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Monday, October 23
 

11:15

Designing Communities that Scale in Participation and Value - Jono Bacon, Jono Bacon Consulting
Many successful communities are accidental: there is a great idea/project and people gather to evolve and grow it. Sadly, many such communities struggle as they grow. In this new presentation from Jono Bacon, he will share pragmatic guidance for how to design a community strategy that scales, not just in growth, but also in the functionality and value it builds for the project and commercial stakeholders. This will cover topics such as strategic planning, infrastructure, building authentic engagement, incentivization, gamification, and more. The result is a set of practical recommendations that you can immediately take back to your project or organizations and apply. You never know, it might just save some future heartache.

Speakers
avatar for Jono Bacon

Jono Bacon

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


Monday October 23, 2017 11:15 - 11:55
Karlin II
  • Experience Level Any

11:15

Going Modular: Turning Legacy Docs into User-Story-Based Content - Robert Kratky, Red Hat
Documentation is an essential part of good user experience, but traditional open-source docs are becoming unfit for the brave new world of containerized, embedded, and other specialized software deployments. In this presentation, Robert Kratky will describe how to tackle this problem: re-purposing the existing body of documentation into modular units that can be combined into user-story-based content. The talk will also outline how to make use of the modular structure of content to present it to users in a dynamic manner -- using a metadata-based, hierarchical navigation.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kratky

Robert Kratky

Principal Technical Writer, Red Hat
Robert Kratky is a long-time contributor to open-source projects. He regularly publishes technical and outreach articles in both print and online media, and presents about documentation topics at industry and open-source events. In the role of a technical writer at Red Hat, Robert... Read More →



Monday October 23, 2017 11:15 - 11:55
Karlin III

12:05

Beyond Your Code: Building A Successful Project Community - Ruth Suehle, Red Hat
Good code isn't enough for a successful open source project. First of all, only you know how to use what you've made. Maybe it's time for a little UI and UX help? At the very least some documentation! Next, how is anyone else going to find what you've created? And that's only the beginning. Ruth Suehle, manager of Red Hat's Open Source and Standards community leadership team, will take you through examples of the best and the worst, from projects large and small, to help you see what you need beyond your code to build a successful open source project and community.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Suehle

Ruth Suehle

Senior Community Outreach Manager, Red Hat
Ruth Suehle is Senior Community Outreach Manager in Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards group, which supports upstream open source software communities and their projects. She is co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, December 2013) and previously editor for Red Hat Magazine... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 12:05 - 12:45
Karlin III
  • Experience Level Any

12:05

Mastering Open Source Software: The Path to Software Leadership - Ibrahim Haddad, Samsung Research America
Open source initiatives and projects provide companies with a vehicle to accelerate innovation through collaboration with a global community of developers. The success of a few early adopters at mastering open source development has sparked a race for numerous companies to setup their own open source management offices, and they're staffing these offices with highly skilled individuals to drive towards open source software leadership.
To master open source software, an enterprise must master four key facets: consumption, compliance, contribution, and community. In this talk, Haddad will explore these 4 Cs of open source (compliance, consumption, contribution, community) and discuss how companies can excel at each of them while giving examples from Samsung's open source journey.

Speakers
avatar for Ibrahim Haddad

Ibrahim Haddad

VP R&D, Head of Open Source, Samsung Research America
Ibrahim Haddad (Ph.D.) is Vice President of R&D and the Head of the Open Source Lab at Samsung Research America, a wholly owned R&D subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., South Korea. He is responsible for overseeing Samsung's Open Source strategy and execution, internal and... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 12:05 - 12:45
Karlin II

14:20

Bringing Open Source Communities Together: Cross Community CI - Fatih Degirmenci, Ericsson
In many applications of OSS, components developed by independent communities are tested only within the context of the corresponding communities without integrating the components from others. This results in very limited or non-existent E2E Testing and causes problems for the seamless interworking of these components when they are attempted to be integrated with each other. 

OPNFV Cross Community CI (XCI) enables timely verification of the components developed by open source communities such as OpenStack and OpenDaylight in a full OPNFV system context. Latest versions of the upstream components can be integrated and tested on a production-like setup, significantly cutting the time it takes to introduce new features, identify and fix bugs, and enable the innovation by providing better visibility and significantly faster feedback to OPNFV itself and the upstream communities it works with.

