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October 23-26, 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
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Tuesday, October 24 • 10:55 - 11:35
Purpose-Driven Community Engagement - Nithya Ruff, Comcast & Johan Linåker, PhD Student

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As companies get increasingly dependent on open source projects, it is important to have an purpose-driven engagement and investment plan for critical projects. I will cover best practices for companies in identifying key dependencies, creating plans for company participation and resources. This includes branding, recruitment or dedication of technical resources, budgeting for sponsorship and messaging. This external plan needs to be supported and championed inside the company with a long-term mindset. People inside the company need to develop competencies on working with the community they are assigned to and to champion the community inside the company for success.

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Johan Linåker

PhD Student
Johan Linåker is PhD 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 is the founder of OpenHack.io, a community platform for tech vol... Read More →
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Nithya Ruff

Senior Director, Open Source Prctice, Comcast
Nithya A. Ruff is the Sr. Director and the leader of the Comcast Open Source Practice. Most recently, she was the Director for Western Digital’s Open Source Strategy Office. She has also held leadership positions at Wind River (an Intel Company), Synopsys, Avaya, Tripwire and E... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:55 - 11:35
Karlin II

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