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Monday, February 13
 

2:00pm

Pre-registration Open
Monday February 13, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Foyer

2:30pm

Pre-Summit Resort Activities
All attendees (and families) are welcome to come to Tahoe early and join us on Monday afternoon for fun-in-the-snow activities. Go skiiing at Squaw, or join us at the Resort at Squaw Creek for complimentary activities including:
  • Ice Skating
  • Sledding
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Smores & Hot Chocolate at the Fire Pits
  • Sleigh Rides
Details on signing up for activities will be sent to attendees in the next few weeks! 

Monday February 13, 2017 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Resort at Squaw Creek
 
Tuesday, February 14
 

8:00am

Breakfast sponsored by VMware
Tuesday February 14, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Foyer

8:00am

Registration
Tuesday February 14, 2017 8:00am - 5:30pm
Foyer

9:00am

Keynote: State of the Union - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Jim Zemlin

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Jim Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing, and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation in technology through... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

9:30am

Keynote: Security and Privacy in a Hyper-connected World - Bruce Schneier, Security Expert
We've created a world where information technology permeates our economies, social interactions, and intimate selves. The combination of mobile, cloud computing, the Internet Things, persistent computing, and autonomy are resulting in something different. This World-Sized Web promises great benefits, but is also vulnerable to a host of new threats. Threats from users, criminals, corporations, and governments. Threats that can now result in physical damage and even death. This talk looks back at what we've learned from past attempts to secure these systems, and forward at what technologies, laws, regulations, economic incentives, and social norms we need to secure them in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier

Security Expert, IBM
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by the Economist. He is the author of 14 books -- including the New York Times best-seller Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World -- as well as hundreds... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 9:30am - 9:50am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

9:50am

Keynote: Open Source: The Impossibilities Are Endless™ - William Hurley (aka ‘whurley’), Entrepreneur, Innovator & Author

Open source software has become a foundation of many of today's greatest statups and Fortune 500 companies alike. But open source is so much mire than software. From open collaboration to open governance to open innovation. Being open has strategic advantages no company should ignore. 


Speakers
avatar for William Hurley (aka whurley)

William Hurley (aka whurley)

Entrepreneur, Author and Innovator
Creating software and systems designed to make people’s lives better is only part of what I’m about, though. It’s important to evangelize on these issues. I’ve spoken at The United Nations, ISoJ, SxSW, and multiple TEDx events, on topics from cyber security to the omnipresence... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 9:50am - 10:10am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

10:10am

10:30am

Keynote: Collaborative Project Updates: AGL, SPDX, FOSSology & OpenChain
Speakers
avatar for Dan Cauchy

Dan Cauchy

Executive Director - AGL, The Linux Foundation
avatar for Jilayne Lovejoy

Jilayne Lovejoy

attorney
Jilayne Lovejoy is a lawyer and community leader specializing in open source. She participates in various open source groups, leads the Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX) legal team, and is the SPDX License List maintainer. Jilayne was also a founding member of the OpenChain... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

10:50am

Coffee Break sponsored by VMware
Tuesday February 14, 2017 10:50am - 11:20am
Foyer

11:20am

Balancing Openness and Control in Commecial Open Source Endeavors: Lessons Learned in the Kubernetes Ecosystem - Craig McLuckie, Heptio & Sarah Novotny, Google
An obvious tension that exists in commercial open source endeavors between the need for control and the need to build and sustain an open ecosystem. During this session we will look at it as a multi-variable optimization problem and talk about the decisions that can be made to balance the well being of the commercial OSS sponsor, with the health and well being of the general community. We will look through some of the decisions made during the early days of the Kubernetes project, talk about the issue at hand that drove those decisions and relate the outcomes of those decisions in terms of community health and vitality. Craig will also spend a few minutes talking in general about the philosophy of commercializing open source technology.

Speakers
avatar for Craig McLuckie

Craig McLuckie

CEO, Heptio
Craig McLuckie is the CEO of Heptio. Previously he worked at Google where co-founded the Kubernetes project, bootstrapped the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and launched Google Compute Engine.
avatar for Sarah Novotny

Sarah Novotny

Head of Open Source Strategy for GCP, Google
Sarah Novotny leads an Open Source Strategy group for Google Cloud Platform. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name. Novotny currently sits on... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
Grand Sierra A

11:20am

The CrypTech Project - Phil Roberts, Internet Society
The goal of the CrypTech project is to create an open source design for Hardware Cryptographic Modules and an associated reference implementation that allows anyone to deploy and audit a secure, low-cost cryptographic engine in their environment. CrypTech is an open source hardware and software project the intends to put hardware crypto capability in the hands of as many people as possible by making it low cost and to enable good crypto where it is out of scale and out of price range today.

This talk will give a high-level overview of the CrypTech project and discuss some of the challenges in getting this open source project into an ongoing sustainable mode financially.

Speakers
PR

Phil Roberts

Managing Director, Diamond Key Security


Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
Grand Sierra C/D

11:20am

Open Spaces Unconference Session - To Be Booked Onsite

Do you have:

  • A topic you’d like to discuss with other interested attendees?
  • A project or idea you want to share and get feedback on?
  • Something you’d like to teach other attendees?

You can sign up to lead an open spaces conference session on the large whiteboard located near registration. Choose a time, and a room, and put the information (title and your name) on the card in the slot you would like. 

If there are any questions, please come to the registration desk where a staff member can assist you.  


Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
Emigrant Peak

11:20am

The True Cost of Open Source - Patrick Steele-Idem, eBay
Open source projects can be extremely rewarding for both companies and participating employees, but there are associated costs that may not be immediately obvious. Engaging in public outreach, fielding community support requests at all hours, and responding to feedback and criticism are just a few examples of things that can consume maintainers and negatively affect their productivity and morale. For those on the front lines of open source maintenance, it is often more than just a day job and these associated extra hours can lead to burnout. In this talk we will examine the true cost of open source so that companies can take steps to mitigate those costs and balance their needs against the demands of open source while also encouraging a good work/life balance of its developers to ensure long-term open source program success.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Steele-Idem

Patrick Steele-Idem

Senior Platform Architect, Open Source Lead, eBay
Patrick Steele-Idem is a senior developer on the eBay Platform team and is currently spearheading eBay’s open source initiative and actively engaged in many open source projects (including Marko.js, Lasso.js and morphdom). In addition to giving numerous internal talks within eBay... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
Grand Sierra B

11:20am

SPDX Generation via Yocto and the New LID code License Scanner - Mark Charlebois & Craig Northway, Qualcomm Technologies
LiD is a new open source code scanner that has been integrated with Yocto with minimal dependencies (python3). It is being used to produce SPDX files used by Dronecode for future Snapdragon Flight based Dronecode releases. The talk will give an overview of the advantages of LiD, the integration to Yocto. The talk will also cover best practices when writing bitbake recipes to enable the best results from the license compliance scanning tools. Time will be provided for comments and suggestions on possible improvements to the tool and Yocto integration. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Charlebois

Mark Charlebois

Director Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies Inc, Qualcomm Technologies Inc
Presently in QCT for Qualcomm Technologies Inc (QTI), working on a Deep Learning framework for Qualcomm SoCs and as an open source software strategist. Mark has represented QTI on the Linux Foundation board, and served on the Dronecode board, and Core Infrastructure Initiative steering... Read More →
avatar for Craig Northway

Craig Northway

Director, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc
Craig Northway is a Director Engineering in Corporate Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm, Inc. Craig manages the Qualcomm Open Source Technology Group, a group formed to improve process, policy and tooling around Open Source software at Qualcomm... Read More →



Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
Monument Peak

12:00pm

Eclipse Foundation: Lessons Learned, Both Bitter and Sweet - Mike Milinkovich, Eclipse Foundation
The Eclipse Foundation was the first open source foundation established as a 501(c)6 trade association, a model which has now become commonplace. Mike has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since its inception. In this presentation he will talk about the lessons that he has learned at Eclipse over the past 12 years. Those lessons range from running what is effectively a small business, to balancing the demands of the industry's largest players, to dealing with the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Milinkonvich

Mike Milinkonvich

Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation
Mike has been involved in the software industry for over thirty years, doing everything from software engineering, to product management to IP licensing. He has been the Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation since 2004. In that role he is responsible for supporting both the... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Grand Sierra A

12:00pm

Market Leadership | Healthcare - Mo Alkady, Hart
We have all seen these ecosystems from Amazon to Google to Microsoft — even travel has it! However, in healthcare, it seems we have missed a few of these advancements. We will explore the foundations of an ecosystem and the challenges in healthcare and why it's badly needed.

Speakers
MA

Mo Alkady

Founder, Hart
Mohamed Alkady founded medical software technology company Hart in Orange County, Calif., in 2012 to improve the ways in which people inside and outside of the industry access and engage with health data. A leader of the movement that views healthcare as a service, Hart has developed... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Grand Sierra C/D

12:00pm

Open Spaces Unconference Session - To Be Booked Onsite

Do you have:

  • A topic you’d like to discuss with other interested attendees?
  • A project or idea you want to share and get feedback on?
  • Something you’d like to teach other attendees?

You can sign up to lead an open spaces conference session on the large whiteboard located near registration. Choose a time, and a room, and put the information (title and your name) on the card in the slot you would like. 

If there are any questions, please come to the registration desk where a staff member can assist you.  


Tuesday February 14, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Emigrant Peak

12:00pm

Happily Married or Warring Factions? Open Source and Standards Development - Margaret LaBrecque, Intel
Having been involved in development of standards in the IEEE, global spectrum policy in the ITU-R and numerous open source project and their respective advocacy groups, I find the evolving practices of how companies collaborate to advance new technology fascinating. This talk will share observations of how the process for development and adoption of new specifications, standards and code is evolving as well as touching upon how the protection and assertion of intellectual property is impacted.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret LaBrecque

Margaret LaBrecque

Product Manager, Intel
Margaret nurtures the development of communities and ecosystems within Intel’s Open Source Technology Center and is currently focused on Internet of Things. Previously, she held leadership positions in global advocacy, standards and spectrum policy bodies related to data center... Read More →



Tuesday February 14, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Grand Sierra B

12:00pm

By Leveraging the SPDX, OpenChain and Hyperledger Initiatives, We Can Solve the Open Source Management Supply Chain Puzzle - Mark Gisi & Sameer Ahmed, Wind River
The SPDX and OpenChain projects provide two critical pieces for solving the supply chain open source compliance puzzle. SPDX reduces the cost and friction around the collection and exchange of critical open source compliance information. OpenChain provides the means by which to establish trust of a specific supplier’s creation of open source compliance artifacts (source code, notices, SPDX data, …) for the their software offering. The remaining missing puzzle piece is a way to manage accountability and providence tracking of the collection of all compliance artifacts of a product as it takes form traversing the supply chain from conception to end user. We discuss how the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project could help create a “ComplianceLedger” to solve the puzzle and how the SPDX and OpenChain projects are highly complementary to that solution.

Speakers
SA

Sameer Ahmed

Senior Member of Technical Staff - App, Wind River Systems
Sameer Ahmed is a Sr. Member of Technical Staff at Wind River Systems. He has developed various cloud system applications including tools to generate and consumer SPDX data. Sameer is the technology lead of the SParts project and core blockchain ledger developer. Sameer has a Master... Read More →
avatar for Mark Gisi

Mark Gisi

Director, Open Source, Wind River
Mark Gisi, Director of Open Source Programs at Wind River Systems, is manager of the open source program office responsible for open source adoption; risk mitigation; community engagement and innovation acceleration. Mark is also a lead contributor to the Hyperledger Software Parts... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Monument Peak

12:30pm

Lunch sponsored by {code} by DELL EMC
Be sure to enter to win a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop. Configuration: i7 processor, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 16GB memory, 512GB hard drive, Display: 13.3 inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800). Drawing to be held after 5pm PT, Tuesday February 14, 2017. Winner to be notified via email. Must be a US citizen. Cannot be an employee of Dell EMC or affiliated companies.


