theater

4:20pm

Leveraging Open Source Projects for Open Source Management - Steffen Evers, Bosch Software Innovations
Correct handling of Open Source in a commercial context is a challenge. Every company needs to build up and maintain their own processes to face this challenge. A sophisticated tooling seems to be inevitable. While managing Open Source every day it seems reasonable to also collaborate with the Open Source Community on the Open Source Management System itself.

Bosch Software Innovations uses and supports an Open Source approach on tool level (e.g. Eclipse SW360, Fossology ) as well as on standard level (e.g.Open Chain, SPDX ) to continuously improve the Open Source Management System and to collaborate with suppliers,customers and partners.

Speakers
avatar for Steffen Evers

Steffen Evers

Head of Open Source Services, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH
Steffen Evers leads the "Open Source Services" team of Bosch Software Innovations. The team provides development services for open source software (OSS) that is essential for Bosch. It also consults on strategy, community work, software management and compliance processes in the... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Sonoma Valley Room

4:20pm

Change - Darren Hart, VMware
Just about everything we do as developers can be considered creating change. While it is only natural for us to focus on the details of the specific domain, project, feature, or file that we are working on -  the changes we create impact much more. From the broader project, to internal release management, to unknown products around the globe, we have a responsibility to create our changes in a way that considers this bigger picture. Darren discusses the concept of structured changes in the context of revision control best practices, drawing from his own experience as a contributor, maintainer, and open source mentor. He will share examples and counter examples, and discuss the specific ways in which following these best practices benefits your company as well as the broader open source project you are contributing to.

Speakers
DH

Darren Hart

Director, VMware
Darren has been involved in and around the Linux kernel since 2003, focusing on embedded platform enabling, real-time, and safety critical applications. He has maintained the Linux kernel x86 platform drivers since 2014. Darren is the Director of VMware's Open Source Technology C... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Kenwood 1

4:20pm

The Remote Culture Recipe - Erica Brescia, Bitnami
In this talk, you'll hear from Bitnami co-founder and COO Erica Brescia on the lessons learned and best practices they have developed to effectively run a highly distributed team of 70+ stretched across over 10 countries and 19 time zones. We'll start at the beginning - the hiring process - and walk through the employee's journey with your company, including travel, performance management, "all-hands" and more. Expect to come away with a set of ideas immediately applicable to your company or team.

Speakers
EB

Erica Brescia

COO and Co-founder, Linux Foundation Board Member, Bitnami
Erica Brescia is the co-founder and COO of Bitnami. With over 1 million deployments per month, Bitnami provides the largest source of applications and development environments to the world’s leading cloud service providers, such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Plat... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Kenwood 2

4:20pm

4:20pm

Internal Company Standards and Open Source Coordination - Craig Northway, Qualcomm Technologies
Recently there is a significant interest and need for Standards Defining Organizations (SDOs) to also participate in Open Source projects. Companies need to manage their standards and open source engagements in a coordinated manner. This has caused Industry Standards Program Offices (ISPO) and Open Source Program Offices (OSPO) to interact more frequently. Qualcomm has a rich history in SDOs and more recently is a strong developer and contributor in mobile and connectivity related Open Source projects. In this presentation we will review some of what the Qualcomm OSPO has learned from collaborating with the Qualcomm ISPO.

We'll discuss typical standards and open source organizations and processes and address questions such as: What can your ISPO learn from your OSPO? What can your OSPO learn from your ISPO? And how can these 2 organizations collaborate within your company?

Speakers
avatar for Craig Northway

Craig Northway

Director, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies Inc
Craig Northway is a Director Engineering in Corporate Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm, Inc. Craig manages the Qualcomm Open Source Technologies Group, a group formed to improve process, policy and tooling around Open Source software at Qu... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Pavilion Theater

5:00pm

Tackling Compliance for Containers with Tern - Nisha Kumar, VMware
You've converted your service infrastructure into microservices running in containers, ready to be deployed to the cloud. To meet your software compliance obligations, you analyze some of the images to find all the packages installed and you realized that some of them are unrecognizable or shouldn't even be there. How did they get in there? You now realize that you will have to do this exercise for all of the containers you have created and may even have to redo some or most of your containerizing work. How will you accomplish this?

In this talk, Nisha Kumar will discuss some best practices on how to build compliant containers from the ground up, how Tern, an open source project, attempts to extract package metadata from an existing container, and how the container distribution ecosystem can improve for the benefit of everyone working with containers.

Speakers
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Nisha Kumar

Open Source Engineer, VMware
Nisha is with the Open Source Technology Center at VMware where she advises on container compliance, standards and processes. She is the maintainer of the Tern Project (https://github.com/vmware/tern). Although Nisha has spoken at many internal corporate events and conferences, t... Read More →



Wednesday March 7, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Sonoma Valley Room

5:00pm

Open Source is Being Ruined and It’s All Our Fault - Brian Redbeard, CoreOS
Open Source software has become a necessity of most businesses. The promise of “free” software has lead to rapid adoption of new technology, revolutionized development processes, and spurred new business models. The reality is that open source “realpolitik” is now the norm, abandoning much of the founding ideologies.

Do businesses care about these ideological concerns? Are they used as a marketing/recruiting tool? Can/should the enterprise crowd take a stance on these issues?

In this talk we analyze how “Open Source” businesses make money, how they benefit their users, and look at the pragmatic challenges ubiquitous to libre software, open hardware, and selling “support” as a model. In an audience friendly to open source we should be able to look in the mirror and ensure that we aren’t hurting ourselves, our businesses in the pursuit of making a living with the projects we love.

