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Tuesday, September 12 • 11:05am - 11:45am
How to Build a Community in Your Organization from the Ground-Up - Shilla Saebi, Comcast

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As open source software is embraced by the enterprise, companies are starting to look at more than just the technical aspect of open source projects. Building a community around these open source projects is extremely important. They are also vital to create because they provide support to the individuals who are working together on the same project. It brings a sense of unity, and can be made possible through processes such as communication, inter-group relations, tools, and networking.

Starting the base for a vibrant community is not always easy or straightforward and is often not the first thing engineers and developers are thinking about.

Want to learn more about how to build an active, and diverse community in your organization and maybe even have it expand company wide?

In this presentation, I will discuss practical tips on how to change an organization’s mindset towards embracing open source and inclusiveness, community building, and how to find resources to start contributing upstream. I will discuss the techniques, the tools, and the practices needed to get started and have an impact.

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Shilla Saebi

Program Manager, Open Source, Comcast
Shilla Saebi is an Open Source Program Manager who focuses on community and has been with Comcast for almost a decade. She has worked in many diverse roles within the tech industry in positions ranging from operations engineering, system administration, customer service, and network... Read More →

Tuesday September 12, 2017 11:05am - 11:45am PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10