(Note: Rules and regulations apply)


Tuesday February 14, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Cascades Restaurant

1:45pm

Diversity in Open Source Projects - Susan Wu, Midokura; Daniel Izquierdo, Bitergia; Nicole Rutherford, Intel
An independent analyst group Bitergia reported that women represented 9.9% of the population contributing to Linux kernel development and was responsible for 6.8% of the activity. Bitergia also reported that women contributed to 10.6% of the code commits and reviews into OpenStack.

A survey of a thousand female cloud professionals done by CloudNOW, a 503c non-profit reported that nearly one-third of the women surveyed believe they’ve been excluded from key opportunities because of their gender.

39 percent believe the estimated monetary impact of these compounded missed opportunities is more than $10,000 per year
25 percent do not feel that their company values the contributions of women

In this panel, we will be inviting Bitergia, Jocelyn de Gance, CEO of CloudNOW and others to share their point of view behind the data and the solutions underway and being proposed.

Moderators
avatar for Susan Wu

Susan Wu

Senior Product Marketing Manager, VM Ware
VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers realize possibilities by accelerating their digital transformation journeys. With VMware solutions, organizations are improving business agility by modernizing data centers and integrating public... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Izquierdo

Daniel Izquierdo

Chief Data Officer, Bitergia, InnerSourceCommons community
Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar is a researcher and one of the founders of Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open source ecosystems. Currently holding the position of Chief Data Officer, he is focused on the quality of the data, research of new metrics, analysis and... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Rutherford

Nicole Rutherford

Community & Developer Advocate, Intel Corporation


Tuesday February 14, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Grand Sierra A

1:45pm

Open Energy Grid - Lorenzo Kristov, California Independent System Operator (ISO) & Shuli Goodman, Strategy Consulting
In this talk,  Goodman and Kristov will share their vision of an open source operating system for microgrids. In short, an open grid OS will allow the electric grid to function as a network composed of connected, yet also stand-alone and autonomous, networks of distributed renewable energy resources.
The integrated, yet decentralized paradigm for electricity overturns all aspects of the traditional electric industry. Historically, supply has been dominated by large-scale, central generating plants and one-way distribution services, to deliver power to meet consumer demand. In this new model, energy users and energy resources are local, co-located at the grid edge, with the grid providing residual energy needs and a platform for transactions. The implications of this envisioned future-state will require a whole-system multi-layered architecture that includes the physical electric network, communication and control systems, business models, markets, and regulatory frameworks. 

Speakers
SG

Shuli Goodman

founder, future-facing
Dr. Shuli Goodman has more than 25 years experience working with multi-national companies, utilities, and government departments leading high-visibility and multi-stakeholder initiatives. A former founder and leader of the enterprise information management practice at Deloitte... Read More →
LK

Lorenzo Kristov

Principal, California ISO
Dr. Lorenzo Kristov is a Principal in Market and Infrastructure Policy at the California Independent System Operator (ISO), the company that runs California’s electric transmission grid and wholesale markets. His primary focus at present is to facilitate the transformation of the... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Grand Sierra C/D

1:45pm

Open Spaces Unconference Session - Tales from the Trenches of Professional Open Source Management
Speakers
avatar for Greg Olson

Greg Olson

Sr. Director, Open Source Consulting, The Linux Foundation
Greg Olson has over 30 years of software industry experience in engineering, marketing and business development and executive management. As a consultant he has worked with over 350 companies to develop Open Source business, technology and community strategies and Open Source management... Read More →
avatar for Bill Weinberg

Bill Weinberg

Sr. Director and Analyst, Open Source Strategy, The Linux Foundation
Bill Weinberg brings three decades of open source, embedded/mobile, communications, and other technology experience to his role. Bill’s career includes industry consortia and standards bodies - he served as GM of the Linux Phone Standards Forum (LiPS), and as Senior Analyst and... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Emigrant Peak

1:45pm

How Walmart is Building a Successful Open Source Culture - Andrew Mitry & Megan Rossetti, Walmart
Open source is accelerating innovation, increasing collaboration, and enforcing an ethos of transparency. Modern enterprises that have embraced this are seeing results from this new way of working, but like all enterprise transformations, the journey isn’t always easy. As a key contributor in the open source community, Walmart understands this transformation firsthand as demonstrated by the release of OneOps * Electrode and the contribution to popular open source projects like React, Node.js, Puppet & OpenStack. In this presentation, Megan Rossetti and Andrew Mitry of Walmart share how the world’s largest retailer has adapted and continues to adapt to an open source philosophy. They’ll tell the story of Walmart’s journey to open source by showing what was successful and sharing metrics, key learnings & advice with the ambition of helping other companies adapt to an open source culture.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Mitry

Andrew Mitry

Sr. Distinguished Engineer, Walmart
Andrew Mitry, senior distinguished engineer at Walmart, currently leads architecture for a team that builds and operates one of the largest private clouds run on OpenStack and Ceph. Mitry coordinates among Walmart's development, engineering and operations teams as well as the OpenStack... Read More →
avatar for Megan Rossetti

Megan Rossetti

Senior Engineer, Cloud Technology, Walmart
Megan Rossetti is a project manager with the Comcast OpenStack operations team. She works with the team to set project priorities and meet ever-changing deadlines. In the last four years at Comcast, she has worked on a variety of different projects, and began her OpenStack journey... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Grand Sierra B

1:45pm

Hyperledger Project Update - Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger
Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger
Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Monument Peak

2:25pm

Solving Open Source Enterprise Adoption Challenges: Lessons from Apache Hadoop and ODPi - Roman Shaposhnik, Pivotal Inc.
With Apache Hadoop turning 10 in 2016 and completing its journey through the Gartner Hype Cycle it presents a very telling case study of how to balance open source community interests, pace of technology innovation and enterprise adoption concerns. There is no denying that Apache Hadoop has earned the support of a large & diverse community, with significant interest from businesses, governments, academia & technology vendors. While the distributed data platform’s ecosystem continues to grow, there remains some debate about its ease of adoption & how a wide-range of users can gain business value from it. This talk will cover the experience of solution providers, app vendors & end users around deploying Apache Hadoop, the daily challenges they faced and how ODPi is working side-by-side with ASF on making sure that Hadoop's growth as a #1 big data platform doesn't slow down.

Speakers
avatar for Roman Shaposhnik

Roman Shaposhnik

Director of Open Source, Linux Foundation
Apache Software Foundation and Data, oh but also unikernels


Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Grand Sierra A

2:25pm

How Close Are We to Achieving the Dream of Hardware Portability with Linux? - Jim Wasko, IBM
Linux runs on more hardware architectures than any other operating system, and many other open source projects are following a similar path so that users can choose the best platform for their workloads. But how close are we today to achieving the dream of hardware portability for applications?

This breakout will consider why hardware portability is important, review the key considerations in making applications portable, and discuss specific examples across a range of hardware platforms including ARM, x86, POWER and LinuxONE

Moderators
avatar for Jim Wasko

Jim Wasko

Vice President, Open Systems Development, IBM
Linux, Openstack, Containers, System z, Power servers, Cloud

Speakers
avatar for Doug Davis

Doug Davis

STSM, IBM
Doug works in IBM's Hybrid Cloud division. He's been working on Cloud related technologies for many years and has worked on many of the most popular OSS projects, including OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Docker and Kubernetes. He's currently the OM for Knative, co-chairing the CNCF's Serverless... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Di Giacomo

Thomas Di Giacomo

CTO, SUSE
As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Thomas Di Giacomo drives the rapid innovation and growth of SUSE’s expanding portfolio from the enterprise Linux operating system to software-defined solutions such as the OpenStack cloud infrastructure, Ceph-based storage, and software-defined networking... Read More →
avatar for Jon Masters

Jon Masters

Chief Arm Architect, Red Hat
Jon Masters is a Computer Architect specializing in high performance microarchitecture at Red Hat, where he is Chief Arm Architect, and works on cache coherent shared virtual memory workload acceleration, among many other topics. He also co-created the technical mitigation team for... Read More →
avatar for Bob Monkman

Bob Monkman

Director Networking Software Ecosystem, Arm
Bob Monkman is part of the Infrastructure Business Line at Arm, based in San Jose, CA and focused on networking software strategy and ecosystem programs. Bob oversees Arm’s participation in the Linux Foundation Networking projects, ensuring multi-architecture support with the Arm... Read More →
avatar for John Zannos

John Zannos

VP, Canonical
John Zannos is Vice President of Cloud Platform business at Canonical. He is responsible for execution of the Ubuntu Cloud business, ecosystem, partnerships, alliances and strategy.  During his career John has lead business and technology efforts around cloud computing, telecom... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Grand Sierra C/D

2:25pm

Open Spaces Unconference Session - Community Health & Sustainability Metrics

Do you have:

  • A topic you’d like to discuss with other interested attendees?
  • A project or idea you want to share and get feedback on?
  • Something you’d like to teach other attendees?

You can sign up to lead an open spaces conference session on the large whiteboard located near registration. Choose a time, and a room, and put the information (title and your name) on the card in the slot you would like. 

If there are any questions, please come to the registration desk where a staff member can assist you.  


Speakers
avatar for Matt Germonprez

Matt Germonprez

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Associate Professor of Information Systems in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He explores corporate engagement with open communities and the dynamics of work in these engagements. His research... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Emigrant Peak

2:25pm

Selling Open Source, Keeping Your Soul - Jessica Rose, Crate.io
Stuck in a battle between your open source true believers and your bottom line? The two perspectives of business and open source ideals don’t need to be continually opposed, though conflicts will arise between them. By designating individuals within your projects as advocates for these essential viewpoints are balanced you have the opportunity to channel this conflict into your product and community. Through creating low risk, democratic environments where we’re asked to advocate in turn for our business needs and open source goals we can create a setting where this conflict becomes a productive, driving force, demanding excellence from us across both fronts. For this form of collaborative conflict to be successful it demands a diverse range of perspectives, an equal voice in exchanges and a shared commitment to mutual respect.

Speakers
JR

Jessica Rose

Head of Developer Relations, FutureLearn
Jessica Rose is a self taught technologist obsessed with helping to foster more equal access to technical education, meaningful work with technology and digital spaces. She's helping Crate.io reach more developer communities with their open source SQL database as their head of developer... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Grand Sierra B

2:25pm

Breaking Barriers with IO Visor Project - Wendy Cartee & YunSong Lu, IO Visor Project
The IO Visor Project has made what seemed impossible, completely possible. From building the "Universal in-kernel virtual machine" to exceeding performance expectations of the kernel with eXpress Data Path (XDP), the IO Visor community has overcome barriers and up streamed new innovations that developers are discovering and sharing with more developers across the world. The lightning talk will review recent developments of IO Visor Project and what's coming in 2017. It will also show how a small, understated community is solving pain points of virtualization, security, performance, analytics, and virtual networking while ultimately, modernizing the kernel for the new paradigm of Linux-driven computing.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Cartee

Wendy Cartee

Cloud Native Advocacy, VMware
Wendy Cartee is head of Cloud Native Advocacy at VMware where she works across engineering, field, partners, and customers to drive awareness and adoption of cloud native technologies. Wendy has been in open source for nearly a decade and helped form the Linux Foundation’s IO Visor... Read More →
YL

YunSong Lu

Chief Architect, Networking & Virtualization, Huawei
As the Principal Architect and Director of Virtual Networking Group, Yunsong and the team have designed and delivered crucial virtual networking technologies, including EVS(Elastic Virtual Switch) and S-DNA(Software-Defined Network Acceleration) framework, which have been the... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:25pm - 2:55pm
Monument Peak

2:40pm

Technical Debt for Linux-based Distributions: Estimating What You are Missing - Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona, Bitergia & Paul Sherwood, Codethink
Linux-based distributions are the core of many software systems. Every time they are deployed, installed packages are already lagging behind wavefront upstream versions, causing a certain "technical debt". As time passes, this technical debt only increases, until packages are updated.