Speakers
BR

Brian Redbeard

Chief Architect, CoreOS
Brian Harrington, also known as Redbeard, is chief architect at CoreOS. He is developer, hacker, and technical writer in the areas of open-source development and systems administration. His time spent in both defensive and offensive computing have combined with his readings of cl... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Kenwood 1

5:00pm

Creating a Culture of Innovation - Craig Martin, Kenzan
More organizations than ever are turning to open source over proprietary to help build technical organizations and deliver products to customers. But open source software changes quickly, with new tools emerging as older ones mature. To stay competitive, its more important than ever that they choose the right technology and that their developers have the right skills.

An ever-evolving tech radar is one strategy to evaluate technology, invest in the right roadmap, and create a clear communication plan. A badge board used to tracks skills and development can help create a continuous culture of learning, and organic communities of practice.

We will discuss how a tech radar can be a critical component in driving innovation and how enterprises can use it to accelerate their own digital transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Martin

Craig Martin

SVP of Engineering and Operations, Kenzan
Craig leads Kenzan’s engineering operations with a self-proclaimed mission of finding elegant solutions to complex challenges. As an experienced software development and consulting professional, Craig approaches each project with an understanding of big picture goals and busine... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Kenwood 2

5:00pm

Arm's Journey to Creating an Open Source Office - Jilayne Lovejoy & Philippe Robin, ARM
As a leading semiconductor IP company, Arm has built the foundation of a global ecosystem of technology used by the world’s most successful business and products. Open Source has been at the heart of our activity and the technology our partners use. This talk will give a brief history of our journey with open source, and explain how we established an open source office to align efforts across the company and promote best practices whilst mitigating risks when contributing to or starting projects. This talk will also outline how we are adapting our policies, processes and tools to better support collaboration and openness.

Speakers
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Jilayne Lovejoy

Principal Open Source Counsel, ARM
Jilayne is principal open source counsel at Arm, where she advises legal, business, and engineering on open source related issues, provides training, and drives improved processes around open source. She helped form and chairs the Arm Open Source Office. Jilayne participates in v... Read More →
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Philippe Robin

Director, Open Source, ARM Ltd.
Philippe is director, Open Source at Arm. He has been with Arm for over 18 years developing ARM open source ecosystem in support of ARM technology. In collaboration with partners, he contributed to the formation of Linaro and more recently has been on the Xen Advisory board and p... Read More →


Wednesday March 7, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Pavilion Theater

6:30pm

Open Source Leadership Summit Evening Reception (Buses begin departing at 6:15pm)
Join fellow attendees for dinner and drinks at the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. Enjoy views of the beautiful vineyard, a tour of the museum, and olive oil and wine tastings in the shop.

Transportation will be available to and from the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn beginning at 6:15pm.

Wednesday March 7, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards 24724 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, California 95476

9:30pm

 
Thursday, March 8
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Thursday March 8, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Breezeway Lawn Tent

8:00am

Registration
Thursday March 8, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
Hotel Lobby

9:00am

Keynote: John M. Jack, Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz and Advisor to The Linux Foundation & Patrick Heim, Operating Partner & CISO, ClearSky Security
Speakers
avatar for Patrick Heim

Patrick Heim

Operating Partner & CISO, ClearSky Security
Patrick Heim joined ClearSky as an Operating Partner and Chief Information Security Officer.  Mr. Heim is a senior security executive with a over two decades working in security spanning Fortune 500 enterprises, cloud providers as well as early stage security companies.  Prior to joining the Fund, Mr. Heim was Head of Trust and Security at Dropbox.  He also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Trust Officer at... Read More →
avatar for John M. Jack

John M. Jack

Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Pavilion Theater

9:35am

Keynote: Cloud End User Panel - Subbu Allamaraju, VP of Technology, Expedia; Justin Dean, SVP of Platform & TechOps, TicketMaster; Nidhi Gupta, SVP of Technology, Hired
Speakers
avatar for Subbu Allamaraju

Subbu Allamaraju

Vice President of Technology, Expedia Inc.
Subbu Allamaraju is Vice President of Technology at Expedia Inc., where he leads Expedia’s large-scale cloud migration from enterprise data centers to public cloud. Subbu built cloud platforms, enabled devops cultural practices and operations, and ran complex tech initiatives f... Read More →
avatar for Justin Dean

Justin Dean

SVP of TechOps, TicketMaster
Justin is the SVP of TechOps for Ticketmaster.comSVP, Platform & Technical Operations~1.75 years at TicketmasterPassionate about building high-performance organizationsNerdy about automating my beer & BBQ pipeline (see PitmasterPI on github)
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Nidhi Gupta

SVP, Technology, Hired
Nidhi is the Senior Vice President of Technology at Hired, where she leads the Engineering, Data, Technical Operations, and Product & Design teams.  With more than 20 years of experience, Nidhi is a skilled engineer and product executive who is passionate about building and grow... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 9:35am - 10:05am
Pavilion Theater

10:10am

Keynote Panel: Open Source Investments - Jocelyn Goldfein, Zetta Venture Partners; Jake Flomenberg, Accel; Erica Brescia, Bitnami; Gary Little, Canvas Ventures; Sirish Raghuram, Platform9; Idit Levine, solo.io; Rashmi Gopinath, Microsoft Ventures
Speakers
EB

