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Tuesday, October 24 • 10:55 - 11:35
Taking Up the Slack: Building Real-Time Community at Autodesk - Guy Martin, Autodesk

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Building strong, collaborative communities continues to be a critical component to the success of open source. However, too often companies attempt to manufacture community (both internally and externally) by throwing technology and tools at the problem. In this talk, Guy Martin will showcase his experience in using Slack as a complement to building a vibrant community, not as a forcing function to create one. Though Slack itself isn't open source, in Autodesk's case it was chosen to allow for broader inclusivity beyond just the engineering community. Sales, marketing and even the executive team are now part of a company-wide collaborative community that helps build more cohesive products while using open source principles. Guy will explain why the process and community principles used during Autodesk's Slack rollout were even more important than the tool choice itself.

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Guy Martin

Director of Open Source Strategy, GAN Consulting
Guy Martin is Director of Open Source Strategy at GAN Consulting, responsible for providing customized consulting services for open source strategy, execution and collaborative projects. He has over two decades of experience in the software industry, where he has consistently focused... Read More →

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