Estimating the lag between what is available upstream, or in a given "gold standard" distribution, and in a certain deployment, is not easy. But when deciding if it is time to upgrade, estimating that lag is fundamental, because that is the main reason for the upgrade, which has to be confronted to other reasons to stay in the deployed version: stability, "it just works", familiarity for maintainers, etc.

This talk will elaborate on the this "technical debt" (or lag) for distributions, its importance in real-world cases, and how it can estimated, including real examples and ways of measuring it.

Speakers
avatar for Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona

Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona

Co-Founder, Bitergia
I'm one of the founders of Bitergia, the software development analytics company, and associate professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. I've been working in quantitative empirical analysis of FOSS development for years, participating in several international R&D projects. I'm currently... Read More →
avatar for Paul Sherwood

Paul Sherwood

CTO CodeThink, CEO trustable, CodeThink & Trustable
Paul Sherwood is CTO of Codethink, which provides advanced software engineering primarily for FOSS, embedded systems, automotive systems and cloud infrastructure, and CEO of trustable, an organisation with the goal of understanding risk in software development by demonstrating what... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Grand Sierra C/D

3:05pm

Coffee Break sponsored by VMware
Tuesday February 14, 2017 3:05pm - 3:30pm
Foyer

3:30pm

How to Run a Business that Relies on Open Source and Internal vs External Developer Adoption - Edward Hsu & Benjamin Hindman, Mesosphere
How Mesosphere works with an extremely diverse OSS ecosystem, while still supporting an enterprise software business. The new SDK enables stateful services to be developed on top of our platform, and has been used internally to update the services we offer, as well as externally by partners and developers. We can show how we came to the conclusion that an SDK was needed, how we structured the project to ensure the SDK supported our overall business strategy, and how we recruited internally and externally to drive adoption.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Hindman

Ben Hindman

Mesosphere Founder - Apache Mesos Co-Creator, Mesosphere
Ben is one of the creators of Apache Mesos, a platform for building and running resource-efficient distributed systems at scale. Ben started working on Mesos as a PhD student at Berkeley before he brought it to Twitter where it runs on thousands of machines. An academic at heart... Read More →
avatar for Edward Hsu

Edward Hsu

Vice President, Product Strategy, Mesosphere
Edward Hsu a Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy at Mesosphere after most recently serving as Sr. Director of Product Marketing at VMware where he oversaw the company’s software-defined data center (SDDC) product suites and VMware's first hyper-converged SDDC appliance... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Sierra A

3:30pm

From EXIF to SPDX: How Persistent Metadata is Changing the World - Jonas Öberg, Free Software Foundation Europe
Through its history, free and open source software has come to rely on the recognition of individual contributions. Passing information about those contributions and their copyright through ChangeLogs, commit messages, version control history, DCOs or similar have become an imperfect reality. Where SPDX and the DCO seek to address the challenge of passing some source code metadata, they can be seen as manifestations of the need to establish provenance for source code contributions. Jonas Öberg will talk about why provenance for source code is so important for the community, and industry, how this relates to the XKCD comic series, and what we can and should do to help each other, and those wishing to adopt free and open source software.


Speakers
avatar for Jonas Öberg

Jonas Öberg

Open Source Officer, Scania CV AB
Jonas Öberg is the Open Source Officer for Scania CV AB, putting open source in support of his childhood dream of making buses, trucks, marine engines and other things that go wroom-wroom. For 20 years, he has worked to develop the ecosystem of open source software, focusing on automation... Read More →



Tuesday February 14, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Sierra C/D

3:30pm

3:30pm

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
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.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Bodner

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
Grand Sierra B

3:30pm

The Open API Initiative: 12 Months and Counting, What You Need to Know - Jeff Borek, IBM
APIs form the connecting glue between modern applications and are used to connect third-party data services, public/private data sources, and other applications. The Open API Initiative seek to create, evolve, and promote an open description format for API services that is vendor-neutral, portable, and evolves under shared governance. Based upon the open source Swagger project, the world's most popular framework for APIs, the prior spec has over 18K daily downloads, over 3k know public GitHub repos, 44 targets in codegen from over 250 contributors, including IBM. Come join this session to hear the origins of the OpenAPI community, and the details of the new OAS v3.0.0 specification release.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Borek

Jeff Borek

WW Program Dir, Open Tech & Partnerships, IBM
Jeffrey Borek, WW Program Director, IBM - is a senior technology and communications executive with over twenty years of leadership and technical experience in the Software, Telecommunications, and Information Technology/Consulting industries. He is currently the ecosystem development... Read More →


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

4:10pm

Collaborative Development and the Future Network - A New 'Old' Hope - Christopher Price, Ericsson
As collaborative development settles in it's place for technology development and strategy we should step back and measure the cost involved against the potential benefits. It is a commonly held belief that open source will help us find the future, however we need acknowledge that future is dependent on us providing the path.

In this presentation Chris will discuss the potential benefits and impact of the open source ecosystem on how we build and leverage networks and infrastructure today and counterbalance that with the cost and perseverance required to achieve these visionary highs.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Price

Chris Price

President, Ericsson software technology
Christopher Price heads the network architecture and standardization team for Ericsson's IP and Broadband division where he focuses on the development of technology and innovation. Across his career he has worked as an integrator, verification engineer, developer and technical leader... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Grand Sierra A

4:10pm

Open Spaces Unconference Session - State of State: Should Media Define Your Data?

Do you have:

  • A topic you’d like to discuss with other interested attendees?
  • A project or idea you want to share and get feedback on?
  • Something you’d like to teach other attendees?

You can sign up to lead an open spaces conference session on the large whiteboard located near registration. Choose a time, and a room, and put the information (title and your name) on the card in the slot you would like. 

If there are any questions, please come to the registration desk where a staff member can assist you.  


Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Emigrant Peak

4:10pm

Make Your Corporate CLA Easy to Use, Please! - Kevin P. Fleming, Bloomberg
If you run an open source project, and you'd like to get contributions from employees at medium-to-large companies, the simplest way to provide a smooth contribution process is to *not* use a Contributor License Agreement. If your project requires one, though, there are steps you can take to ease the burden this causes on contributions from company employees, and this talk will cover a number of issues encountered during 4+ years of managing contributions from a 20K+ employee global company.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin P. Fleming

Kevin P. Fleming

Open Source Program Office, Bloomberg
Kevin has spent more than 20 years in the technology industry. In 2004 he started a VOIP service provider company and chose Asterisk as his platform. 9 months later he was offered a position at Digium to work on Asterisk full-time.After seven years of developing and managing the Asterisk... Read More →


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Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Grand Sierra B

4:10pm

Automotive in Open Source: Yocto Project Opens the Doors to Connected Cars - Joel Hoffmann, Renesas Electronics
Cars have been connected for at least a decade now, but most drivers and consumers are looking for more innovation. Unlike other consumer industry products, the car industry has tries to invent nearly everything on a brand and model basis, stifling software re-use and resulting innovation for developers to contribute. Consumer demand and open standards are quickly changing this. Recent development of common Open Source software and programming interfaces (APIs) will enable cars that benefit from innovation in adjacent industries such as smartphones and the internet of things.

This talk will highlight the breakthrough in open software platforms now available for production use by automakers and suppliers. Projects pioneered by GENIVI Alliance and Linux Foundation AGL have been united by using Yocto Project. Prior build systems led to fragmentation between suppliers which is exactly what the auto industry is trying to avoid.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Hoffmann

Joel Hoffmann

Open Platform Marketing Manager, Renesas
Joel Hoffmann is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience developing new markets, with heavy focus on automotive software and open development concepts in the Connected Car segment. His current engagement is with Renesas Electronics which is currently a Platinum AGL... Read More →



Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Monument Peak

4:50pm

Kubernetes Case Study: Lessons Learned on Making Community Decisions - Jonathan Boulle, CoreOs & Sarah Novotny, Google
Brandon Philips and Sarah Novotny discuss making community decisions, what is working, what isn’t working, and why, in the world of Kubernetes.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Boulle

Jonathan Boulle

Site Lead, CoreOS
Jonathan Boulle works at CoreOS on all things distributed and all things contained. He's contributed heavily to etcd and fleet and lead the development of the App Container (appc) specification and rkt, the first appc runtime. He is actively involved in the upstream Kubernetes project... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Novotny

Sarah Novotny

Head of Open Source Strategy for GCP, Google
Sarah Novotny leads an Open Source Strategy group for Google Cloud Platform. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name. Novotny currently sits on... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Grand Sierra A

4:50pm

OpenChain for Projects and SMEs - Jonas Öberg, Free Software Foundation Europe
The OpenChain Conformance Specification has since its launch in mid 2016 become a useful reference for businesses to show and put into practice compliance protocols for free and open source software licenses. Focusing on the internal processes and what the recommended practices are has been a useful way of leading businesses towards compliance not only with the licenses but with community practices. Jonas Öberg will talk about recent experiences he had with using OpenChain for free and open source projects. He will show what parts of OpenChain were relevant from a project perspective and how they were ultimately applied, as well as talking about what this means for the relations between free and open source software communities and industry at large.

Speakers
avatar for Jonas Öberg

Jonas Öberg

Open Source Officer, Scania CV AB
Jonas Öberg is the Open Source Officer for Scania CV AB, putting open source in support of his childhood dream of making buses, trucks, marine engines and other things that go wroom-wroom. For 20 years, he has worked to develop the ecosystem of open source software, focusing on automation... Read More →



Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Grand Sierra C/D

4:50pm

Open Spaces Unconference Session - To Be Booked Onsite

Do you have:

  • A topic you’d like to discuss with other interested attendees?
  • A project or idea you want to share and get feedback on?
  • Something you’d like to teach other attendees?

You can sign up to lead an open spaces conference session on the large whiteboard located near registration. Choose a time, and a room, and put the information (title and your name) on the card in the slot you would like. 

If there are any questions, please come to the registration desk where a staff member can assist you.  


Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Emigrant Peak

4:50pm

CII Best Practices Badge, 1 Year Later - David Wheeler, IDA
OSS is critical in the world today. However, OSS projects do not always follow best practices, leading to dangerous security vulnerabilities that have far-reaching consequences. To address this, the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) established in early 2016 a "best practices badge" program. This program identified a set of "best practices" criteria and created a process so OSS projects could get a badge for meeting these criteria. This incentivizes projects to apply best practices and helps users identify projects using best practices.
This presentation will discuss the current status of the badging program, including the projects that have received badges, security improvements projects have made to get the badge, some interesting ways that projects have met the criteria, the criteria most missed today, and the efforts to create higher-level badges (including draft criteria).

Speakers
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David A. Wheeler

Research Staff Member, IDA
Dr. David A. Wheeler is an expert on developing secure software and on open source software (OSS) development. He wrote the book "Secure Programming HOWTO" on how to develop secure software, and his work on countering malicious tools ("Fully Countering Trusting Trust through Diverse... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Grand Sierra B

4:50pm

The Future of Open Source Automotive Software - Dan Cauchy, The Linux Foundation

Car hacking continues to be a concern and high profile software bugs are on the rise and in the news at an alarming frequency. The traditional way of developing automotive software is not working. OEMs are starting to adopt an open source approach to change the way software is built for cars.

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is a Linux Foundation Collaboration Project that is bringing together OEMs and suppliers to build a shared platform from the ground-up for in-vehicle infotainment. Dan Cauchy will provide an update on the latest AGL activities and what lies ahead in the future. He will also discuss how developing a common platform and building an ecosystem and supply chain that all use the same code base will transform the traditional automotive supply chain model, reduce fragmentation, improve time-to-market and enable companies to focus more on rapid innovation and new features. 