Speakers
avatar for Fatih Degirmenci

Fatih Degirmenci

Principal Developer, Ericsson
Fatih Degirmenci is a Principal Developer at Ericsson Product Development Unit 5G. He is specialized in automation, CI/CD, and DevOps, and currently involved in several large scale CI/CD activities across Ericsson. He is a member of the OPNFV Technical Steering Committee and Project... Read More →



Monday October 23, 2017 14:20 - 15:00
Karlin II

14:20

gRPC: A Journey to 10000 Stars on Github - Jan Tattermusch, Google
gRPC is a popular open-source framework that strives to make RPCs easy and efficient for everybody. This talk will provide an insight of how gRPC got from the first git commit to becoming a well-known open source project, what were the challenges and how they were solved. There will also be a summary of who uses gRPC today and a taste of what's coming next.
github.com/grpc/grpc

Speakers
JT

Jan Tattermusch

Software Engineer, Google
Senior Software Engineer at Google. Working on the gRPC project for the last 3 years.



Monday October 23, 2017 14:20 - 15:00
Karlin III
  • Experience Level Any

15:10

Applying Goals-Question-Metrics to Software Development Management - Jose Manrique Lopez de la Fuente, Bitergia
"If you can not measure it, you can not improve it". With that mantra on mind many people has tried to measure almost anything to success in their projects, and management tools usually provide tons of metrics. But it's also well known that "power is nothing without control". Sometimes metrics can also play against our main goals as a project. And we all know about worse scenarios when metrics are tied to payments and how bad that path can go over time.
During this talk, we will describe how to apply GQM Methodology (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GQM) and "continuous improvement" to our software development projects to have a customized dynamic framework to let project and community managers achieve their goals, or at least, understand how the project is performing towards them. The talk will show some live examples, even of how the same metric can be good or bad depending on the target.

Speakers
avatar for Jose Manrique Lopez de la Fuente

Jose Manrique Lopez de la Fuente

CEO, Bitergia
CEO at Bitergia, one of company's shareholders and a free, open source software development communities passionate. Graduated Industrial Engineer that started a doctorate in computer science (and sadly never finished). Research and development experience from the Technological Center... Read More →



Monday October 23, 2017 15:10 - 15:50
Karlin II

15:10

In the Weeds with Communities, Governance Models, and Licenses - Stephen Walli, Independent
The license used on an open source project historically defined its early social contract. Governance in early successful projects grew out of various models. Now we live in an era of growing engagement from corporations developing their own open source projects and participating in large scale collaborations. The talk presents a review and observations of how the original large scale vibrant projects grew, the research literature surrounding them, and guidance and considerations going forward for companies that want to build successful collaborative communities delivering robust open source software.

Monday October 23, 2017 15:10 - 15:50
Karlin III

16:20

Designing and Performing Marketing Campaigns for Open Source Products - Leticia Tierra , OK Communication
Designing and performing marketing campaigns for Open Source products
must be approached differently than proprietary software alternatives. Our presentation abounds in this claim, assembling three core lines, outlined below.

Firstly, we consider four key characteristics of the OSS ecosystem and their influence in the performance of marketing campaigns. These are:
1. Target audience members are producers, as well as consumers/users at the same time. An expertise-oriented approach must drive everything from content generation to delivery scheduling.
2. Open Source rapidly evolves. Campaign contents must align with the changing features and outcomes of this innovation process.
3. Added value proposition of most Open Source commercial products builds on areas that are perceived as flawed in their free/non-commercial counterparts, e.g.: support and security.
4. Lead velocity in the conversion funnel is lower than other products'.
Secondly, we delve into the "anatomy of our audience", sketching key roles, i.e.: both business and IT decision makers, developers and influencers, and discussing what makes a proposal valuable for each of these personas.

Finally, we share some insights and lessons learned regarding what campaign profiles work best, what content is more engaging and what channels perform the best for every target audience.

Speakers
avatar for Leticia Tierra

Leticia Tierra

Marketing Lead, OK Communication
Leticia Tierra has been involved in tech firms for 10 years, playing different digital marketing roles. She has been focused on developing marketing and communication strategies for start ups. She has been involved in cultural change projects in large firms. Now, she is focused on... Read More →



Monday October 23, 2017 16:20 - 17:00
Karlin II

16:20

Mixed License FOSS Projects: Unintended Consequences, Worked Examples, Best Practices - Lars Kurth, Citrix / Xen Project
Many projects start out with the intention of staying single license FOSS projects. As your project grows, reality hits: some components or files may need to use different licenses than originally anticipated. There are many reasons why this can happen: you may need to interface with projects of another license, you may want to import code from other projects or your developers may not understand the subtleties of the licenses in use. Besides the obvious challenges of managing mixed license FOSS projects, such as license compatibility and tracking what licenses you use, you are running the risk of exposing your project to unintended consequences.

