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Tuesday, February 14 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
We're from Capital One and We're Here to Help: The Experience of Contributing to Open Source at a Large Corporation - Jonathan Bodner, Capital One

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When Capital One was looking for a tool to help manage its software development pipeline, I suggested LGTM, an open source pull request approval system, as a starting point. After fixing bugs and adding new features to LGTM, I contacted Capital One's open source office so I could return my changes to the community. And that's where things got interesting.

My talk is about the process of forking an open source project for internal corporate use and what happens when you try to contribute it back. I expected it to be a straightforward process, but it was a story of heroes with interlocking concerns and no villains. Along the way, I found a team of people to continue to develop the project internally, a community of users who provided feature requests and encouragement, corporate rules that vacillated between supportive and stifling, and an open source project with an uncertain future.

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Jonathan Bodner

Lead Software Engineer, Technology Fellows, Capital One
I am part of the Technology Fellows Program at Capital One, currently working on a fork of the LGTM project that we will be open sourcing soon. Our team is helping to transform Capital One through introduction of new technologies, working to shorten release cycles, and generally pushing... Read More →

Tuesday February 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST
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