Speakers
avatar for Dan Cauchy

Dan Cauchy

Executive Director - AGL, The Linux Foundation


Tuesday February 14, 2017 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Monument Peak

5:15pm

Women in Open Source Meeting

The Women in Open Source group will discuss its focus and goals for 2017, as well as determine the activities the group would like to support and/or host throughout the year. For example, we’re planning a hosted call in the coming months on how to submit a winning proposal for speaking at an event. But there will many opportunities for us have an impact throughout this year, from speakership and article programs to activities around the Open Source Summit to Grace Hopper in October and more. We’re excited to hear your ideas. 

Note: Thank you to everyone who attended our session yesterday. To continue the conversation, share ideas, get updates and learn about future Women in Open Source activities, please join the Slack channel and email list. 

womeninopensource.slack.com

oswomen@lists.linuxfoundation.org 


Tuesday February 14, 2017 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Castle Peak A

5:30pm

 
Wednesday, February 15
 

8:00am

Breakfast, sponsored by IBM
Wednesday February 15, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Foyer

8:00am

Registration
Wednesday February 15, 2017 8:00am - 6:00pm
Foyer

9:00am

Keynote: A Conversation with Linus Torvalds
Speakers
avatar for Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds

Fellow, The Linux Foundation
Linus Torvalds created the Linux kernel and oversaw open source development of the widely-used Linux operating system. Torvalds was born on December 28, 1969 in Helsinki, Finland. Torvalds enrolled at the University of Helsinki in 1988, graduating with a master's degree in computer... Read More →
avatar for Jim Zemlin

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Jim Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing, and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation in technology through... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 9:00am - 9:25am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

9:25am

Keynote: SDN and Open Source - Chris Rice, SVP of AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design, AT&T
Chris Rice will talk about AT&T’s network cloud vision and ECOMP, the infrastructure delivery platform that powers AT&T’s software-centric network. AT&T is working with the Linux Foundation to open source ECOMP and create a community where others contribute to the code and advance the platform, which will ultimately lead to widespread use of ECOMP. He will also provide an update on the company’s goal to virtualize 75% of its target network architecture by 2020, along with its corporate-wide skills transformation effort to equip employees for the shift to a software-defined infrastructure.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Rice

Chris Rice

SVP-Network Cloud & Infrastructure, AT&T Services Inc.
Chris Rice is senior vice president of AT&T Labs. He is responsible for delivering the architecture and design of Domain 2.0, the software-centric AT&T network. This transformation uses software-defined networking and network function virtualization to make AT&T’s network faster... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 9:25am - 9:45am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

9:45am

Keynote: How Kubernetes Works: Community, Velocity and Contribution - Brian Grant, Principal Software Engineer & Aparna Sinha, Product Management Lead, Google
Kubernetes is a very successful project today, based on stars analysis it is in top 0.01% of all github projects. Why is it successful? The technology is part of it. But we think that what makes Kubernetes special and successful is it’s community. In this talk we will describe the organization and evolution of the Kubernetes community. How we organize technical decision making and overall project roadmap. What makes it possible to have an open and growing community. What ensures the quality and timeliness of our releases. Most importantly, mistakes we made and what learnt from them in the 2.5 years of rapid growth.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Grant

Brian Grant

Principal Engineer, Google
Brian is the co-Technical Lead of Google Kubernetes Engine, co-Chair of Kubernetes SIG Architecture, Kubernetes API approver, Kubernetes Steering Committee member, and CNCF Technical Oversight Committee member, where he's sponsored 11 CNCF projects (not including Kubernetes). His... Read More →
avatar for Aparna Sinha

Aparna Sinha

Group Product Manager for Kubernetes, Google
Aparna Sinha leads the product team for Kubernetes at Google. Her work is focused on transforming the way we work through technology innovation. Before Kubernetes, Aparna worked on the Android platform at Google. Prior to that she was Director of Product at NetApp where she led storage... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 9:45am - 10:05am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

10:05am

Keynote: Project, Process, Product(ion) - Dirk Hohndel, VP, Chief Open Source Officer, VMWare
We are more than 25 years into a revolution. It feels almost strained to still call it that. Open source is the new normal. It is a key part of how technology companies work today. But with all the excitement about the 40+ million projects on GitHub and all the focus on Linux and OpenStack and some of the other cornerstone projects, one question that at times seems to get too little attention is the one about the process that gets a project into production. Few people still think that open source software simply is something “free” (as in dollars) that they can run their production workloads on. But what does that actually mean? So, you have this open source project, it does exactly (or almost exactly) what you need for your production environment, what happens now? Or you run an open source project and want take it to the point where it is production-ready.

Speakers
avatar for Dirk Hohndel

Dirk Hohndel

Chief Open Source Officer & Vice President, VMware
Dirk Hohndel is VMware’s Chief Open Source Officer. He leads the company’s Open Source Program Office, directing the efforts and strategy around use of and contribution to open source projects and driving common values and processes across the company for VMware’s interaction... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 10:05am - 10:25am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

10:25am

Coffee Break, sponsored by IBM
Wednesday February 15, 2017 10:25am - 11:15am
Foyer

11:15am

Keynote: Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones - Simon Wardley, Researcher, Leading Edge Forum

Deng Xiaoping once described managing the economy as crossing the river by feeling the stones—in other words have a direction but be adaptive. But in a world of constant change, how do you determine the right thing to do? Which pebble to tread on? How do you understand where you’re going and where you need to go? How do you know if your strategy is right? Is there even such a thing?

Simon Wardley examines the issue of situational awareness and explains how it applies to the world of open source. Using examples from government and the commercial world, we explore how you can map your environment, identify opportunities to exploit, and learn to play the game. 

Speakers
avatar for Simon Wardley

Simon Wardley

Researcher, Leading Edge Forum
Simon Wardley is a researcher for Leading Edge Forum (LEF), a global research and advisory programme dedicated to helping large organisations reimagine their structure and leadership for a tech-driven future. Simon’s focus is on strategic play, both at an industrial and global level... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:15am - 11:35am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

11:35am

Keynote: Building and Motivating Engineering Teams - Camille Fournier, Senior Thinker and Raconteur
Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen some big changes in the marketplace for engineers. There are far more startups competing for talent, and established companies beyond the tech world have realized the value of having strong engineering teams. We’ve also seen an increase in the supply of engineers who are looking for jobs. Between students realizing the value of a tech degree, people changing careers, and bootcamps rapidly churning out graduates, the mix of types of people who write software has changed. Most of the people I knew writing software in 2007 had tech or tech-adjacent (math, physics) degrees. These days many teams have a mix of those with tech degrees, those who have switched careers into technology, and even some without degrees at all/

All of this is to say, playing to 2007 nerd stereotypes is not always a good way to build an engineering team in 2017. What DO engineers want? I believe that you have 3 important axes to play with: money, purpose, and respect. Depending on your company, you can lean more on one to cover problems with the others, but you have to find your balance.

Speakers
avatar for Camille Fournier

Camille Fournier

Entrepreneur, Independent
Camille is the former CTO of Rent the Runway, where she led the engineering team until late 2015. She is currently pursuing startup ideas, running seminars on engineering leadership, speaking, and writing. Her upcoming book, "The Manager's Path," will be published by O'Reilly in early... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:35am - 11:55am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

11:55am

Keynote: Collaborative Project Updates: Hyperledger, ONF, OCI, Node.js, OPNFV & JS Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Chris Aniszczyk

Chris Aniszczyk

CTO, Linux Foundation (CNCF)
Chris Aniszczyk is an engineer by trade with a passion for open source and building communities. At Twitter, he created their open source program and led their open source efforts. For many years he served on the Eclipse Foundation's Board of Directors representing the committer community... Read More →
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger
Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since... Read More →
avatar for Jill Lovato

Jill Lovato

PR, Linux Foundation
avatar for Mikeal Rogers

Mikeal Rogers

Communication Manager of the Node.js Foundation, Linux Foundation
Mikeal Rogers is the Community Manager of the Node.js Foundation. He has been heavily involved in Node.js and JavaScript and is the creator of request. He has been a keynote speaker at Node.js Interactive, WebRebels, LXJS, NodeConf EU, JSConf Asia, FullStackFest and has spoken at... Read More →
avatar for Bill Snow

Bill Snow

VP of Engineering, Open Networking Lab


Wednesday February 15, 2017 11:55am - 12:40pm
Grand Sierra Ballroom

12:40pm

Lunch
Wednesday February 15, 2017 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Cascades Restaurant

2:00pm

Open Source is a Team Sport: How to Manage Players With Competing Interest - Heather Kirksey, OPNFV; Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack; & Chris Price, Ericsson

Open Source collaboration is a team sport, comprised of different players with a diverse set of backgrounds. While the end goal is often the same, there can be competing options and routes to achieving those goals. So how do open source projects encourage collaboration, navigate conflicts, focus on the greater good, and instill the trust necessary to work as a team? OPNFV director Heather Kirksey will sit down with OpenStack executive Director Jonathan Bryce and former OPNFV TSC Chair Chris Price to highlight key examples and lessons learned from managing two of the most unique open source projects in market today: OPNFV and OpenStack. OPNFV focuses its work upstream by leveraging existing code from a variety of leading open source projects across compute, storage, and networking in order to build a common NFV reference platform for the industry. In this fireside chat, Jonathan Bryce and Chris Price will explore OpenStack’s approach to working upstream with OPNFV and vice versa, as well as among their own communities to maintain the sportsmanship necessary to advance the industry. 


Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Bryce

Jonathan Bryce

Executive Director, OpenStack Foundation
Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Previously he was a founder of The Rackspace Cloud.He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey had... Read More →
avatar for Jill Lovato

Jill Lovato

PR, Linux Foundation
avatar for Chris Price

Chris Price

President, Ericsson software technology
Christopher Price heads the network architecture and standardization team for Ericsson's IP and Broadband division where he focuses on the development of technology and innovation. Across his career he has worked as an integrator, verification engineer, developer and technical leader... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Sierra A

2:00pm

The (Not So) Simple Case of Attribution License Obligations - Alexios Zavras, Intel
Free and Open Source Software licenses stipulate various obligations upon distribution of the licensed software.
Attribution is generally considered the most basic and the most easily satisfiable requirement.

This talk will challenge this view by showing that simple solutions to attribution obligations might prove to be inadequate and often meticulous process steps are necessary in order to achieve complete compliance. This becomes extremely important in the case of malevolent actors who might argue for license violations.

Faced with this problematic landscape, the talk will present policies that would guarantee fulfillment of the license attribution obligations, regardless of the specific details.
The talk will include real-life examples taken from well-known and widely-used pieces of software that present particular challenges for compliance.

