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Monday, September 11 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Gaining Influence in an Open Source Community - Phil Robb, Open Daylight Project

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In the open source developer community, code is king. But who is the kingmaker?

Most people are used to operating in hierarchical, “command and control” environments, and often expect the same rules and behaviors to work when they join open source communities. But with so many different people and organizations all theoretically working as peers, how do leaders emerge, and what does it take to become influential?

This presentation will provide insights and best practices into navigating open source projects and ways to get involved, including: submitting code, becoming a PTL, joining an Advisory Group, Technical Steering Committee or board of directors. Hear about the different values and leadership opportunities and what they can mean for you and your organization. 

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Phil Robb

Vice President - Operations, Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation
Phil Robb’s experience spans more than 30 years of work on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard, where he formed and led the company’s... Read More →

Monday September 11, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Plaza III