Erica Brescia

COO and Co-founder, Linux Foundation Board Member, Bitnami
Erica Brescia is the co-founder and COO of Bitnami. With over 1 million deployments per month, Bitnami provides the largest source of applications and development environments to the world’s leading cloud service providers, such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Plat... Read More →
avatar for Jake Flomenberg

Jake Flomenberg

Partner, Accel
Jake Flomenberg joined Accel in 2012 and focuses on next-generation infrastructure, enterprise software, and security investments.Jake is part of the team responsible for Accel's Big Data Fund and led investments in Demisto, Origami Logic, Sumo Logic, Trifacta and Zoomdata. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Jocelyn Goldfein

Jocelyn Goldfein

Managing Director, Zetta Venture Partners
Jocelyn Goldfein is a widely recognized industry expert on product strategy, infrastructure and organizational scale. Her career as an engineering leader spans from early stage startups to high-growth years at Facebook and VMware.During Jocelyn’s tenure at Facebook, she helped... Read More →
avatar for Rashmi Gopinath

Rashmi Gopinath

Partner, Microsoft Ventures
Rashmi leads enterprise software investments for Microsoft Ventures in the Bay Area. She brings a combination of strong venture capital and startup operating experience. Previously, Rashmi was an Investment Director at Intel Capital focused on investing in cloud, infrastructure... Read More →
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Idit Levine

Founder & CEO, solo.io
Idit Levine is the founder and CEO of solo.io, where she is aiming to streamline the cloud stack.Prior to founding solo.io, Idit was the CTO of the cloud management division at EMC and a member of its global CTO Office.At EMC, Idit lead, designed and implemented project UniK, an... Read More →
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Gary Little

General Partner, Canvas Ventures
Gary Little is a founding managing member of Canvas Ventures and has been a partner of Morgenthaler Ventures for 20 years. He focuses on enterprise infrastructure and application investments. Gary has twice been named to Forbes Midas List.He has helped teams such as Mule Soft, So... Read More →
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Sirish Raghuram

Co-founder, CEO, Platform9
Sirish is co-founder and chief executive officer at Platform9. Having experienced virtualization, IaaS and cloud-native industry transitions first hand, Sirish believes that open-source represents the future of enterprise hybrid clouds.Sirish’s priorities are ensuring that cust... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 10:10am - 10:55am
Pavilion Theater

10:55am

Coffee Break
Thursday March 8, 2018 10:55am - 11:20am
Breezeway Lawn Tent

11:20am

License Information Management - Case Study - Steve Winslow & Kate Stewart, The Linux Foundation
License Information Management - Case Study (Steve Winslow and Kate Stewart, The Linux Foundation): For modern open source software projects, license compliance presupposes that a developer or distributor can determine what licenses are present in a codebase. Managing, locating and maintaining license information for a large open source project is often far more complex than simply posting a single LICENSE.txt file. In this tutorial, Steve Winslow and Kate Stewart will present real-world examples to demonstrate techniques and best practices for identifying applicable licenses, handling license compatibility, and communicating license information to a project's contributors and users.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart

Sr. Director of Strategic Programs, Linux Foundation
Kate Stewart is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has launched the CHAOSS, Real-Time Linux and Zephyr Projects. She is actively involved in the Open Source Compliance programs (SPDX, FOSSology, OpenChain, et... Read More →
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Steve Winslow

Director of Strategic Programs, The Linux Foundation
Steve Winslow is Director of Strategic Programs at The Linux Foundation. He runs The Linux Foundation's license scanning and analysis service, advising projects about licenses identified in their source code and dependencies. Steve is also involved with projects including SPDX, F... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
Kenwood 1

11:20am

Cathedrals in the Cloud: The Future of Open APIs and The Web - Mike Amundsen, Author

In 1999, the first edition of Eric S. Raymond’s book “The Cathedral and the Bazaar” was published by O’Reilly Media. Almost 20 years later, most open source coding projects follow Raymond’s “Bazaar” model.

With the rise of cloud-based services and Open Web APIs, it may be time to re-visit Raymond’s 19 “lessons” to see how they can be applied (and/or modified) to fit a world where much of the software we use is no longer installed locally and is often kept out of reach from most developers and users.

It seems each day we learn about bugs or security shortcomings in cloud-based software. And API projects are sometimes cancelled and abandoned without notice. Do we need more “eyes on the code”? Are cloud-based services treating their users like “co-developers”? Are API consumers encouraged to use cloud-based APIs in ways that were “never expected”?

Are we building Cathedrals in the Cloud? More importantly, what can we do to foster a healthy, safe, ethical, and successful Open API Community?

Public Page for this talk is here: http://g.mamund.com/2018-03-osls/

Speakers
avatar for Mike Amundsen

Mike Amundsen

Author, Speaker, Software Architect, amundsen.com, inc.
An internationally known author and speaker, Mike Amundsen travels the world consulting and talking about network architecture, Web development, and other subjects. As Director of Architecture for the API Academy, he works with companies to provide insight on how best to capitali... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
Sonoma Valley Room

11:20am

Accenture's Open Source Journey - Sven Loberg & Matthew Lancaster, Accenture
How do you go about fostering an open source cultural within a 415,000 member global organization? This is a session on how Accenture developed from a consumer to contriburor to the open source communities. We'll discuss learns learned from iterations of its open source policies, usage of Inner Source and its OSPO, to it's latest open source contributions.

