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The OpenStack Summit, November 5-8, 2013 brings together the brightest technical minds to discuss the future of cloud computing. With OpenStack software quickly gaining adoption around the world, the Summit will feature case studies, visionary keynotes, hands-on workshops and technical sessions for cloud operators and developers. Register NOW.
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Wednesday, November 6 • 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Creating a Culture of Contribution

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In this presentation, I'll talk about building a culture of contribution within your organization. I'll cover important aspects, such as:

  • the business case for contributing to OpenStack (or other open source applications) getting the Legal team to agree to the contributors license agreement
  • engagement and communication with the greater community
  • getting your patches "good enough" for the world to see
  • encouraging team members to be community leaders

Along the way, I'll share my experiences with helping Bluehost build the world's largest OpenStack installation, along with experieces at various other employers, and how I've helped them create communities of contribution. I'll also discuss the perspective of communities and community leaders (from my experience as the Fedora Project Leader).

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Jared Smith

Director of Open Source Outreach, Endurance International Group
Jared Smith is the Director of Open Source Outreach at Bluehost. Jared has a long history of involvement with open source communities, most recently as the Fedora Project Leader, and before that as the community relations manager for the Asterisk project. His technical background includes programming, large-scale systems administration, telecommunications, and technical training. He is passionate about building open source communities and... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 2:50pm - 3:30pm
AsiaWorld-Summit Hall 2 AsiaWorld-Expo

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