This talk will explore unintended consequences, risks and best practices using some examples from the recent history of the Xen Project. In particular we will cover:

Refactoring can lead to licensing changes: best practices and unintended consequences when importing code from elsewhere.

Making code archeology easy from a licensing perspective and why it is important.

A worked example of a license change of a key component: process, pain points, their causes and how they could have been avoided

The perils of LGPL/GPL vX (or Later): the unintended consequences of not providing pre-defined copyright headers in your source base

We will conclude with a summary of lessons and best practices from both the Xen Project and a quick overview of how usage of SPDX and other tools may help you.

Speakers
avatar for Lars Kurth

Lars Kurth

Director / Chairman Xen Project Advisory Boar, Citrix / Xen Project
Lars Kurth is a highly effective, passionate community manager with strong experience of working with open source communities (Symbian, Symbian DevCo, Eclipse, GNU) and currently is community manager and Advisory Board chairperson for the Xen Project. Lars has 11 years of experience... Read More →



Monday October 23, 2017 16:20 - 17:00
Karlin III

17:10

FOSSology - New Features for License Compliance in HD - Michael Jaeger, FOSSology.org / Siemens AG
FOSSology is an industry standard tool for the end-to-end analysis of software components in a single Web server application. It lets organizations scan source code for: a) License information, b) Copyright notices, c) Export control relevant statements. It makes software analysis more efficient by offering high precision with few false positives, greatly reducing overhead costs. FOSSology lets users generate compliance documentation according to the organization's needs, in a variety of data formats, emphasizing SPDX tag-value and RDF documents. FOSSology is an Open Source Software tool licensed under GPL-2.0 and a Linux Foundation collaboration project. The presentation introduces new features for SPDX information handling, reporting with license obligations and other new features that were added for a new release. 

Speakers
MC

Michael C. Jaeger

Maintainer at FOSSology and SW360, Siemens AG
Michael C. Jaeger is one of the maintainers for Linux Foundation's FOSSology and Eclipse SW360 projects, both available on Github and both in the area of OSS handling w.r.t. license compliance and component management. | | At Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich, Germany, Michael... Read More →


Monday October 23, 2017 17:10 - 17:50
Karlin II

17:10

Futureness of Youngness - Chen Junxu, Student
I am going to talk about my story to encourage other people to join the opensource community. Half year ago, I joined the opensource community in my school. From then on, I met lots of interesting people making effort on making the community better and started to participate in several meaningful programs. For instance, the localization of foreign resources online, the effort on helping Taiwanese teachers to teach computer science at remote area, the endeavor of balancing educational resources gapes between cities and infertile villages through holding winnter camp. I learn a lot from them. I expect that my story can encourage others to know more about the community and join us.    

Monday October 23, 2017 17:10 - 17:50
Karlin III
  • Experience Level Any

18:00

BoF: Bringing More Women into Tech - One Summer at a Time [RGSoC] - Vaishali Thakkar, Oracle & Inês Coelho, SECURIS
Bringing more women into tech - one summer at a time [RGSoC]This year Rails Girls Summer of Code [RGSoC], a program aimed to bring more women into coding marked its 5th edition. The basic idea behind the program is to provide a paid open source internship to teams of two students during the months of northern summer (July to September). The focus of the program is not on producing highly sophisticated code, but rather on learning transferable skills while working on an open source project.

During these 5 years, more than 800 teams applied to the program and we were able to sponsor 185 students from all over the world of different age and origin, with different backgrounds and skills. In this talk, we would like to look back at our journey by talking about how the program started, what kind of issues we faced during our journey, what lessons we learned solving the problems we came across and how are we trying to promote diversity in open source. We will also talk about why it is necessary to have programs like this and how these open source mentoring programs helps women achieve their dreams. 

Speakers
avatar for Inês Coelho

Inês Coelho

Inês Coelho is a Software Engineer and Biochemist, who support several initiatives to promote Diversity in Tech, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. For the past two years, she has been an organizer of Rails Girls Summer of Code, being an alumna of the 2015 edition and a supervisor... Read More →
avatar for Vaishali Thakkar

Vaishali Thakkar

Linux kernel engineer, Freelancer
Vaishali Thakkar is a freelance kernel engineer and co-organizer of RGSoC. She has diverse interest in different areas/subsystems of Linux Kernel, including but not limited to I2C, Security, memory management. power management etc. She also volunteers as a coordinator for Linux Kernel... Read More →



Monday October 23, 2017 18:00 - 18:45
Karlin III
  • Experience Level Any

18:00

BoF: Computer Science Education and Diversity - Emma Foley & Laura Reddy, Intel
No one can deny that computer science education is an important topic that is often overlooked by those who set the curricula, and it usually fall to professionals and company outreach programs to give children their first taste of coding. This approach can put more pressure on programmers at a time when the tech industry is starved of new talent. We're trying to pump up the pipeline, while trying to more forward in an under resourced industry.... this is what children will see, and that isn't a good influence. This is a follow-up from last year's conference.

