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Tuesday, October 24 • 16:55 - 17:35
Non-native English Speakers in Open Source Communities: A True Story - Masayuki Igawa, SUSE & Dong Ma,

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The primary language of most open source projects is English, but open source users and contributors span the globe. Non-native speakers face many communication challenges when participating in the ecosystem. In this talk, as non-native English speakers and contributors to OpenStack projects and its community, we will share our experiences and some best practices for coping as and including non-native speakers in your project.

This talk will include:
* Common issues for non-native English speakers
* Tips for avoiding and resolving these issues
* Suggestions for effective communication


Masayuki Igawa

Open Source Engineer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Masayuki Igawa is a software engineer for over 15 years on a wide range of software projects, and developing open source software related to Linux kernel and virtualization. He's been an active technical contributor to OpenStack since the Grizzly release. He is an OpenStack Tempe... Read More →
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Dong Ma

Open Source Software Engineer, HPE
Dong Ma has worked at Hewlett Packard Enterprise as Software/System Engineer since 2007. He worked on the Open Source FOSSology(www.fossology.org) project from 2009, with a focus on the Continues Integration and Delivery system. He's been an active technical contributor to OpenSt... Read More →

Tuesday October 24, 2017 16:55 - 17:35
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