March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Growing & Sustaining Project Communities / Metrics and Actions Taken [clear filter]
Tuesday, March 6

11:30am PST

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.

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Scott Nicholas

Sr. Director Strategic Programs, Linux Foundation
Scott Nicholas is Sr. Director of Strategic Programs for the Linux Foundation. Scott assists in the launch and support of open source projects and contributes to The Linux Foundation’s legal programs. Scott has set up numerous projects across the technology stack, with launched... Read More →

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

12:10pm PST

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.

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Matt Germonprez

Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Professor of Information Systems in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He uses qualitative field-studies to research corporate engagement with open communities and the dynamics of design in... Read More →
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Nicole Huesman

Community & Developer Advocate, Intel Corporation
For over 20 years, Nicole has applied her aptitude in storytelling to the technology industry—helping shine a light on the importance of the work of her engineering colleagues in a way that delivers true business value. She dove into the world of open source at Intel over eight... Read More →
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Daniel Izquierdo

Director of Consulting, Bitergia
Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar is a researcher and one of the founders of Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open source ecosystems. Currently the chief data officer at Bitergia, he is focused on the quality of the data, research of new metrics, analysis, and studies... Read More →

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

2:10pm PST

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.


Ray Paik

Operations Manager, Linux Foundation
Ray Paik works at the Linux Foundation and has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the OPNFV community since its launch in 2014. He has over 15 years of experience in the hi-tech industry in roles ranging from software engineer, product manager, program manager, account... 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, where she was focusing on areas like system management... Read More →

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

2:50pm PST

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.

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Kim McMahon

Director of Marketing, RISC-V International
Kim McMahon is the Director of Marketing of RISC-V International. She comes to RISC-V with a deep background in marketing for open source and technology. She has spent her career with companies such as SGI, Cray, VMware, and the {code} Team at Dell, where she honed her love for HPC... Read More →

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

3:50pm PST

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.


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 Live... Read More →

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

4:30pm PST

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.

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Jonas Rosland

Open Source Community Manager, VMware
Jonas Rosland is a community builder, open source advocate, blogger, author and speaker at many open source focused events, as well as an Open Organization Ambassador. As Open Source Community Manager at VMware, he is responsible for the growth and prosperity of the communities surrounding... Read More →

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Matthew Broberg

Technical Editor and Community Advocate, Red Hat

Jenny Burcio

Sr. Manager, Marketing, Docker
Jenny Burcio manages the Docker Community, including managing content for DockerCon and the 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... 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 people... Read More →

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 group... Read More →

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

5:10pm PST

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.

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Leslie Hawthorn

Manager - Vertical Community Strategy, 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 Google Code-In, the world’s first initiative to involve... Read More →

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