Speakers
EF

Emma Foley

Software Engineer, Intel
Emma is a Software Engineer in the Network Platforms Group in Intel. Emma has worked on Service Assurance, making more statistics available for the OpenStack cloud, by enabling collectd stats and events to be used in OpenStack. She is committer to the OPNFV Barometer project, and... Read More →
LR

Laura Reddy

Software Engineer, Cisco
Laura is a Software Engineer at Cisco Galway. Helping to promote careers in STEM by hour of code sessions with local schools.


Monday October 23, 2017 18:00 - 18:45
Karlin II
  • Experience Level Any
 
Tuesday, October 24
 

10:55

Purpose-Driven Community Engagement - Nithya Ruff, Comcast & Johan Linåker, PhD Student
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.

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 →
avatar for Nithya Ruff

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 first... Read More →



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

10:55

Taking Up the Slack: Building Real-Time Community at Autodesk - Guy Martin, Autodesk
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.

Speakers
avatar for Guy Martin

Guy Martin

Director, Open@ADSK, Autodesk, Inc.
Guy Martin is Director of Open@Autodesk, where he represents the company to the broader open source community and works with internal teams to help accelerate their use of and collaboration with open source software. He also helps build ‘innersource’ communities to enable better... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 10:55 - 11:35
Karlin III
  • Experience Level Any

11:45

The Rise of Open Source in the Manufacturing Industry - Steffen Evers, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH
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

Director 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 area... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:45 - 12:25
Karlin III
  • Experience Level Any

11:45

Why We're Creating a Contributor Relationship Management System - Jeremy Garcia, LinuxQuestions.org / Datadog

Metrics, when used wisely, allow you to make informed decisions about how to grow your open source community and how to better assess its health. But which metrics should you be tracking? Your first reaction may be, track all the things! In this presentation Jeremy will help you understand why tracking the correct metrics is a better solution. He'll also explain why those metrics should track more than just code. Open Source ecosystems are really about people, which is why we're creating a Contributor Relationship Management system.


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Garcia

Jeremy Garcia

Open Source Programs Lead / Founder, Datadog / LinuxQuestions.org
Jeremy is the founder of LinuxQuestions.org, Open Source Programs Lead at Datadog, community moderator at Opensource.com, and a presenter on Bad Voltage. He's an ardent but realistic open source advocate.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 11:45 - 12:25
Karlin II
  • Experience Level Any

14:05

Leveraging Open Source Projects for Open Source Management - Steffen Evers, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH
Correct handling of Open Source in a commercial context is a challenge. Every company needs to build up and maintain their own IP process 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 an Open Source approach on tool level (e.g.https://projects.eclipse.org/proposals/sw360 ) as well as on a system level (e.g.https://www.openchainproject.org/) to continuously improve the Open Source Management System and to collaborate with suppliers and partners.

Speakers
avatar for Steffen Evers

Steffen Evers

Director 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 area... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 14:05 - 14:45
Karlin II

14:05

Training Machines to be Open Source Contributors - Stef Walter, Red Hat Inc
In the Cockpit project we’ve done something amazing: We’ve built “robot” contributors to an Open Source project. “Cockpituous”, our project’s #5 contributor, is actually our automated team members.

Bots do the mundane tasks that would otherwise use up the time of human contributors. During the talk you can see them self-organizing, finding issues, contributing code changes, making decisions, releases the software into Linux distros and containers. They work in a completely distributed, organic way, and run in containers on Kubernetes.

We’ll talk about how humans are pair-programming with bots, and moving at a pace that would be unthinkable otherwise.

Treating the bots as team members is fundamental to achieving this. I’m excited to show you how to pull that off.

Speakers
avatar for Stef Tobias Walter

Stef Tobias Walter

Hacker, manager, and CI freak., Red Hat Inc
Stef is an avid open source hacker. He's contributed to over a hundred open source projects, and can be found preaching about continuous integration and working on the Cockpit Linux admin interface. He's a usability freak. Stef lives in Germany, and works at Red Hat.



Tuesday October 24, 2017 14:05 - 14:45
Karlin III
  • Experience Level Any

14:55

360 Degree Observability - Ilan Rabinovitch, Datadog
Many of our organizations are drowning in monitoring data or juggling handfuls of tools, but have we truly achieved observability of our organizational and service health? How do we stop measuring CPU and start focusing on customer satisfaction and organizational success?

