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Monday, September 11 • 4:00pm - 4:40pm
So You've Decided You Need an Open Source Program Office - Duane O'Brien, PayPal & Nithya Ruff, Comcast

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Your company uses open source software, but no one’s keeping track. You have engineers who want to make contributions, but you don’t have any policies. Someone just raised an open source issue, and no one knows who takes the lead for it. You’re starting to suspect that you might need to establish an open source programs office. But where to start? How can you help your company become open source friendly without stifling innovation or passion? This talk is based on our own experiences starting open source programs offices at PayPal, SanDisk, and Comcast. We will address fundamental questions of when to start an OSPO, how to get sponsorship, where it should live, and its role in transforming the open source innovation work that the company does.

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Duane O'Brien

Open Source Programs Evangelist, PayPal
Duane O’Brien joined PayPal in 2013 to run their open source programs office. He is passionate about enabling smart and meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem by both developers and corporations. Duane navigates the path between engineering and management, drawin... Read More →
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Nithya Ruff

Senior Director, Open Source Prctice, Comcast
Nithya A. Ruff is the Sr. Director and the leader of the Comcast Open Source Practice. Most recently, she was the Director for Western Digital’s Open Source Strategy Office. She has also held leadership positions at Wind River (an Intel Company), Synopsys, Avaya, Tripwire and E... Read More →

Monday September 11, 2017 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Diamond Ballroom 9

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