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Thursday, August 21 • 11:45am - 12:35pm
Empowering Your Corporate OSS Developers - Jono Bacon, XPRIZE; Karl Fogel; Leslie Hawthorn, Elasticsearch; Karsten Wade, Red Hat; Moderated by Guy Martin, Samsung

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Most companies are consuming open source, but are now also hiring developers to work on open source projects that are the basis of their products. This makes sense, since having input to strategic direction in key projects is critical to innovation and business continuity. However, large organizations still struggle with cultural and procedural barriers to effective collaboration with these community projects. This panel features some of the best-known experts in the open source community discussing how you attract key open source developers to your organization, as well as 'grow' new contributors internally through adjustments to your culture and processes. The panel is moderated by Guy Martin (Senior Open Source Strategist, Samsung), with Jono Bacon (Senior Director of Community, XPRIZE), Karsten Wade (CentOS Engineering Manager, Red Hat), Karl Fogel (Community Author, Developer, Consultant) & Leslie Hawthorn (Community Manager, Elasticsearch).

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Guy Martin

Senior Open Source Strategist, Samsung Open Source Group
Guy is the Senior Open Source Strategist at Samsung.


Jono Bacon

Director of Community, GitHub
Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, author, and podcaster. He works as Director of Community at GitHub, and formerly led community at Canonical and XPRIZE. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Art of Community, is a columnist for Forbes and opensource.com, founder of the Community Leadership Summit, and co-founder of the Bad Voltage and LugRadio podcasts.

Karl Fogel

Open Tech Strategies, LLC
Karl Fogel is an open source software developer, author, and consultant. In 2005 he wrote Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project (O'Reilly Media), based partly on his experiences in the Subversion project. | | He is now a partner at Open Tech Strategies, LLC, where he helps organizations launch and engage with open source projects. He has worked at CollabNet, Google, Canonical, O'Reilly Media, and Code... Read More →

Leslie Hawthorn

Sr. Principal Program Manager, Red Hat
An internationally known community manager, speaker and author, Leslie Hawthorn has spent the past decade creating, cultivating and enabling open source communities. She created the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development, launched Google’s #2 Developer Blog, received an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010 and gave a few great talks on many things open source. In August 2013, she joined... Read More →

Karsten Wade

Red Hat
Since 2000 Karsten has been teaching and living the open source way. As part of Red Hat's Open Source and Standards team, he helps with Red Hat community activities. As a 19 year IT industry veteran, Karsten has worked as an IT manager, professional services consultant, technical writer, and developer advocate. Recently Karsten has joined the CentOS Project as a new Board member, Red Hat liaison on the Board, and engineering team manager. | | He... Read More →

Thursday August 21, 2014 11:45am - 12:35pm
Parlor C

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