• The Business of Open Source Communities, Products and Ecosystems

    Join us for our inaugural Open Source Entrepreneur Network meetup in the Bay Area. This will be a chance to meet and talk to experienced open sourcerers in the Bay Area. Come and trade best practices and anti-patterns with others looking to make the most of their open source experience. Open Source has transformed the technology world, and this is your opportunity to learn from the best. This meetup will feature the following speakers: There is no Open Source Business Model Stephen Walli (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenrwalli/): Open source business consultant and long-time open source advocate at Microsoft, Outercurve, HPE, and Docker. Twitter: @stephenrwalli (https://twitter.com/stephenrwalli) There are best practices to understand when building products from open source software, but there are a number of anti-patterns that crop up along the way. Product teams (from engineering to marketing) need to understand these patterns and practices to participate best in open source project communities and deliver products and services to their customers at the same time. These patterns hold regardless of whether the vendor created and owns the project or participates in projects outside their control. How to Utilize a Community Distribution in a Cloud Native Context John Mark Walker (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmarkwalker/): long-time open source product, ecosystem and community expert and founder of the Open Source Entrepreneur Network (https://osenetwork.com/). Twitter: @johnmark (https://twitter.com/johnmark) In olden times, when we used IRC and liked it, there were several steps along the way from creating an open source project to releasing a product. Some of these were artifacts of the (lack of) tooling of the time, such as the need to assemble pieces into a whole before releasing as a product. That "first cut" of distribution became a community project in itself. Now that we have better, automated tooling for development, you may be fooled into believing that this "first cut" step is no longer needed. Au Contraire! John Mark will demonstrate why this is still necessary with examples from Fedora, CloudFoundry and Moby. Building an Effective Community Strategy Jono Bacon (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonobacon/): Founder of the Community Leadership Summit, author of The Art of Community, and founder of Jono Bacon Consulting (http://www.jonobacon.com/). Twitter: @jonobacon (https://twitter.com/jonobacon) In this presentation Jono Bacon will deliver a focused talk on how to build productive and predictable communities with a dotted line to driving value in a product or project. His talk will focused on enablement, infrastructure, metrics, and engagement, and how to focus on delivering solid results and which pitfalls to maneuver around. The talk will be backed up with examples and experience from his work across a wide range of industries (e.g. financial services, developer tooling, consumer products, hardware, security etc) and clients (e.g. Huawei, Intel, Microsoft, HackerOne, GitHub, Canonical, Santander, Deutsche Bank, Sony, Mattermost, data.world, XPRIZE etc). Food and drinks will be provided. We wouldn't want you to go home hungry (or thirsty). Thanks to our sponsor!