Speakers
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Alexios Zavras

Senior Open Source Compliance Engineer, Intel
Alexios Zavras (zvr) is the Senior Open Source Compliance Engineer of Intel Corp. He has been involved with Free and Open Source Software since 1983, and is an evangelist for all things Open. He has presented in a number of national and international conferences, including past LF... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Monument Peak

2:00pm

2:00pm

Open Source at Scale: 10,000 Engineers and Counting - Jeff McAffer, Microsoft & Jeff Wilcox, Microsoft
Microsoft is on a multi-year journey with open source. We've gone from scattered engagement to literally thousands of developers and projects on GitHub with whole businesses based on open technologies. Along the way we've encountered many opportunities and overcome numerous challenges. In this talk we discuss this journey with an eye towards enabling others to learn our mistakes and our successes, and openning discussions on the approaches of others. We will talk about how we frame the open source discussion in the company and how the policies, processes and tools in the company are being realigned towards collaboration and openness.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff McAffer

Jeff McAffer

Senior Director of Product, Microsoft
I love open source and love bringing more open source to more people and teams. My current role at GitHub fits that perfectly – enabling organizations to engage with open source @ scale. Whether it’s understanding communities and business models, or open source governance and... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Wilcox

Jeff Wilcox

Principal Engineer, Open Source Programs Office, Microsoft
Jeff Wilcox is a software engineer working to drive forward Microsoft's culture and capabilities, currently focused on relentless automation, self-service tooling & company culture. Jeff built the company's self-service GitHub portal and management tools. Previously, Jeff worked... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Sierra C/D

2:00pm

Combining Open Source with Open Standards - Charles Eckel, Cisco
Open source and open standards are uniting to maximize the pace and relevance of both. Standards organization such as IETF and MEF realize that they need to change their mode of operation in order to continue to produce relevant standards in a timely manner. Open source hackathons aimed at producing reference implementations and tools in parallel to the definition of evolving standards is a key way standards organizations are embracing open source. Come learn more about the IETF Hackathons and MEF LSO Hackathons and how open standards and open source are brought together to the benefit of both communities.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Eckel

Charles Eckel

Developer Advocate, Cisco Systems
Charles Eckel is a developer evangelist with a passion for open source and standards. His open source journey began in 1999 as a founding member of Vovida Networks, where he developed some of the industry’s first open source Voice over IP (VoIP) protocol stacks and applications... Read More →



Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Sierra B

2:40pm

Patents: Global Policy Trends - Deb Nicholson, Open Invention Network
In the developer community, nobody cares where their collaborators are physically located. It's a completely different story for legal practitioners and others who look at the licenses, patents and treaties that dictate what's feasible, what's expensive and what's impossible -- or even illegal. Globally, lawmakers, treaty drafters and standards setting organizations entities are seeking to harmonize, standardize and codify the legal structures that govern our interactions. Many of these efforts may be well-intentioned but ultimately hostile to the production and adoption of free and open source software. With a global understanding of current policy trends, the worldwide community of free and software projects and companies will be ready to impactfully address and respond to proposed policy decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Nicholson

Deb Nicholson

Director of Community Outreach, Open Invention Network
Deb Nicholson is a free software policy expert and a passionate community advocate. She is the Community Outreach Director for the Open Invention Network, the world's largest patent non-aggression community which serves Linux, GNU, Android and other key FOSS projects. She’s won... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Grand Sierra A

2:40pm

Making Compliance Easy: Filling in the Missing Pieces - Kate Stewart, The Linux Foundation
From upstreams through the supply chain to consumer products, open source sharing of code has enabled an unprecedented rate of innovation and new products. Complying with the respective open source licenses in the code is not always as easy as picking up the code and integrating it. Frequently licensing information for key software is overlooked or hard to find. Significant progress has been made in the last year to improving this, but there are some gaps still remaining. This talk will review the open source solutions available (and missing) for helping to make licensing compliance and security information more transparent, and able to keep up with the pace of innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart

Sr. Director of Strategic Programs, Linux Foundation
Kate is a Senior Director of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation responsible a portfolio of open source projects and standards. ​​With almost 30 years of experience in the software industry, she has held a variety of roles and worked as a developer in Canada, Australia... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Monument Peak

2:40pm

Open Spaces Unconference Session - Cross Project Interoperability via Continuous Testing & Verification

Do you have:

  • A topic you’d like to discuss with other interested attendees?
  • A project or idea you want to share and get feedback on?
  • Something you’d like to teach other attendees?

You can sign up to lead an open spaces conference session on the large whiteboard located near registration. Choose a time, and a room, and put the information (title and your name) on the card in the slot you would like. 

If there are any questions, please come to the registration desk where a staff member can assist you.  


Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Emigrant Peak

2:40pm

Is HTTP/JSON the Best We Can Do? - Varun Talwar, Google

The biggest issue in changing a monolith into microservices lies in changing the communication pattern. As the industry adopts microservices, the need for an open efficient framework which works well for developers is becoming essential. Enter gRPC. It is an open source project form Google which can make connecting, operating and debugging distributed systems as easy as making local function calls; the framework handles all the complexities normally associated with enforcing strict service contracts, data serialization, efficient network communication, authentications and access control, distributed tracing and so on. Come listen to why gRPC may be a strong foundation for smarter clients and servers in cloud native world than http/json !

 

Varun


Speakers
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Varun Talwar

Product Manager, Google
Varun is the founding product manager for gRPC and Istio at Google Cloud.


Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Grand Sierra C/D

2:40pm

Using Open Source and Open Standards in the Platform Game: War Stories and Lessons Learned - Patrick Chanezon, Docker
Software platforms are a particular case of two-sided markets, where growing the 2 sides of the market at the same time is quite hard, but once established, the network effects accruing to the platform provider provide a solid moat to grow a robust business.
After the meteoric rise the Windows Platform using a proprietary development model in the 90's, in the past 20 years, Open Source and Open Standards proved to be very useful strategic options in the platform game. In this talk I will share my personal experiences in this area about the use of open source and open standards in platforms I have helped create or grow: Sun Portal Server, Google Adwords, OpenSocial, HTML5, Google App Engine, Cloud Foundry, Microsoft Azure, and Docker. I will also cover platforms I have studied, and try to extract some useful lessons and principles that I hope can be useful to other practitioners.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Chanezon

Patrick Chanezon

Chief Developer Advocate, Docker
As the Chief Developer Advocate for Docker, Patrick Chanezon helps drive the direction of the company’s open source projects, acting as an advocate for the developer community to assure that their requirements and issues are addressed in the Docker platform. From 2013 to 2015, he... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Grand Sierra B

3:20pm

Dealing with Open Source in a Large Company - Alexios Zavras & Jessica Marz, Intel
A large company employing thousands of software developers worldwide faces many challenges to consistently manage its use and release of open source software. The underlying compliance requirements of open source software licenses, however, are the same for every organization, regardless of size. This talk will detail some of our experiences with developing and refining practices that address open source compliance issues and are designed to be transparent, repeatable, and scalable. We will describe the evolution of a number of such processes, from inception to present day to planned future enhancements. An essential element is the operation of a board of experts conducting mandatory reviews of a variety of issues pertaining to the release of software containing open source-licensed components. The lessons learned can be applicable to any entity dealing with open source software.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Marz

Jessica Marz

Chief Open Source Compliance Officer, Intel
Jessica Marz works for Intel Corporation's Open Source Technology Center and has been involved in software legal compliance since becoming licensed to practice law. In her current role, she is responsible for defining and managing Intel’s corporate Open Source Software policies... Read More →
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Alexios Zavras

Senior Open Source Compliance Engineer, Intel
Alexios Zavras (zvr) is the Senior Open Source Compliance Engineer of Intel Corp. He has been involved with Free and Open Source Software since 1983, and is an evangelist for all things Open. He has presented in a number of national and international conferences, including past LF... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Grand Sierra A

3:20pm

Keeping the Lawyers Happy, Keeping the Developers Happy, and Making Your Boss Happier - Dave Stokes, Oracle
Your contributors want to contribute but your corporate lawyers want to make sure what they are contributing is the property of the contributors. Your lawyers want to make sure everything is 'legal' and have this wonderful 210 page document they want to be submitted with each line of code. And your bosses want these code gems included ASAP but didn't they see that code someplace else before? Welcome to managing contributions in a big corporation! So what do you do to protect the interests of all concerned (Contributors, Bosses, and Lawyers) while being a very public face to all? This presentation covers how MySQL balances life as a part of Oracle in an Open Source/Open Core/Enterprise world with a regular flow of new contributors, the interests of improving the code base, and risks to all in an every increasing litigious world. And plush fuzzy toys as swag do help!!

Speakers
avatar for David Stokes

David Stokes

MySQL Community Manager, Oracle
Dave Stokes he is the MySQL Community Manager for North America and has been using MySQL for 15 years. Originally he started his computer career on various DEC computers before switching to UNIX/Linux. He was the MySQL Certification manager before the SUN and Oracle takeovers and... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Monument Peak

3:20pm

Open Spaces Unconference Session - Top Graphical Intelligence & Business
Speakers
avatar for Simon Wardley

Simon Wardley

Researcher, Leading Edge Forum
Simon Wardley is a researcher for Leading Edge Forum (LEF), a global research and advisory programme dedicated to helping large organisations reimagine their structure and leadership for a tech-driven future. Simon’s focus is on strategic play, both at an industrial and global level... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Emigrant Peak

3:20pm

SW360 - An Open Component Hub - Steffen Evers, Bosch Software Innovations
SW360 is an open source catalogue for software components that let organizations manage third-party and own software components throughout the entire life cycle. It is built for easy integration with other tools and data sources, such as license scanners, code scanners, static code analysis or build infrastructure.

It's currently an Eclipse incubator project under the EPLv2 (https://www.github.com/sw360), it is highly customizable, let organizations keep their confidential product development data on premises, and prevents them from becoming dependent on a single vendor. Siemens Corporate Technology and Bosch Software Innovations are core contributors to the SW360 project and use it extensively within their respective large engineering organizations.

The audience is everyone who is involved in managing compliance and legal issues in software project and product development (e.g. project leads, architects, compliance officers).

The talk will introduce Open Source tooling for Open Source Management and therefore allows them to reflect on their current practices and possibilities for improvement.

Speakers
avatar for Steffen Evers

Steffen Evers

Director Open Source Services, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH
Steffen Evers leads the "Open Source Services" team of Bosch Software Innovations. The team provides development services for open source software (OSS) that is essential for Bosch. It also consults on strategy, community work, software management and compliance processes in the area... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Grand Sierra C/D

3:20pm

Does Open Source Need SDOs? - Doug Davis, IBM
In the past when it came to standards development traditional standard bodies (SDOs such as ISO and OASIS) led the path through the development of paper standards that would then lead to development efforts to verify the specifications. Today, however, most open source projects are forgoing the SDOs and developing specifications that they then call "standards". What does this mean for SDOs? What about those consumers who demand "official" standards? Is there a path forward? This talk will go into the pros and cons of both worlds and how both have a place going forward.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Davis

Doug Davis

STSM, IBM
Doug works in IBM's Hybrid Cloud division. He's been working on Cloud related technologies for many years and has worked on many of the most popular OSS projects, including OpenStack, CloudFoundry, Docker and Kubernetes. He's currently the OM for Knative, co-chairing the CNCF's Serverless... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Grand Sierra B

3:50pm

Coffee Break, sponsored by IBM
Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:50pm - 4:10pm
Foyer

4:10pm

Open Source Business Models Redux - Stephen Walli, Docker Inc.
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.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen R Walli

Stephen R Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Stephen is a principal program manager working in the Azure team at Microsoft. Prior to that he was a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Stephen has been a technical executive, a founder, a writer, a systems developer, a software construction geek, and a standards... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Grand Sierra A

4:10pm

How to Keep Developers Happy and Lawyers Calm - Rod Cope, Rogue Wave Software
The initial step in helping make sure teams are in compliance with open source licenses is education. Attendees can expect to learn how to educate developers and managers on the differences between copyleft and permissive licenses, the inherent risks associated with non-compliance, and see real examples of how licensing risks are introduced into organizations and their consequences. The goal is to provide concrete steps towards development teams adopting a vested interest in paying attention to what open source they download and how it's used. 

Speakers
avatar for Rod Cope

Rod Cope

CTO, Rogue Wave Software
Rod Cope is the CTO of Rogue Wave Software, which he joined through the acquisition of OpenLogic. He was the CTO and Founder of OpenLogic where he helped enterprises adopt and manage open source software. Previously in his 25+ year software career, he worked at IBM, IBM Global Services... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Monument Peak

4:10pm

Open Spaces Unconference Session - Open Source, Open Access, Open Science

Do you have:

  • A topic you’d like to discuss with other interested attendees?
  • A project or idea you want to share and get feedback on?
  • Something you’d like to teach other attendees?

You can sign up to lead an open spaces conference session on the large whiteboard located near registration. Choose a time, and a room, and put the information (title and your name) on the card in the slot you would like. 

If there are any questions, please come to the registration desk where a staff member can assist you.  


Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Emigrant Peak

4:10pm

Running a Successful Open Source Project - Gunnar Wagenknecht, Salesforce & Wayne Beaton, Eclipse Foundation
An open source project is more than just a code repository. If you want to be more than a single-developer project in an obscure corner of the world, you need to build community around the code. But building communities of users, adopters, and developers requires planning and work. In this session, we’ll talk about the sorts of things that you need to think about: license selection, finding and connecting with your community, courting contributors and contributions, trademarks, intellectual property management, contributor agreements, whether or not you should consider moving the project to a foundation, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Gunnar Wagenknecht

Gunnar Wagenknecht

Software Specialist, Salesforce
Technology enthusiast, world traveler, open source believer and dad. Addicted 2 DIY.


Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Grand Sierra C/D

4:10pm

Panel Discussion: How Open Source is Reshaping Standardization - Thomas Li, Huawei; Pascal Menzes, MEF; David Rudin, Microsoft; Ildikó Váncsa, OpenStack Foundation; Steven Wright, AT&T
Networking and telecommunications technology adoption has been traditionally driven by standardization, which meticulously specified detailed requirements because of the high-cost of productization. Conventional methods prove to be infeasible to standardize software-based functionality, considering the complexity and scope.

This panel discussion addresses why open source will play a vital role in technical standardization in the cloud era. Our panelists consist of experts who are actively participating in SDOs and open source projects, who will reveal how open source is transforming the standardization process to accelerate the entire technology adoption lifecycle.

Moderators
avatar for Marc Cohn

Marc Cohn

VP Network Strategy, The Linux Foundation
Marc is Vice President of Network Strategy for The Linux Foundation, based in Silicon Valley. In this role, Marc is responsible for forging a network vision and strategy for the open source networking projects spanning The Linux Foundation and the entire SDN/NFV community. Marc has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Li Li

Li Li

VP, Standardization & Industry, Huawei
Li Li (Thomas Li) received his Bachelor’s degree of radio technologies from Xi’an Jiaotong University, and his Master of Business Administrations from Tsing Hua University. He has worked at Huawei for 21 years, with broad standards experiences in many SDOs like IEEE, 3GPP, IETF... Read More →
avatar for Pascal Menezes

Pascal Menezes

CTO, MEF
Pascal serves as CTO and Advisory Director for MEF and is a former Principal at Microsoft Skype for Business Global Carrier Group. Pascal is a proven technology thought leader, sales evangelist, product manager and seasoned IP architect with close to 30 years of experience in internetworking... Read More →
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David Rudin

Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
David Rudin, Assistant General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation, is founder and President of the Joint Development Foundation, which enables groups to quickly establish and operate lightweight collaborations to develop technical specifications, standards, and source code.
avatar for Ildiko Vancsa

Ildiko Vancsa

Ecosystem Technical Lead, OpenStack Foundation
Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest, where she was focusing on areas like system management... Read More →
avatar for Steven Wright

Steven Wright

Lead MTS, AT&T
Steven Wright is a Lead Member of Technical Staff with AT&T where I convert challenges at the intersection of business, technology and law into opportunities. I am most excited when I have the opportunity to negotiate industry technology agreements that enable new ecosystems. The... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:10pm - 5:20pm
Grand Sierra B

4:50pm

Insider Truth in Developer Ecosystems - Christoph Lameter, Jump Trading
Developer communities are social entities and they behave in many ways according to what we know of Anthropology. There is a large body of research in that area that may be applicable to online communities of developers. Another classic area of knowledge is philosophy of science which investigates the underpinnings of knowledge as well as the processes that led us to advances in science. Developer communities are frequently in a mode of discovery that is also not unlike the classic scientific endeavors.

This talk tries to build the bridge between anthropology, philosophy of science and attempts to come to an understanding of how our developer communities function and why they are effective. This may lead to insights that help us improve how these communities work and avoid dysfunctional behavior that sometimes creeps in.

Speakers
avatar for Christoph Lameter

Christoph Lameter

R&D Team Lead, Jump Trading LLC
Christoph Lameter is working as a lead in research and development for Jump Trading LLC (an algorithmic trading company) in Chicago and maintains the slab allocators and the per cpu subsystems in the Linux Kernel. He contributed to a number of Linux projects since the initial kernel... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Grand Sierra A

4:50pm

Leveraging Open Source Market Intelligence to Effectively Inform Open Source Strategy - Jose Miguel Parrella, Microsoft
The open source industry landscape changes rapidly, fueled by massive adoption, sprawling technology base and stakeholder expansion. Conventional approaches to MI/CI are rapidly becoming insufficient to inform and drive open source strategy, leaving organizations with inadequate signals to act such as installed base data insights or limited competitive comparisons. In this session, Jose Miguel Parrella will share how Microsoft leverages the open source industry market intelligence (which, in turn, is mostly open source in nature) to inform multiple stakeholders and drive forward Azure's open source go-to-market strategy. This includes signal sources, processes, prioritization and communication, and a summary of the underlying trends in the cloud space for 2017.

Speakers
avatar for Jose Miguel Parrella

Jose Miguel Parrella

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Jose Miguel is an open source enthusiast with over 15 years of experience with Linux as a sysadmin, solutions architect and Debian Developer. He joined Microsoft in 2010 to work on open source technologies and is part of the Azure team, sitting right where Linux and the cloud meet... Read More →



Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Monument Peak

4:50pm

4:50pm

Enabling Developers While Managing Risk: Disney's Open Source Journey - Nigel Simpson, The Walt Disney Company
Enabling Developers While Managing Risk: Disney's Open Source Journey (Nigel Simpson, The Walt Disney Company) – How do you resolve the conflict between managing risk from the use of open source, and enabling developers to be productive open source citizens? In this presentation, Nigel Simpson will explain how he established Disney’s Open Source Governance Program with developer enablement and risk management in harmony. Nigel will describe an operational model for building consensus across stakeholders in a distributed enterprise with different and sometimes conflicting goals. Attendees will learn how to apply the operational model in their enterprises.

Speakers
avatar for Nigel Simpson

Nigel Simpson

Director, Tech Strategy & Architecture, The Walt Disney Company
Nigel Simpson is Director of Tech Strategy & Architecture at The Walt Disney Company. As a leader in Disney’s Enterprise Architecture group, Nigel has technical purview across Disney’s business units. Nigel leads strategic initiatives focused on technology strategy, future... Read More →


Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:50pm - 5:20pm
Grand Sierra C/D

6:00pm

6:00pm

6:00pm

6:00pm

9:00pm

After Hours
Wednesday February 15, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Cascades Restaurant
 
Thursday, February 16
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Thursday February 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Foyer

8:00am

Registration
Thursday February 16, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
Foyer

9:00am

Keynote: Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble - Dan Lyons, Fortune Columnist & Author

For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession -- until one Friday morning he received a phone call and learned that his job no longer existed. Then an idea hit: Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a hot startup in Boston, offered Dan a pile of stock options and the chance to pursue his start-up dream. What could go wrong? In a word, everything. In this talk Dan tells the uproarious tale of his less-than-triumphant attempt to start a new career in his fifties -- and shares a few thoughts about what's gone wrong with the tech industry during the second dotcom bubble.


Speakers
avatar for Dan Lyons

Dan Lyons

Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, Fortune Columnist
Dan Lyons’s latest book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, became an instant New York Timesbest-seller when it was published in April 2016. The Los Angeles Times called it “the best book about Silicon Valley today.”Dan writes a monthly column for Fortune magazine... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:20am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

9:20am

Keynote: Linux and Open Source Software: Applying the Learnings of the Past to the Future - Al Gillen, Group Vice President, Software Development and Open Source, IDC

This presentation will take a look at historical IDC data showing the growth and adoption of Linux, and will use that data along with more recent research to illustrate how the much larger portfolio of open source software will likely progress and see widespread adoption going forward.


Speakers
avatar for Al Gillen

Al Gillen

Analyst, IDC
As Group Vice President, Software Development and Open Source, Al Gillen oversees IDC's software development research portfolio. Research disciplines in this group include developer research covering census, demographics and developer activities; platform and cloud application services... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 9:20am - 9:40am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

9:40am

Keynote: How Cross-Foundation Collaboration is a Win for Open Source - Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
The newly announced Open Service Broker API is a collaboration between Cloud Foundry Foundation and Cloud Native Computing Foundation, based on a shared vision of the simplest, most elegant solution for developers, ISVs and SaaS vendors. This type of collaborative project helps to expand the ecosystem, enriches the developer experience and exemplifies the collaborative, forward-looking ideology of open source.

In this keynote address, Abby Kearns will take us through the original implementation of the API, the revelation of its v2 iteration and how the excitement in the Cloud Foundry community and subsequent proliferation of service broker implementations spearheaded large cloud providers (such as Google, Microsoft) to expose native platform capabilities via the API. Due to the exploding interest in integration with Cloud Foundry and adoption of the Service Broker API, the Foundation created this cross-foundation working group to leverage this technology to benefit the industry as a whole.

In the spirit of open source, the Cloud Foundry Foundation has worked in conjunction with multiple organizations to reach as many developers as possible in a benevolently expanding ecosystem. This is the best-possible use case for the proliferation of foundations in the past 24 months. These organizations exist to collaborate and solve the technology industry’s hardest problems.  

Speakers
avatar for Abby Kearns

Abby Kearns

Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
Abby is a true tech veteran, with an 18 year career spanning product marketing, product management and consulting at a mix of Fortune 500 and startup companies. As the first fellow at Cloud Foundry Foundation and VP of Strategy, Abby was responsible for structuring and executing operational... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 9:40am - 10:00am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

10:00am

Keynote: Creative Approaches To Diversity - Katharina Borchert, Chief Innovation Officer, Mozilla

Diversity as survival strategy: we need to be deliberate about it, and create space for the coming wave of hackers and entrepreneurs

If the open source movement of 20 years ago was about “taking down big software”, it gave rise to “big Internet” and much of the hacker culture we still see today.

It’s important to think about who was able to participate in open source in this period: overwhelmingly white middle class men in their mid 20s with decent access to required technology and few other commitments. This had implications for the overall culture of the movement. To this day, diversity and inclusion are down.

We take two approaches to this problem: we need to be deliberate about community norms. You don’t have to concern yourself with the morality of diversity to think that managing communications to keep people engaged in your project is good business. A great example is the FOSS Heartbeat project. Secondly, we need to create spaces for the hackers of the future. They are not going to look like us, and they will reject rules imposed by us. 


Speakers
avatar for Katharina Borchert

Katharina Borchert

Chief Open Innovation Officer, Mozilla, Mozilla
As Mozilla’s Chief Open Innovation Officer, Katharina Bochert serves as the senior executive broadly responsible for open innovation, in terms of our community management, participation systems, and non-commercial partnerships with organizations to advance product, technology and... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:20am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

10:20am

Keynote: Collaborative Project Updates: ODP, CNCF, OpenSwitch & CII
Speakers
avatar for Neela Jacques

Neela Jacques

Executive Director, OpenDaylight Project
A 20-year veteran of the tech industry, Neela Jacques brings a wealth of business, product and open source experience to his role at OpenDaylight executive director. He has taken OpenDaylight from a nascent project to a vibrant, growing open source community quickly becoming the de... Read More →
avatar for Dan Kohn

Dan Kohn

Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Dan is Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus. He also helped create the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative as an industry-wide response to the security vulnerabilities demonstrated by Heartbleed.He previously served as CTO of several startups, including Spreemo, a healthcare marketplace, and Shopbeam, a shoppable ads company. Earlier, he was a general partner at Skymoon Ventures, a seed-stage... Read More →
avatar for Nicko van Someren

Nicko van Someren

CTO, Linux Foundation
Nicko is The Linux Foundation’s chief technology officer focused on the Core Infrastructure Initiative and other security-focused efforts at the organization. He has extensive experience across the security and networking industries. Most recently, he was the chief technology officer... Read More →
avatar for Glenn Sullivan

Glenn Sullivan

Co-founder, SnapRoute
Glenn Sullivan co-founded SnapRoute in August 2015, where he is responsible for product direction by advocating for the end-user. Glenn’s experience as an operator of hyperscale data center networks, along with a strong background of technical support gives him a unique skill set... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 10:20am - 10:40am
Grand Sierra Ballroom

10:40am

Coffee Break
Thursday February 16, 2017 10:40am - 11:20am
Foyer

11:00am

SPDX Meeting - Open to All Attendees
We invite all attendees to join us throughout the day. The schedule includes:

11am - 12pm
Matt GermonprezUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha
Matt will be presenting survey results on use of SPDX. UNO has been doing interviews with SPDX users and will present the results of their research on what's working, what's not. This is to set context for brainstorming on ways to help adoption of SPDX,  discuss the issues, and possible solutions.