Speakers
avatar for Sven Loberg

Sven Loberg

Global Open Source Lead, Accenture
Sven Loberg is a Managing Director within Accenture's Emerging Technology practice with responsibility for Open Source and Software Innovation. In this role he works to promote the benefits and use of open source both at Accenture clients as well as within Accenture. Sven has wor... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
Pavilion Theater

11:20am

Enable Your Microservices with Advanced Resiliency and Fault Tolerance Leveraging Istio - Animesh Singh & Tommy Li, IBM
Building and packaging microservices is one part of the story. Given a highly salable and distributed microservices deployment is going to face failures at different layers, how do we make these microservices resilient and fault tolerant? How do we enforce policy decisions such as fine-grained access control and rate limits? How do we enable timeouts/retries, health checks etc?

A Service-mesh architecture attempts to solve these issues by extracting the common resiliency features needed by a microservice framework away from the applications and frameworks and into the platform itself. Istio provides an easy way to create this service mesh.

In this talk we will discuss how to build, deploy, connect your Java microservices leveraging Istio service mesh. We then show how to configure and use circuit breakers, timeouts/retries, rate limits and other advanced resiliency features from Istio

Speakers
avatar for Tommy Li

Tommy Li

Developer, IBM Cloud, IBM
Tommy Li is a software developer for IBM focusing on Cloud, Container, and Infrastructure technology. He has worked on various Developer Journeys on Kubernetes, Microservice, and Hybrid Cloud to provide use cases on cloud-computing solutions. He is also passionate about Machine L... Read More →
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Animesh Singh

STSM, IBM Cloud, IBM
Animesh Singh is an STSM and Lead for IBM Cloud, Containers and InfrastructureDeveloper Technology. He is also a member of IBM Academy of Technology, and has been an active open source IBM champion. Over the course of last few years, he has been leading major initiatives for IBM... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
Tower

11:20am

11:20am

Software Philanthropy for Everyone - Kevin P. Fleming, Bloomberg
All large companies use open source software. Many of them contribute to open source software.

In addition to that many large companies have philanthropic arms; charitable foundations operated by the company or aligned with the company, and primarily funded by the company. These foundations have focus areas which include many charitable causes, but not open source software!

This presentation will talk about Bloomberg's journey to add software philanthropy to its charitable contributions, including the mundane aspects of volunteer coding events, soliciting mentors/leaders, organizing participation, and others, but also how this type of philanthropy can be included in 'employee giving'. Anyone who runs an Open Source Program Office, or similar group, in a company that also has a philanthropic arm should include open source software contributions in their plans.

Speakers
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Kevin P. Fleming

Open Technology Community Builder, Bloomberg
In 2012 Kevin joined Bloomberg's CTO Office to manage the company's growing involvement with open source software, standards, and the greater technical community. Prior to joining he held various roles at Digium, the creator and leader of the global Asterisk open source project... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am
Kenwood 2

12:00pm

SPDX vs The Spreadsheet - A Governance Fight to the Death - Yev Bronshteyn, Black Duck Software
How do you keep track of open source usage when every division or subsidiary has its own development process, its own preferred tech stack(s), and its own methodology of component tracking (or lack thereof)? Did you answer “with a spreadsheet”? You're not alone, but there is a better way. In this talk we’ll go through the organizational and technical challenges of keep track of open-source across the heterogenous enterprise, and discuss how SPDX, Linux Foundation's open, standards-based mechanism of tracking, aggregating, and exchanging Bill of Materials (BOM) data enables open source governance at scale.

Speakers
avatar for Yev Bronshteyn

Yev Bronshteyn

Senior Software Engineer - Alliances, Black Duck Software/Synopsys
Yev Bronshteyn is a Senior Software Engineer at Black Duck Software, working on solutions for open source governance and security. He is a contributor to the SPDX technical team, which defines the Linux Foundation standard for documenting deep software package information with li... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Kenwood 1

12:00pm

Development Practices and Lessons Learnt from Two Open Source Projects: gRPC and Protocol Buffers - Jayant Kolhe, Google
gRPC and Protocol Buffers are two Open source projects that are related and originated from Google. Yet, the development practices and constraints under they were developed were very different. gRPC was developed in Open Source from inception where as Protocol Buffers was developed internally and then open sourced later. These have resulted in different constraints and development practices. This talk explains these two projects as case studies and contrasts them.

Speakers
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Jayant Kolhe

Director of Engineering, Google
Jayant is Director of Engineering at Google working in Google Cloud Organization. He has been at Google for last 10 years. He manages teams that work in areas of Networking, distributed systems and APIs. He has led and managed multiple Open Source Projects such as gRPC and Protoc... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Sonoma Valley Room

12:00pm

How Houghton Mifflin Harcourt went from Months to Minutes with Infrastructure Delivery - Robert Allen, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
At the beginning of 2016 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt was facing months to get infrastructure in place to develop new application for the educational needs of the world. With back to school closing in a platform was needed to allow engineering to pivot, innovate and embrace a more agile approach to solving the needs of the industry.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Allen

Robert Allen

Director of Engineering, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Spending more than 20 years in the technology sector as developer, architect and leader within the communications and e-commerce sectors; today much of his passion revolves around building strong teams, DevOps, Mesos, Aurora and Spark with a collective goal of bringing modern tec... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Pavilion Theater

12:00pm

Open-source Processors and RISC-V: Delivering the Possibilities of Data - Martin Fink, Western Digital Corporation
Fink will explore the power of open-source innovation and the evolution of purpose-built architectures that can maximize the value of data in Big Data and Fast Data applications from today, well into the future. Fink leads Western Digital’s technology innovation agenda as the company continues its transformation into the world’s leading provider of solutions to capture, preserve, access and transform data. Regarded as a leader in the open-source community, and the author of “The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source.” Fink’s address will explore notable technology updates, projects and implementations around the globe, as well as the future evolution of the data-centric compute architectures.