With growing number of monitoring projects and hundreds of monitoring services vying for your attention and business, which tool should we pick? How do we avoid metric overload and pager fatigue? The answer is rarely a single tool—much like the Unix toolchain, monitoring tools are complimentary rather than competitive.

This talk presents a framework for 360-degree observability. Learn to navigate the expansive landscape of monitoring tooling, and how to connect the dots between the different tools in your monitoring tool belt.

Speakers
avatar for Ilan Rabinovitch

Ilan Rabinovitch

Dir, Technical Community, Datadog
Ilan is Director of Technical Community at Datadog. Prior to joining Datadog, he spent a number of years leading infrastructure and reliability engineering teams at organizations such as Ooyala and Edmunds.com. In addition to his work at Datadog, he active in the open-source and DevOps... Read More →


Tuesday October 24, 2017 14:55 - 15:35
Karlin II

14:55

Managing Casual Contributors - Ann Barcomb, University of Limerick
Increasingly, people want to contribute to projects casually. A number of factors have driven this change, among them distributed revision control, social coding platforms, and the general trend toward “new volunteerism.” To take advantage of these contributions, communities need to adapt to the needs and expectations of casual contributors. Yet at the same time, no community wants to invest more effort in inviting casual contributions than it receives in return. This talk will cover the benefits of incorporating casual participants, the factors that influence their return, and practices for engaging them. The material draws on the body of scientific research , the speaker’s own research, and her personal experiences both as a community manager for a non-profit and as an open source contributor.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Barcomb

Ann Barcomb

PhD candidate, University of Limerick
Ann Barcomb is a Research Assistant and PhD candidate at Lero, The University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research focuses on the management of episodic, or casual, volunteers in open source and builds upon her prior work comparing free software and social entrepreneurship. Before becoming... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 14:55 - 15:35
Karlin III
  • Experience Level Any

16:05

Mentoring: Your Path to Immortality - Rich Bowen, Red Hat
Open source needs people to write the code today, but, even more important, is those that will write the code tomorrow. Investing in the people who will replace you is the only way to ensure immortality, both for yourself, and for the project you care so much about. In this session, you'll learn you practical ways to invest in people, and about why, sometimes, *not* fixing a bug is a better choice than fixing it.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Bowen

Rich Bowen

VP, Conferences, Apache Software Foundation
Rich has been involved in Open Source since before it had that name. He's a director at the Apache Software Foundation, and a community architect at Red Hat.


Tuesday October 24, 2017 16:05 - 16:45
Karlin III

16:05

Technical Writing for an International Audience - Tanja Roth, SUSE Linux GmbH
Writing in English for an international audience does not necessarily put native English speakers in a better position--on the contrary, sometimes they tend to forget that their audience might not speak the document's language as their first language. This tutorial highlights the importance of keeping texts simple and clear (for the sake of both readers and translators). It includes examples of common pitfalls and shows how to avoid them. The goal is to raise the awareness for potential problems while writing or editing technical texts.

Speakers
avatar for Tanja Roth

Tanja Roth

Technical Documentation Specialist, SUSE Linux GmbH
Driven by an interest in both language and technology, Tanja has been working as a technical writer in mechanical engineering, medical technology, and IT for many years. She joined SUSE in 2005 and contributes to a wide range of product and project documentation, including High Availability... Read More →



Tuesday October 24, 2017 16:05 - 17:35
Karlin II

16:55

A How-to on Academic Publishing and Scholarly Growth for your Open Source Community - Judy Gichoya, LibreHealth
As open source software is increasingly adopted in specific domains like healthcare, education, governance or finance, projects must adopt scholarly activities to reach out new users who traditionally would not be in the traditional ecosystem of an open source project. LibreHealth is an umbrella organization to open source projects on healthcare with three sub projects including LibreHealth EHR (electronic health record), an education project that provides a real life EHR for classroom use for informatics classes and LibreHealth Radiology. To validate our work and approaches, we have identified scholarly activities as a strategic milestone to reach new end users through academic publishing and conference presentations.

In this talk, Judy will use Librehealth as a case study to teach participants on types of submissions for publication, how to select a journal for publication, tracking impact factors and metrics for publishing, forming an authorship team from your open source community, obtaining ethical approvals, responding to reviewer comments and managing your research portfolio and citations. 

