Leading in Open Source, A Strategic ApproachGovernment, Law & Policy
Wednesday, February 8 • 10:00am-10:30am GMT
Westminster, 4th Floor
Collaboration in open source projects is important for companies, and it requires leadership that takes a strategic approach to sustaining contributions over time. An open source strategy that aligns with your company’s overall goals allows you to sustain your contributions over the long term while building trust and influence in the projects that are strategic for your organization.
This strategy should include aligning the needs of the company with important open source projects. If the needs of the company and the community are not aligned, this can create unhealthy dynamics that damage your company’s reputation and brand in addition to decreasing job satisfaction for employees. This talk will focus on ways to create this alignment and help all of us be successful together.
Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s OSPO. She is a Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS, co-chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy TAG, and OpenUK board member. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like Intel and Puppet with expertise in community building, strategy, open source software, governance, metrics, and more. Dawn holds a PhD from the University of Greenwich along with an MBA and a BS in Computer Science. She has spoken at over 100 industry events, including many Linux Foundation events, KubeCon, OSCON, SXSW, FOSDEM and more. In her spare time she enjoys reading science fiction, running, and traveling.