Speakers
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Martin Fink

Chief Technology Officer, Western Digital
MARTIN R. FINK | Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer | Western Digital Corporation | | Martin Fink joined Western Digital as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in January 2017. In this role, Fink leads the company’s technology innovation agenda as Western Digital continues to transform its business and expand its capabilities and technology portfolio. | Prior to joining Western Digital, Fink most recently served as Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President and Director of Hewlett Packard Labs at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company, and served as CTO and EVP of HP, Inc, overseeing HP Labs, the... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Tower

12:00pm

12:00pm

Managing "Desire Path" Effects in Open Source Governance - Justin Rackliffe, Fidelity Investments
Developers goal is to deliver on capabilities and if that includes open dependencies their mindset needs to be more than passing a build gate managed by some invisible toolchain. This can generate "desire paths" that find an alternative route with less bureaucracy.

We need to emphasize that we have a shared responsibility in delivering secure, compliant, and cost effective products. What are specific techniques we can put in place to harness developer motivation to deliver on quality products that provide customer value while keeping compliance, security, and communities of knowledge as strategic objectives? Can we landscape the "desire path" so developers feel that following our route has a higher value than going around?


Thursday March 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Kenwood 2

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday March 8, 2018 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Breezeway Lawn Tent

1:50pm

The Need for Build-time Analysis in Open Source Compliance Tooling: Lessons Learned from the Quartermaster Prototype - Mirko Boehm, Endocode AG
Quartermaster aims art building an industry standard of tooling that supports the Open Source license compliance workflow. It's workflow engine integrates existing scanning and reporting tools, and integrates into CI/CD processes. It offers API endpoints against which toolmakers, communities and service providers can integrate their products into the open source and open data model of the elemental toolchain. Development of the Quartermaster prototype resulted in a number of key findings, especially that source packages alone do not identify and convey sufficient license information, or that the product build process may be the best time to check compliance. The presentation introduces the Quartermaster project, the novel approach it takes on implementing Open Source compliance tooling, and how the lessons learned from the prototype influenced the Quartermaster toolchain architecture.

Speakers
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Mirko Boehm

CEO, Endocode AG
Mirko Boehm is a Free Software and Open Source contributor, primarily as a software developer and speaker. He is the founder of the Quartermaster project, and has been a contributor to major Open Source projects including the KDE Desktop since 1997, including several years on the... Read More →


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

1:50pm

Lessons Learned Creating a Blockchain Ledger for Managing Software Parts - Sameer Ahmed & Mark Gisi, Wind River Systems
The Blockchain concept was an innovation born out of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency initiative. Other more recent initiatives have demonstrated that the blockchain technology can be used for applications beyond cryptocurrencies, some of which include: supply chain accountability, real estate title tracking, asset management, music ownership rights tracking and royalty distribution, and healthcare record management and access. The Hyperledger Sawtooth project provides a general purpose platform for creating domain specific blockchain ledgers. The SParts project used the platform to develop a Software Parts ledger to track the open source components from which manufactured products are constructed. In this talk we present our experiences and lessons learned in constructing the SParts ledger and discuss how the Sawtooth platform can be used to create ledgers for other domains.

Speakers
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Sameer Ahmed

Senior Member of Technical Staff - App, Wind River Systems
Sameer Ahmed is a Sr. Member of Technical Staff at Wind River Systems. He has developed various cloud system applications including tools to generate and consumer SPDX data. Sameer is the technology lead of the SParts project and core blockchain ledger developer. Sameer has a Mas... Read More →
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Mark Gisi

Director, Open Source, Wind River
Mark Gisi, Director of Intellectual Property and Open Source at Wind River Systems (an Intel subsidiary), is responsible for managing the company’s open source program office. The goals of the office include using open source to: accelerating innovation; reduce costs; mitigate... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Sonoma Valley Room

1:50pm

Lessons Learned from a Decade of Running an Open Source Services Business - Walter Heck, OlinData
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.

Speakers
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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

1:50pm

Connecting the Non-Linux 99% with Sustainably-Sourced Hardware - James Walker, Informative Technologies
Closed-source software has a downside that we need to unite to solve: E-Waste of obsolete devices and the Digital Divide for those who can't afford them. According to the EPA, 70% of unused computers in the US end up in a landfill. Yet, according to Pew, 50% of Americans homes earning $30K in 2016 did not even own a computer. We might be forgiven to think that the F adoption has addressed this, but with there being more Windows XP users in 2018 than all Linux desktop users combined, there is a need to think beyond our own 1% user base (who may not care about issues like 32-bit support) and instead serve the hardware and UX needs of the unreached millions who rely on legacy systems. In this talk, James Walker (CEO, Informative Technologies) shares his vision of bringing FOSS leaders together who commit to combining legacy driver support with inviting communities and a compelling UX to promote Linux-compatible systems as "Sustainably-Sourced Hardware": secure, reliable, easy-to-learn, and empowering.

Speakers
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James Walker

Founder/CEO, Informative Technologies Inc.
James Walker is Founder & CEO of Informative Technologies, a social enterprise that has researched and developed scalable, market-driven solutions to the problems of the digital divide and electronic waste since 2014. Since planned obsolescence of operating systems lies at the ro... Read More →


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

1:50pm

Networking, Edge and AI - Arpit Joshipura, The Linux Foundation
Open Source Networking and projects like ONAP, OPNFV, ODL are becoming de-facto standards in the modern automated networked world with 5G and IOT on the horizon. See how Zero touch Network Automation is extended to the Edge through new projects like Akraino and AI/ML frameworks like Acumos. 