Speakers
avatar for Judy Gichoya

Judy Gichoya

Project Maintainer, Librehealth
Judy Gichoya has a passion for utilizing technology to save lives. A medical doctor from Kenya, she has worked with various open source health systems used in many developing countries as a developer, implementer and end user. Her passion in global health and informatics has seen... Read More →


Tuesday October 24, 2017 16:55 - 17:35
Karlin III
 
Wednesday, October 25
 

11:15

Managing Client's Projects in Open Source and Being Profitable - Alvaro Soliverez, Collabora Ltd
When delivering a project there are 3 basic constraints, time, budget and quality. Working on an open source setting adds another dimension, having to also watch for the time and quality of the open source project itself. This talk is about the tools and methods we use to deliver a succesful project to our customers, caring for the open source project at the same time.
A balancing act that requires being deeply involved in what the team and the community are doing, promoting open source with your customer and understanding and explaining the pros and cons constantly.

Speakers
avatar for Alvaro Soliverez

Alvaro Soliverez

Project Manager, Collabora Ltd
Alvaro Soliverez is a project manager in Collabora. He has been in the company since 2010 and been involved in a diverse range of projects, all related to open source. He is also involved in open source on his own time, participating in software development and local communities since... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 11:15 - 11:55
Karlin II

11:15

The Journey of Apache ManifoldCF: Learning from ASF's Successes - Piergiorgio Lucidi, Apache Software Foundation
Every ASF project has a story to tell and behind a story we find people contributing with a real love in technologies.

They share the Open Source philosophy and this honest commitment in terms of personal effort for achieving any kind of improvement for the project means that there are individual contributors following a common light: The Apache Way.

Piergiorgio will describe the path taken by the Apache ManifoldCF Community for getting these results, starting from the incubation process to the promotion as Top Level Project and then engaging new contributors.

Finally Piergiorgio explains how the Community can help with a huge benefit also in the strategic view for a project.

Each contributor shares his own specific expertise on the field and his technological sensibility will bring added value until to drastically improve the scope of the entire project. Listen to the Community!

Speakers
avatar for Piergiorgio Lucidi

Piergiorgio Lucidi

Mentor, PCM Member and Enterprise Information Management specialist, Apache Software Foundation
Piergiorgio Lucidi is an Open Source Evangelist and he is a specialist in the Enterprise Information Management area. Piergiorgio loves to spend time contributing in the Open Source and Information Management ecosystems: - Mentor, PMC Member and Committer @ Apache Software Foundation... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 11:15 - 11:55
Karlin III

12:05

Defining a Metrics Strategy for Your Community - Daniel Izquierdo, Bitergia
No metric is important but that one that is directly linked to the strategic goals of your community. Success is basically measured when the goals are achieved.
Measuring things is 'easy' if you know where to mine the data, but having a strategy requires context expertise, a detailed method to formalize the measuring process and a strategy regarding to awareness, process improvement, transparency and motivational actions among other key areas.

Metrics are not the panacea, but help to understand the current structure and methodology followed by a software development team. And how far this is from other similar organizations.

Topics include:
* Goals using metrics
* Areas of analysis
* A formal approach such as the Goal-Question-Metric one
* Strategy when using metrics
* Some examples

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Izquierdo

Daniel Izquierdo

Chief Data Officer, Bitergia
Daniel, a co-founder of Bitergia, is a leader in analyzing 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 the best ways of working in and with open source... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 12:05 - 12:45
Karlin II

12:05

Working on an Opensource Project - Learnings from Development - Shuva Kar, Cisco Systems (India) Private Limited & Faseela K., Ericsson
OpenDaylight community is growing but contributions in some ares/pockets are still on the lower side. The biggest factor is lack of knowledge on how to contribute to an open source project in general and OpenDaylight in particular. We , having been associated with Opendaylight since its inception intend to share our learnings from various projects like OFPlugin, Vpnservice, Netvirt, Genius, with the Indian networking and SDN community .This talk is targeted towards attracting new contributors and helping existing ones to be more engaged with the community.It will also involve discussing the ODL community structure, how to get involved in the discussions- mailing lists, irc, meetings, pulling and getting involved with the code ,contributing fixes and proposing new projects. The project structure, delivery milestones, and current best practices for code contribution will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Faseela K

Faseela K

Technical Lead, Ericsson
Faseela is a Technical Lead in the SDN Controller group at Ericsson R&D, and is an active participant of Ericsson contributions to the Opendaylight community. | | She is a member of the team driving SDN solutions, architecture, design, and product development on the Ericsson Cloud... Read More →
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Shuva Jyoti Kar

Software Engineer, Cisco
Shuva is one of the OpenflowPlugin Committers and a clustering & mdsal enthusiast with Opendaylight Project. He is a Software Engineer with Cisco currently. Previous to this he was a Senior Software Engineer with Ericsson working on Opendaylight -developing key infrastructural pieces... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 12:05 - 12:45
Karlin III
  • Experience Level Any

14:15

Documentation Sprints: Involving the Community and Getting It Done - Barbara Rühling, Book Sprints Ltd
Documentation does not have to be a slow, arduous and lonely task.