12pm - 12:30pm
Jilayne Lovejoy, ARM
Jilayne will discuss the status of XML tooling for license list and discussion of next steps needed.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch Break 

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Mark Gisi, Wind River
License expression – Review of status, and overview of problems to be tackled in 2017.

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gary O'Neall, Source Auditor Inc.
Git plugin tooling and other tool roadmaps  – Discuss scope of request to generate SPDX documents directly from GIT with a GIT plugin, which existing tools can be leveraged and plan.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Yev Bronshteyn, Black Duck Software
Future File formats supported by SPDX.   Yev will provide some examples of different formats based on an updated set of SPDX tools (JSON, TURTLE, …). This is to provide context for further discussions on this in 2017 and do some prelinary brainstorming on what will help the community. 

Thursday February 16, 2017 11:00am - 4:00pm
Castle Peak B

11:20am

Balancing Company and Community to Build Better Open Source - Jono Bacon, Leading Community Manager & Author
With open source playing a larger and larger role in companies, an interesting problem has presented itself. How do you connect your internal goals in your company with the external dynamics of an open source community? Get it right and you get great engineering, community relations, and growth. Get it wrong and you can alienate both your employees and community members.

In this new presentation from leading community strategist and manager, Jono Bacon, he will present a set of proven methodologies for getting this balance right. He will cover how to structure your teams for external engagement, building strategy in conjunction with community needs/drivers, gathering and acting on feedback effectively, building relationships both internally and externally, tracking the success of this work, and how to manage conflict, consternation, and coups.

Overall this presentation will provide a practical framework for getting this balance right, building trust in your employees and community members, and building a fruitful relationship for everyone involved.

Speakers
JB

Jono Bacon

Consultant, Jono Bacon Consulting
Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, author, and podcaster. He is the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting which provides community strategy/execution, developer workflow, and other services. He also previously served as director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
Grand Sierra C/D

11:20am

Open Source Communities are Good For Business - Jonas Rosland, {code} by Dell EMC
Open source thrives because of it's communities and all the people involved, so why shouldn't your business? In this session, Jonas Rosland will cover how {code} by Dell EMC engage with and build open source communities to enable both online and offline collaboration while also having core business goals in mind.

Speakers
JR

Jonas Rosland

Open Source Community Manager, {code} by Dell EMC
Jonas Rosland is a community builder, open source advocate, blogger and speaker at many open source focused events. As Open Source Community Manager at {code} by Dell EMC, he is responsible for the growth and prosperity of the {code} Community.


Thursday February 16, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
Monument Peak

11:20am

Gaining Power and Influence in an Open Source Community - Phil Robb, OpenDaylight
Technical leadership roles are traditionally easier to define in more closed, proprietary environments, often with one person or small group leading the charge (or, alternatively, held responsible when things south). But what does leadership look like in an open source project? With so many different people and organizations, how do leaders emerge and what does it take to become influential? In this presentation, Senior Technical for OpenDaylight, Phil Robb shares insights and best practices. Phil will also talk about the pros and cons of different investments, 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.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Robb

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 →


Thursday February 16, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
Grand Sierra B

11:20am

From Docker, to Kubernetes, to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation - Open Containers & Community - Jeff Borek, IBM & Patrick Chanezon, Docker
As open source continues to drive innovation in IT, open governance becomes imperative. Containers remain a hot topic for both developers and data center operators, and new project and communities are forming to help ensure that end-users will have options and choice as they increase their use of hybrid cloud computing. For example, Kubernetes is an open source project for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications and the first project of the CNCF. Join this session to hear about the importance of both the OCI and the CNCF - to create open industry standards around containers (formats and runtime), and container orchestration.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Borek

Jeff Borek

WW Program Dir, Open Tech & Partnerships, IBM
Jeffrey Borek, WW Program Director, IBM - is a senior technology and communications executive with over twenty years of leadership and technical experience in the Software, Telecommunications, and Information Technology/Consulting industries. He is currently the ecosystem development... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Chanezon

Patrick Chanezon

Chief Developer Advocate, Docker
As the Chief Developer Advocate for Docker, Patrick Chanezon helps drive the direction of the company’s open source projects, acting as an advocate for the developer community to assure that their requirements and issues are addressed in the Docker platform. From 2013 to 2015, he... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
Grand Sierra A

12:00pm

Best Practices for Maintaining an OSS Project in Github - Owen Buckley, Kenzan
There is no doubt that Github is the primary destination for open source development and distribution on the web. Over time though, it has become more than just a GUI on-top of Git, and the Github platform now offers many helpful and powerful services and features that can help maintainers of OSS projects provide a more useful, transparent, and open experience for their project and their community. This presentation will talk through some of the best practices that can help make an OSS project successful and inspire community participation and contribution.

Speakers
avatar for Owen Buckley

Owen Buckley

Director of Engineering, Kenzan
Owen Buckley is a Director of Engineering for Kenzan, a software development company headquartered in Pawtucket, RI. Leading teams of developers, PMs, and technical architectes, Owen specializes in front-end architectures and build tooling, guiding projects through the SDLC, client... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Grand Sierra C/D

12:00pm

New Node.js, Who Dis?: It Takes a Global Village to Raise a Community - Tracy Hinds, Node.js Foundation

The power of asking for help and making space(or getting barriers out of the way) for those who have the energy and enthusiasm to help, that’s a power of Node.js and its community. That’s the story and fellowship we are working to protect as the ecosystem grows. Node.js is 7 years old now. Tracy Hinds will share the history of the Node.js community, its legacy, how flawed we are in our efforts to grow a high velocity OSS project, and how every facet of the project is stepping up in order to make these changes lessons for other OSS communities.


Speakers
avatar for Tracy Hinds

Tracy Hinds

Director, Community Committee, Node.js Foundation
Tracy is the Head of Platform at Samsung NEXT International, and the Node.js Community Committee director on the Node.js Foundation Board by most other hours–she loves people as much as code. She's constantly scheming about the next conference she’s organizing and talking tech... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Monument Peak

12:00pm

Aim to Be an Open Source Zero - Guy Martin, Autodesk
Getting started in open source communities can be daunting, which can lead to people (and companies) over-compensating to try to prove their inherent value to a project. This talk applies lessons in space travel from Col. Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut and former International Space Station commander, to getting started in open source, specifically, his ‘Aim to Be a Zero’ philosophy.

In this talk, Guy Martin will share the details of this philosophy, his experience with it, and its application to successful open source participation, particularly important as contributions from corporations grow. By applying these ideas as a basis for their successful participation in open source communities, companies can avoid the mistake of being too heavy-handed in an effort to prove their worth, and instead, grow their participation from a foundation of competence.


Speakers
avatar for Guy Martin

Guy Martin

Director - Open@ADSK, Autodesk, Inc.
Guy Martin is Director of Open at Autodesk, responsible for overseeing the company's open source strategy, execution and collaborative projects, as well as representing the company in open source communities and organizations. He has over two decades of experience in the software... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Grand Sierra B

12:00pm

Civil Infrastructure Platform: A Collective Industry Effort for Maintaining Linux Kernel for 20+ Years - Noriaki Fukuyasu, The Linux Foundation & Agustin Benito Bethencourt, Codethink
The Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) is an effort to develop a super long-term supported (SLTS) open source "base layer" for industrial grade software. In this talk, Noriaki Fukuyasu will explain about the reason why the industry needed this effort, then describe the current development status of the SLTS kernel and testing environment. Nori will specifically take some time to explain the development policy and process of the SLTS (Super Long Term Support) Kernel by CIP. 

Speakers
avatar for Agustín Benito Bethencourt

Agustín Benito Bethencourt

Principal Consultant, Codethink Ltd
Bachelor degree in Applied Physics and Master in Training. Agustin Benito Bethencourt has experience as entrepreneur, executive, IT director, product owner and consultant, in the FLOSS space. Currently he is Principal Consultant at Codethink Ltd. Beyond helping customers to create... Read More →
avatar for Nori Fukuyasu

Nori Fukuyasu

Vice President of Japan Operations, The Linux Foundation
Noriaki is the Vice President of Japan Operations for The Linux Foundation. Prior to joining The Linux Foundation, he led the international business for a leading Japanese Linux distributor, Turbolinux, Inc., as Director of International Business. He also served as the CEO of Zend... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Grand Sierra A

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday February 16, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Cascades Restaurant

2:00pm

Project Best Practices - Dan Kohn, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
CNCF is one of the newest Linux Foundation projects, but that has enabled to learn from others and try to crystallize a series of best practies. These range from separating the technical and business boards, to lowering prices to bring in more end users, to using marketing automation on email lists, into how we take a largely hands off approach to the governance of our individual projects. This talk will review those best practices, contrast them with other organizations --- including the Apache Software Foundation and OpenStack -- and discuss lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Kohn

Dan Kohn

Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Dan is Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus. He also helped create the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative as an industry-wide response to the security vulnerabilities demonstrated by Heartbleed.He previously served as CTO of several startups, including Spreemo, a healthcare marketplace, and Shopbeam, a shoppable ads company. Earlier, he was a general partner at Skymoon Ventures, a seed-stage... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Sierra C/D

2:00pm

How Open Source Can Get in the Way of an M&A Deal - Nithya Ruff, Comcast & Gil Yehuda, Yahoo
When companies get acquired, few people think about open source until the deal is in process. During diligence, open source becomes a surprising priority raising issue that can impact the deal. We will discuss how companies prepare for code compliance and audits. We’ll cover auditing software, differing policies and tricks to reduce the risk of breaking a good deal. We’ll share plenty of examples of what you need to do before, during, and after the deal.