Speakers
avatar for Arpit Joshipura

Arpit Joshipura

GM Networking, The Linux Foundation
Arpit brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across Enterprises, Carriers and Cloud architectures including IP, Broadband, Optical, Mobile, R... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 1:50pm - 2:20pm
The Vineyard Room

1:50pm

Zen and the Business Art of Open Source Maintenance - Timothy Pepper, VMware
For businesses new to open source, there is a frequent concern:

"If I open source my project, then I will lose control."

This is false! But what about:

"If I open source my project, then I could lose control."

This is true! Now what if this statement is rephrased as:

"If my product is in the marketplace, then I could have substitution threat."

This is quite similar and true.

More generally, competition exists in the form of rivals, substitution threat, new entrants and pressure from suppliers and users. Yet business thrives and market leadership exists in open markets, and we have existing frameworks to rationalize this. The same can be true in open source!

This talk will explore similarities and differences in open source versus traditional business control dynamics and discuss strategies for successful open source project leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Pepper

Tim Pepper

Open Source Engineer, VMware
Tim is a software engineer with over 20 years open source development experience. He is currently a member of VMware's Open Source Technology Center acting as an open source developer advocate and contributing to upstream projects such as kubernetes. In his past he's worked on th... Read More →



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

2:30pm

OSS Review Toolkit: Automating FOSS Reviews within CI/CD - Thomas Steenbergen, HERE Technologies
In an ideal world, a FOSS review is highly automated and done often and early so that any FOSS issues - whether technical, licenses or security - can be caught and resolved as they appear. The OSS community currently lacks review tooling that is compatible with modern SW development practices like using package managers, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD).

Without this review capability, FOSS projects often are released without clear metadata, resulting in reduced adoption and number of contributions thereby making the projects less successful.

In this talk we present a new tool called OSS Review Toolkit (ORT) that enables highly automated OSS reviews within CI/CD by combining existing FOSS dependency and scanning tools with ClearlyDefined, a platform to discover, curate and share FOSS component metadata.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Steenbergen

Thomas Steenbergen

Program Lead, Open Source Office, HERE Technologies
Thomas Steenbergen is the Open Source Program lead at the Open Source Office of HERE Technologies (www.here.com), the Open Location Platform company, which enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location.With over 15 years of experience in the software ind... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Kenwood 1

2:30pm

Case Study: From Internal Processes to a Community-Based Platform: How to Successfully Transform to Open Source - Alla Goldner, Amdocs
Developing an open-source platform is completely different from developing a product using internal processes. Take inputs… the platform now has to include inputs from the community, including competitors and operators you’re not even working with – and if accepted, you have to implement them. And that (formerly internal) roadmap you’re building? It now needs to be aligned with the community. Open source also requires new skillsets, including emotional intelligence. So how does a company with no extensive open-source experience become a major community contributor/influencer, and a founding and platinum member of ONAP/LFN who is already working with early adopters AT&T, Bell, Orange?

Here, Amdocs shares its dramatic open-source transformation journey, including cultural change, modifying internal processes, best practices in-open source development, and its open-source vision.

Speakers
avatar for Alla Goldner

Alla Goldner

Director, Technology, Strategy and Standardization, Amdocs
A member of ONAP’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and the chair of ONAP’s Use-case Subcommittee, Alla Goldner also leads all ONAP activities and internal decision-making at Amdocs – a $3.7 billion revenue (2017), 25,000-employee company providing software and services t... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Sonoma Valley Room

2:30pm

Everything is Terrible and We're to Blame - Jim Perrin, Red Hat
As the technology we build becomes more ingrained in everyday life, it's important to remember that everything is interconnected. The decisions we make over support, obsolescence, and integration have real world risks and so far it's not gone well.

In this talk, we'll cover the impact poor designs and planning have, ways to avert them, and identify the damage to our reputations as well as the financial losses.

We'll look at a few possible solutions for dealing with this issue, and how we at all levels of the software stack are responsible for making sure the right decisions are made. 

Speakers
avatar for Jim Perrin

Jim Perrin

Jim Perrin started running Linux in 1999, moved to using Red Hat Linux in 2000, and has been involved with the CentOS project since 2004. In the past, he worked as a consultant for defense contractors and in the oil and gas industry, where he managed large scale deployment, autom... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Pavilion Theater

2:30pm

Demystifying Blockchain: With All The Hype, Does Your Business Really Need It? - Travin Keith, Agavon
Over the past few years, blockchain has received a growing amount of attention, not just for its use case for cryptocurrencies, but also for potential business use cases. Numerous businesses have started looking into the technology and about 200 companies and organizations have joined Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project, which is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies.

However, confusion remains for numerous companies on whether or not it is ideal for their needs. Getting a straight answer can usually be difficult, even in the early stages, due to the hype around the technology. This presentation aims to help demystify blockchain beyond the hype as well as point out some cases when blockchain or other forms of distributed ledger technology (DLT) makes sense as well as when it does not.