Similar to collaborative code sprints, a documentation sprint is an intensive and tightly focused content creation session to write documentation for a given software from start to finish in 5 days or less. Involving both developers and end-users, the collaborative process creates documentation that is meaningful and useful to the whole community.

The method builds on the experience of FLOSS Manuals for open source documentation and has been used to write all kinds of documentation including software manuals, industry guides, and white papers.

In this session, Barbara Rühling will explore this unique method of documentation, and will share the learnings and practicalities of hosting successful documentation sprints.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Rühling

Barbara Rühling

Booksprints



Wednesday October 25, 2017 14:15 - 14:55
Karlin II
  • Experience Level Any

15:05

Lessons Learned from Organizing an Open Source Conference - Richard Kellner, SPy o. z.
Python is one of the most popular programming languages, but in Slovakia, the activity of the Python community was negligible. Richard Kellner will tell you a story how Python community in Slovakia started to grow, which resulted in the PyCon SK 2016 conference. At the beginning, there was a struggle if anyone will show interest in a community organized conference. It turned out that a group of volunteers with an idea and commitment to do something did an extraordinary job and started an international conference that has an impact even beyond the Slovak borders.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Kellner

Richard Kellner

Chairman, Erigones, s.r.o.,
Richard Kellner is a member of Python Software Foundation and a chairman of SPy civic association which founded of PyCon SK. Richard is responsible for an organization of monthly Python meetups in Bratislava and organization of PyCon SK 2016, 2017 and 2018. At his job, he is a Python... Read More →


Wednesday October 25, 2017 15:05 - 15:45
Karlin II
  • Experience Level Any

15:05

Open Innovation: What Companies Can Learn from Open Source Communities - Alessio Fattorini, Nethesis
You may know that “the best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas”.
You can’t expect to have the right idea on your own, so having different points of view on your project becomes essential in order to drive innovation.

That’s why open innovation can be summarized as the idea of a company sharing information while also listening to the feedback and suggestions from outside the company. At Nethesis we don’t just look to a crowd for ideas. We innovate in, with, and through communities. By embracing participation from contributors, users and customers within and outside the walls of the organization.

This has a ton of benefits. If the people, who use your product, are really involved in the project, they will provide feedback and use cases, write documentation, catch bugs, compare with other products, suggest features and contribute to the development. All of this generates innovations, attracts contributors and customers, as well as expanding the user base.

With my talk, I’d like to explain what we learned building an open source project, strengths and drawbacks. Why this is an example of how successful product development is done and what it means for a company working out in the open.
Ready-to-use, concrete advice on what works and what doesn’t.

Speakers
avatar for Alessio Fattorini

Alessio Fattorini

Communications and Community Manager, Nethesis
Ale is particularly attracted to everything that helps and encourages people to work together and cooperate. He loves to build welcoming communities, connect people, and work with Open Source. Ale is a Certified Community Strategist mainly focused on product-based communities, working... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 15:05 - 15:45
Karlin III

16:15

Open Source Beyond Software - Nupur Sharma, Ingenium Data Systems
The phrase 'Open Source', to many people, means 'software you don't have to pay for'—but actually it's much more than that. It's a way of thinking and working focused on transparency and collaborating with others. It's about sharing ideas, plans, and developments for the benefit of the commons. And it's definitely not just software.

Nupur Sharma would try to cover the domains and areas where things are open sourced other than software.

Software is just the beginning. Open source has spread to other disciplines, from the hard sciences to the liberal arts. Biologists have embraced open source methods in genomics and informatics, building massive databases to genetically sequence E. coli, yeast, and other workhorses of lab research. NASA has adopted open source principles as part of its Mars mission. There are library efforts like Project Gutenberg, which has already digitized more than 6,000 books, with hundreds of volunteers typing in, page by page, classics from Shakespeare to Stendhal; at the same time, a related project, Distributed Proofreading, deploys legions of copy editors to make sure the Gutenberg texts are correct. There are open source projects in law and religion. There's even an open source cookbook.

Nupur would try to explain core principles of open source and how they can be benefited.