Speakers
avatar for Nithya Ruff

Nithya Ruff

Head, OSPO, Comcast, Comcast
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Practice. She is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. Prior to this, she started and grew Western Digital’s Open Source Strategy Office. She first glimpsed the... Read More →
avatar for Gil Yehuda

Gil Yehuda

Sr. Director of Open Source, Yahoo Inc.
Gil Yehuda is the Sr. Director of Open Source and Standards at Yahoo Inc. where he manages the policies, processes, and relationships with organizations, foundations, and projects in the Open Source and Standards area. Prior to joining Yahoo, Gil was a Senior Analyst at Forrester... Read More →



Thursday February 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Monument Peak

2:00pm

How to Deliver High Quality Commercial Products with Open Source Software - Greg Olson & Bill Weinberg, The Linux Foundation

Open Source Software provides the basis for vibrant commerce driven by a range of business models.  But whether you are building with, for or on open source software, the process of selecting, integrating, delivering and supporting OSS-based products and services can present myriad challenges.  This session will focus on how organizations meet the challenges of productization and product life-cycles as they intersect with releases and dynamics of open source projects and communities.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Olson

Greg Olson

Sr. Director, Open Source Consulting, The Linux Foundation
Greg Olson has over 30 years of software industry experience in engineering, marketing and business development and executive management. As a consultant he has worked with over 350 companies to develop Open Source business, technology and community strategies and Open Source management... Read More →
avatar for Bill Weinberg

Bill Weinberg

Sr. Director and Analyst, Open Source Strategy, The Linux Foundation
Bill Weinberg brings three decades of open source, embedded/mobile, communications, and other technology experience to his role. Bill’s career includes industry consortia and standards bodies - he served as GM of the Linux Phone Standards Forum (LiPS), and as Senior Analyst and... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Sierra B

2:00pm

OPEN-O Project Update - Chris Donley, OPEN-O Technical Steering Committee

 


Speakers
avatar for Chris Donley

Chris Donley

Sr Director Open Source Ecosystems, Huawei
Chris Donley serves as Senior Director, Open Source Ecosystems at Huawei. He is providing open source leadership in several Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network function Virtualization (NfV) initiatives, including ONAP and OPNFV. He previously served as Director, Virtualization... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Sierra A

2:40pm

Standards and Open Source - Erik Riedel, Dell EMC & Mark Carlson, Toshiba
Speakers
avatar for Mark Carlson

Mark Carlson

Principal Engineer, CoChair SNIA TC, Toshiba Memory
Co-Chair SNIA Technical Council Co-chair Object Drive TWG Co-chair Cloud Storage TWG Principal Engineer, Industry Standards at Toshiba, has more than 35 years of experience with Networking and Storage development and more than 18 years experience with Java technology. Mark was one... Read More →
avatar for Erik Riedel

Erik Riedel

Sr Director, Engineering, Dell EMC
Erik Riedel is Senior Director, Technology & Architecture for Dell EMC, responsible for the hardware & platform software scale-out object storage. Erik has been involved in scalable object storage and open source since graduate school. Before Dell EMC (8 yrs), Erik worked at Seagate... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Grand Sierra C/D

2:40pm

Community Dashboards for Linux Foundation Projects: From Open to Inner Source Metrics - Jesus Gonzalez-Barahona & Daniel Izquierdo, Bitergia

Over the past few years, several community dashboards have been deployed for Linux Foundation projects, such as the one for OPNFV (https://opnfv.biterg.io/), or a new dashboard for LF projects (http://linuxfoundation.biterg.io), which will be presented in this talk for the first time. The talk will briefly explain these dashboards, how to use and interpret them, and will showcase some interesting facts raised by the data they provide.

In addition, inner source is becoming a potential solution to scale agile-based companies and an alternative way of introducing the basic concepts of open source communities idiosyncrasy into large software development teams. This second part of the talk will provide a view of how success is measured in open source communities as lessons learned from the open source world and how this can be applied when inner-sourcing.

In both cases, inner source and open source, the tooling and infrastructure is pretty similar, while goals are different. This talk will stress the point of understanding what and how to measure in those different contexts.


Speakers
avatar for Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona

Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona

Co-Founder, Bitergia
I'm one of the founders of Bitergia, the software development analytics company, and associate professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. I've been working in quantitative empirical analysis of FOSS development for years, participating in several international R&D projects. I'm currently... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Izquierdo

Daniel Izquierdo

Chief Data Officer, Bitergia, InnerSourceCommons community
Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar is a researcher and one of the founders of Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open source ecosystems. Currently holding the position of Chief Data Officer, he is focused on the quality of the data, research of new metrics, analysis and... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Monument Peak

2:40pm

FOSS and the Enterprise: Now What? - Mitch Pirtle, Capital One
Engineers are having more trouble determining the difference between contributions to FOSS projects and regular work; with both employers and FOSS projects having equal difficulty keeping separated. Add the growing Polyglot Enterprise into the mix for good measure - and an overwhelming glut of tools, languages, frameworks, and philosophies - and the ride gets pretty bumpy.

What does 2017 look like? What can FOSS organizers, the enterprise, and engineers all do to keep the ride smooth?

Mitch leans on his experience with founding and forking major FOSS projects, integrating with large enterprise, and contributing to public and private projects.

Speakers
avatar for Mitch Pirtle

Mitch Pirtle

Tech Fellow, Capital One
Coming to CapitalOne from the startup scene, Mitch has been founding companies and FOSS projects for over two decades. His entrepreneurial involvement includes Apple, Sun, Sequent (now IBM), ClassMates,com, Starbucks, Microsoft, MTV, Food Networks, Gilt, National Geographic, Sesame... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Grand Sierra B

2:40pm

3:20pm

Roles, Responsibilities, and Emerging Leaders in Collaborative Projects - Jeff Osier-Mixon, Intel Corporation / Yocto Project
What, or whom, does it take to run a successful open source project? The Linux Foundation lives on the forefront of collaboration in software development, and nowhere is this more evident than in the Foundation's Collaborative Projects. Balancing the principles of open source with resources from the corporate world, each project has a unique set of needs, resources, and values. The lineup of roles in each project is similar, but how those responsibilities are met is a puzzle.

I have worked with community managers in many different spheres and seen the puzzle take shape, often with leaders emerging from unexpected places. This presentation describes the basic responsibilities needed for open source projects, the roles that normally fill them, and the "gap filling" roles that also appear that can help point toward those emerging leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Osier-Mixon

Jeffrey Osier-Mixon

Program Manager, The Linux Foundation
Jefro worked as a technical writer and developer in both software and hardware for more than 20 years, focused on open source since 1992, and he has been a leader in Linux Foundation projects since 2011. He is currently a program manager at Linux Foundation helping to make open source... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Grand Sierra C/D

3:20pm

The Evolution of Chat: Growing Your Community with Twitter - Jason Hibbets, Red Hat
Do you want more engaged and active followers as part of your open source community? Twitter chats can be a great way to drive engagement--if you're talking about the right topics with the right people. A small team at Red Hat planned and executed a 7-week sprint that involved community discussions using Twitter chats. Find out the techniques we used for building engagement, the best practices we discovered, some of our failures, and how we measured success. We continued this effort by hosting monthly Twitter chats.

This session include a live demonstration of running a Twitter chat. Knowledge of Twitter and Twitter terminology is helpful.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hibbets

Jason Hibbets

Senior community architect, Red Hat
Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat. He is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager and can be found on Twitter: @jhibbets.Jason is the author of a book called The foundation for an open source city--a resource for cities and communities interested... Read More →



Thursday February 16, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Monument Peak

3:20pm

Taking PBS Pro Open Source: From Crazy Decision to Early Operational Success - Dr. Bill Nitzberg, PBS Works @ Altair Engineering
The PBS Pro workload manager focuses on high-performance computing (HPC), a small but influential sector of the overall IT space. The software was born at NASA Ames Research Center in the early 1990s, commercialized and acquired by Altair in the early 2000s, and, by the 2010s, became one of the top tools for HPC job scheduling and workload management.

Altair announced the bold (crazy?) decision to release PBS Pro as Open Source in November 2015, and made good on the promise in June 2016. This talk dives deep into the decision process (hint: not everyone was excited), the business and operational issues that had to be addressed (hint, many, many issues and a lot of effort), and the early outcome (hint: overall positive, and still a work in progress).

Speakers
avatar for Bill Nitzberg

Bill Nitzberg

CTO, PBS Works, Enterprise
Dr. Bill Nitzberg is the CTO of PBS Works at Altair Engineering, Inc. With over 25 years in the computer industry, spanning software development to high-performance computing research, Dr. Nitzberg is an internationally recognized expert in parallel and distributed computing. Dr... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Grand Sierra B

3:20pm

OpenDaylight + Professional Open Source: A Roadmap - Neela Jacques, OpenDaylight
Open Source and Open Standards are inspiring and enabling new technological breakthroughs, with groups such as OpenDaylight, OPNFV, ONF, ETSI and others pioneering the way forward. Enterprises, carriers, web-scale, academia, financial service and other organizations are increasingly asking for solutions based on open source and open standards with varying results. The industry is clearly going through a major transition with the challenge of aligning approaches and the cultural evolutions that need to occur to make open source successful across stakeholders. OpenDaylight Executive Director, Neela Jacques, will provide insight into the successes and challenges OpenDaylight, one of the first Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects. At nearly four years in, OpenDaylight’s framework can prove insightful for both new and seasoned veterans of open source.

Speakers
avatar for Neela Jacques

Neela Jacques

Executive Director, OpenDaylight Project
A 20-year veteran of the tech industry, Neela Jacques brings a wealth of business, product and open source experience to his role at OpenDaylight executive director. He has taken OpenDaylight from a nascent project to a vibrant, growing open source community quickly becoming the de... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Grand Sierra A

4:00pm

Using Community Metrics to Evaluate the Health of Your Open Source Projects - Ray Paik, The Linux Foundation
Open source projects today involve hundreds or even thousands of developers around the world working on dozens of sub-projects. In this session, Ray will discuss how Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV) has been using the community dashboard (https://opnfv.biterg.io/) to track developers’ contribution both in terms of code and community support. Ray will also discuss how OPNFV is starting to use the dashboard data to track individual sub-projects’ health and future plans for OPNFV community metrics. 

Speakers
RP

Ray Paik

Operations Manager, Linux Foundation
Ray Paik works at the Linux Foundation and has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the OPNFV community since its launch in 2014. He has over 15 years of experience in the hi-tech industry in roles ranging from software engineer, product manager, program manager, account... Read More →


Thursday February 16, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Monument Peak

4:00pm

Open Source Governance Models: From BDFL to Consensus Seeking - Myles Borins, Google
This session will use the story of Node.js to discuss the positive and negative aspects of a variety of open source governance models. Prior to the fork Node.js was run using a Benevolent Dictator for Life model. After merging with io.js the project adopted a distributed consensus model for landing all changes and governance.

The project has seen a resurgence in contribution in the new model, but it is not without it's own problems. The sessions will examine the reality of these different models and lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Myles Borins

Myles Borins

Developer Advocate, Google
Myles Borins is a developer, musician, artist, and maker They work for Google as a developer advocate serving the Node.js ecosystem Myles cares about the open web and healthy communities


Thursday February 16, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Grand Sierra B

4:00pm

R. Consortium - First Year Update - David Smith, R. Consortium
The R Consortium, a nonprofit organized under the Linux Foundation with the mission to provide support for the R language, the R Foundation and the R Community, has recently completed its first year of operation. In this relatively short time, the R Consortium has already provided substantial funding for infrastructure related projects that are benefiting large portions of the R Community. These include the R-Hub build system, the effort to develop a unified distributed computing interface for R, the DBI project to improve database interfaces, the initiative to bring simple features to R, and more.

In this talk we will describe the mission and organization of the R Consortium, its rational for selecting projects and elaborate on the idea of an expanded sense of infrastructure that includes community projects, education and support for R user groups. We will also discuss how the data science fueled growth of the R language is likely to affect the R Consortium.

Speakers
avatar for David Smith

David Smith

Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
Ask me about R at Microsoft, the R Consortium, or the Revolutions blog.



Thursday February 16, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Grand Sierra A
 
Friday, February 17
 

9:30am

Post-Summit Resort Activities
Due to overnight weather conditions, the snowshoe and cross-country skiing trails will be closed this morning as the trails are unsafe due to large areas of standing water throughout the trails.  Therefore, Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing will not be available as an activity today.  

If you would still like to participate in activities, you will have two options this morning between 9:30a-12:00p:

1. Sledding - Please proceed to the Recreation Department to pick up your sled.
2. Broomball on the Skating Rink - Please check in with the Recreation Department to collect equipment for broomball*Note, the skating rink is NOT skateable - however, the ice is currently perfect for a game of broomball.

Directions to the Recreation Department: From the Lobby, take the stairs down to the meeting level, make a right at the bottom of the stairs, proceed out the glass doors and walk under the waterfall.  Enter the building through the next set of glass doors and walk down the stairs to the recreation department.

Should you have any questions or need assistance finding the Recreation Department - please visit the hotel front desk or concierge.

Friday February 17, 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resort at Squaw Creek