Speakers
avatar for Travin Keith

Travin Keith

Managing Director, Agavon
Travin Keith, Managing Director at Agavon, has extensive experience in both the worlds of blockchain and cryptocurrency, in addition to where they intersect, as well as distributed ledger technology as a whole. Agavon, a member of Hyperledger, develops complementary software arou... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Tower

2:30pm

Open Source for the City - Boris van Hoytema, City of Amsterdam
Cities have increasingly monumental challenges to solve, from the digital inclusion gap to global warming. Cities need to start collaborating on solutions. Growing an Open Source ecosystem for cities that consists of both Code for computers and Code for humans.

Open Source for cities can lead to greater Code and Data sovereignty, more control over Procurement and Cost-effectivity, and create a collaborative culture where cities can build on each other.

Boris van Hoytema tells the story of how the City of Amsterdam is trying to be a good contributor to this ecosystem and how the Foundation For Public Code is trying to create a lasting infrastructure for civic code collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Boris van Hoytema

Boris van Hoytema

Director, Foundation For Public Code
The Open Source advisor to the City of Amsterdam and a director at the Foundation For Public Code, an organisation founded in order to create a shared space for development of city code and code, software and policy.


Thursday March 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Kenwood 2

2:30pm

Deep Learning/AI Career with Open Source
How do I fast track my learning path to AI? (whiteboarding session)

Speakers
avatar for Tarry Singh

Tarry Singh

Deep Learning Executive
Tarry Singh is an industry-acknowledged Deep Learning Executive with over 17 years of experience setting up data analytics divisions for F500 multi-nationals. He is currently a mentor at Courser’a DeepLearning Specialization working with Andrew Ng, the world’s leading figure in Artificial Intelligence. Expected learners to be trained is around 1.5 million already by end 2018 via a MOOC program. This training was ranked #2 in the world out of 8000 trainings, according to the Inc. Magazine. | | He is also an AI and Neuroscience Researcher who works together and seeks guidance from... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
The Vineyard Room

3:00pm

Coffee Break
Thursday March 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Breezeway Lawn Tent

3:30pm

Scanning Your Code with ScanCode: Automating FOSS Compliance with AboutCode - Philippe Ombredanne, nexB
The ScanCode toolkit and the AboutCode.org projects are a suite of open source tools to help vet code for origin and license and comply with open source licensing obligations. This is a tutorial on practical use and deployment of these free tools to accelerate vetting and automate open source compliance.

Speakers
avatar for Philippe Ombredanne

Philippe Ombredanne

AboutCode.org maintainer and nexB CTO, AboutCode.org and nexB Inc.
Philippe is a passionate FOSS developer, contributor to several FOSS projects including the Linux kernel, AboutCode.org and a long time GSoC mentor. He is the CTO of nexB, a software company on a quest to find what is in your code offering both open source on open source tools an... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kenwood 1

3:30pm

Stories from the Field – Triumphant Successes and Epic Failures of Corporate Engagement in Open Source Projects - Phil Robb, The Linux Foundation
Here at the Linux Foundation, we often talk about “Open Source Best Practices” that we diligently work to instill as the culture for our collaborative projects. While hearing about those best practices is informative, it’s a lot more fun, and often more relatable to hear the stories of success and failure of companies working in open source that have informed us in the creation of those best practices. In this presentation, Phil Robb will recount his 18 years of experience helping teams navigate open source project processes and politics highlighting the gems of great successes and epic failures witnessed through out that time period. Hopefully, this presentation will be interesting and entertaining for all who either develop in, or manage those that develop in, an open source project.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Robb

Phil Robb

V.P. Operations - Networking, The Linux Foundation
Phil's experience spans more than 30 years working on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard where he ultimately formed and led the... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Sonoma Valley Room

3:30pm

Must Software Always be this Bad? - William Morgan, Buoyant
We’ve grown accustomed to high profile “software failures”, ranging from the grounding of flights at major airlines to high-profile leaks of massive amounts of personal information. These incidents drive home the fact that while we must *rely* on technology, we cannot yet actually *trust* it.

But is this simply how it must be? Are we consigned to a world where reliable, secure software is only possible at companies like Google and Amazon--and even then, still not?

In this talk, we argue that the explosive rise of open source “cloud native” infrastructure software creates a powerful mechanism for democratizing security and reliability for Internet-facing applications. We describe projects such as Docker, Kubernetes, Linkerd, and Conduit dramatically lower the barriers to reliability and security, and how the open source nature of these projects makes these benefits accessible to everyone.

Speakers
avatar for William Morgan

William Morgan

CEO, Buoyant, Inc
Talky person @ Buoyant. Service mesh connoisseur.


Thursday March 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tower

3:30pm

Is Blockchain Right for Your Company? - Travin Keith, AGAVON
Rapid-fire, use case validation (and reject) for your ideas + Q&A

Thursday March 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
The Vineyard Room

3:30pm

Evolution Sans Revolution -- A Journey Toward Open Source Governance - Mike Place, The SaltStack Project
The SaltStack project had a problem.

After uploading some code to GitHub in 2011, mostly to gauge interest, it wasn't more than a few months before The Email arrived.

It was to notify us that our code was used in production to power LinkedIn. The project grew radically from that point, quickly rocketing to one of the most active projects on GitHub with over 1M lines of code and upwards of 50K lines of code changed a week.

To accommodate that growth, SaltStack had to implement governance policies for the community to guide growth, organize development efforts and keep everybody happy.

In this presentation, Mike Place tells the story of how they applied governance policies to the project. What policies helped? What didn't?

