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Monday, September 11 • 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Seven Lessons Learned from Growing a Project Too Fast - Matt Butcher, Microsoft

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At a company team-building hackathon, our team of three built a cool project. We open sourced it. Within a few months, we had attracted far more attention than we anticipated. And now, 18 months in, we have hundreds of contributors and thousands of active users. Hear the war stories of a team that has been stretched to its limit as we learn how to grow. This presentation delves into seven things learned during the project's 18 month rise from a three-person side project to a community with hundreds of contributors and thousands of active users.

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Matt Butcher

Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft
Matt Butcher is a Principal Software Developer at Microsoft, where he leads the team of open source developers that manage Helm, CNAB, Brigade, Porter, and several other projects. Matt has a Ph.D. in philosophy, and is the author of eight technical books. He’s also the co-author... Read More →

Monday September 11, 2017 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
Diamond Ballroom 10