Speakers
avatar for Nupur Sharma

Nupur Sharma

Director, Ingenium Data Systems
A serial entrepreneur, founded GITC in 2005 and currently co founder and CEO of Ingenium Data Systems, a big data startup in India. She is one of India's original commercial software developers, having experience in developing products across a wide spectrum since 1989. She is currently... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 16:15 - 16:55
Karlin III

16:15

Open Source is Just About the Source, Isn't It? - Isabel Drost-Fromm, Europace AG
Your project's code base is rock solid, you are rolling releases early and often, your test suite is comprehensive and running regularly, your code is well performing without any glitches. Everything is in place that defines a successful open source project - or isn't it?

This talk tries to highlight some of the key questions software developers will quickly be faced with when dealing with open source: In addition to coding skills, topics like people management, naming, trademark enforcement, licensing, patents, pr and more become topics to deal with.
After years of using open source projects, running my own projects, founding meetups and conferences, watching others thrive or fail I believe that coding skills alone aren't sufficient to turn a "private play ground code base" into an open source project that other's can rely on.

Inspired by 140 characters of truth published here: https://twitter.com/janl/status/712593518015987712 the talk will focus on what topics that are usually not taught as part of programming courses will cross your way when dealing with open source - either as a user or as a contributor:

* People: Is the project willing and able to attract more contributors? Is it able to survive if the leader looses interest or time to continue contributing? How does the project deal with requests coming from the user base? How easy is it for users to get their issues fixed?

* Trademarks: Why should you care about trademarks from the beginning? How do you deal with others infringing on your trademarks?

* Copyright: Why should you care, exactly which license you choose?

* PR: While writing release notes is common practice and composing changelogs is pretty easy, the resulting documents are hard to grok for editors and won't get you on the front page of any magazine. Nor will they help you get visibility on common social media systems that might be key in informing your users about recent releases.

While being excellent at all topics isn't vital from the start, answers to governance questions decide what a project looks like a few years from it's start.

Speakers
avatar for Isabel Drost-Fromm

Isabel Drost-Fromm

Open Source Strategist, Europace AG
Isabel Drost-Fromm is Open Source Strategist at Europace AG Germany. She's a member of the Apache Software Foundation, co-founder of Apache Mahout and mentored several incubating projects. Isabel is interested in all things FOSS, search and text mining with a decent machine learning... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 16:15 - 16:55
Karlin II
  • Experience Level Any

17:05

OSS Compliance Automation with SW360 - Michael Jaeger, Siemens AG
We have introduced the open source project SW360, a component management hub that allows organizations to manage Open Source, commercial as well as custom software components throughout the entire life cycle. Using SW360 as a one-stop shop for component information, organizations can track the components used in projects or products to:

*manage compliance information, such as SPDX documents
*assess security vulnerabilities
*manage Bill of Materials

As an Open Source project (https://www.github.com/sw360), it is highly customizable, lets organizations keep their confidential product development data on premises, and prevents them from becoming dependent on a single vendor.

Using SW360 via UI is great for project managers, legal counsels and quality management. However, in today’s fast paced and agile software development projects software developers and project managers cannot spend weeks in an extensive compliance management phase shortly prior the project deadline. They need compliance and security information straight away directly within their continuous build pipeline.

In this talk I will show you opportunities on how SW360 can be integrated into a continuous integration pipeline and fully leverage its potential as being the central source of component information in an organization.

Speakers
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Michael C. Jaeger

Maintainer at FOSSology and SW360, Siemens AG
Michael C. Jaeger is one of the maintainers for Linux Foundation's FOSSology and Eclipse SW360 projects, both available on Github and both in the area of OSS handling w.r.t. license compliance and component management. | | At Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich, Germany, Michael... Read More →


Wednesday October 25, 2017 17:05 - 17:45
Karlin III

17:05

The Empire Strikes Back - We Just Need an Emperor - Igor Ljubuncic, Dedoimedo
The immense success of Linux in the commercial space stems from many factors: its open source nature, extensibility, availability, lower cost, higher security - and the fact it has a Benevolent Dictator for Life, Linus Torvalds, at its helm. Not so can be said of Linux on the desktop. Yonder, Linux remains a stagnant player with a mere 1% market share, unable to break through in the same way it did in the server space. The presenter argues this is primarily due to its decentralized, community based nature. The desktop needs its own dictator. This session will explain why, in order to have more freedom, we need less.

Speakers
avatar for Igor Ljubuncic

Igor Ljubuncic

Strategy and Business Consultant, Dedoimedo
Igor Ljubuncic is a physicist by vocation and a Linux geek by profession. Igor comes with 13 years of experience in the hi-tech industry, including medical, high-performance computing, data center, cloud, and hosting fields, with emphasis on complex problem solving and the scientific... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 17:05 - 17:45
Karlin II
  • Experience Level Any