He will demonstrate how to selectively apply governance policies to solve specific problems that communities often face and how to keep everybody (mostly!) happy.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Place

Mike Place

Sr. Core Developer, SaltStack
Mike Place is the Director of Engineering and Principal Maintainer of the SaltStack open-source project -- one of the largest and most active Python-based open-source communities in the world. He manages all the in-house development teams that work on Salt and also leads a commun... Read More →


Thursday March 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kenwood 2

4:10pm

Staying on Top of Trademark Confusion with Kodi, a Consumer-focused Open Source Project - Nathan Betzen & Keith Herrington, XBMC Foundation
Kodi (previously known as XBMC), the consumer-focused open source media center software, has more than 30 million active users worldwide. Thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs have seen Kodi's success and sought to profit off of it in myriad legal and illegal ways. Sometimes this means pretending to be Kodi. Sometimes, this means marketing Kodi as something other than what it actually is.

In this talk, Nathan and Keith will discuss using trademark, business ties, marketing, and even word of mouth to combat the resulting spread of misinformation.

Speakers
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Nathan Betzen

Board Member, XBMC Foundation
Nathan has been working with Kodi (previously XBMC) since 2009, providing community support, managing projects, and handling organizational and legal issues. Nathan took the lead in the effort to rename the project from XBMC to Kodi and trademark it worldwide.
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Keith Herrington

Buisness Relations, Kodi Foundation
Keith started working on XBMC when it was ported to the Apple TV and regularly interacts with companies like Amazon, eBay, and content providers both to protect the Kodi trademark and further business relationships.



Thursday March 8, 2018 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Kenwood 1

4:10pm

CNCF: Making Standards without Standards - Doug Davis, IBM
In the not too distant past interoperability was driven by Standards produced by SDOs such as W3C and OASIS. Paper Standards first, followed by code to prove the Standard. Since then we've flipped things around. Today, the trend is towards code first, specification next (or at the same time), and the word "Standard" (as defined by SDOs) is almost a dirty word. Yet, there is clearly still a need for some way to ensure interoperability. Are "specifications" developed by one OSS implementation really sufficient?

In this talk we'll explore how the CNCF is finding a middle ground between these two extremes. Through experience-based collaborative efforts, the CNCF is developing interoperable, cross-product, specifications without raising the concerns people might have of traditional Standards development work.

Speakers
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Doug Davis

STSM, IBM
Doug works in IBM's Open Source and Standards division. He's been working on Cloud related technologies for many years and has worked on many of the most popular OSS projects, including OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Docker and Kubernetes.



Thursday March 8, 2018 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Sonoma Valley Room

4:10pm

Translating Linux Success to Open Hardware - Marcin Jakubowski, Open Source Ecology
This presentation explores the challenges of scaling an open hardware business. The presenter's team builds open source industrial machines and houses - and they are pushing the limits towards non-proprietary development across the ~$70 trillion economy of the non-software, physical goods. Marcin will share his experience with the Global Village Construction Set experiment - an initiative to open source critical infrastructure machines for building modern civilization. As Linux has changed the world of software development to non-proprietary - what are the key ingredients and lessons learned for translating this model to physical goods - to shifting the proprietary and patented norm to open source? Marcin discusses Open Source Ecology's program aimed at this transition, and how OSE is approaching financial feedback loops in volunteer-based, non-proprietary hardware development.

Speakers
avatar for Marcin Jakubowski

Marcin Jakubowski

ED, Open Source Ecology
Marcin Jakubowski is a Polish-American who came to the U.S. from Poland as a child. He graduated with honors from Princeton and earned his Ph.D. in fusion physics from the University of Wisconsin. Frustrated with the lack of relevance to pressing world issues in his education, he... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Tower

4:10pm

4:10pm

Handling Security Flaws in an Open Source Project - Jeremy Allison, Google
Samba has had many security flaws over the years. We've had to learn how to handle them, and the best practices needed in order to maintain trust in the project and Open Source in general. This presentation will cover how Samba has evolved in handling security issues, from initial response to working within the security community including the worlds largest software vendors.

Speakers
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Jeremy Allison

Engineer, Google
Jeremy Allison is one of the lead developers on the Samba | Team, a group of programmers developing an Open Source | Windows compatible file and print server product for | UNIX systems. Developed over the Internet in a distributed | manner similar to the Linux system, Samba i... Read More →



Thursday March 8, 2018 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Kenwood 2

5:00pm

6:30pm

Meet & Eat (sign up at The Registration Desk by 2:00 PM)
Pull up a chair and dine with someone new at Open Source Leadership Summit! We’ve reserved a few seats at local Sonoma restaurants on Tuesday & Thursday night so attendees can continue the conversation over dinner.

If you’d like to reserve a seat at one of these tables and make new connections over a meal come to the registration desk in the hotel lobby and we’ll reserve your seat. Reservations are available Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm.

Attendees are responsible for paying for meals and arranging transportation. Spaces are limited and must be reserved by 2:00pm on the day you would like to dine. Restaurant details provided at sign up. 

Thursday March 8, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hotel Lobby

7:30pm

Nightly Networking
Thursday March 8, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Breezeway Lawn Tent
 
Friday, March 9
 

9:00am

Post-Summit Activities
All attendees (and families) are welcome to stay after the Summit to experience some local activities on Friday. Go hiking, biking, or go on a culinary tour of Sonoma. Complimentary activities including:
  • Tour & Tasting at Cline Cellars
  • Private Hike - Jack London State Park
  • Taste of Sonoma - Cheese, Chocolate, & Wine Walking Tour
  • Guided Bike Tour and Cheese Tasting
Click here to find details & the booking form to sign up for activities.

Friday March 9, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn