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Wednesday, November 9 • 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Leading in Open Source, a Strategic Approach - Dawn Foster, VMware

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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 maintain the long-term commitment needed to sustain your contributions while building trust and influence in the open source 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. The talk contains three major sections. 1) Dynamics of collaboration in open source projects between individuals, companies, and communities. 2) How your open source strategy can help you participate in ways that will benefit your company, your employees, and the community. 3) Tips for sustaining long-term, strategic participation in open source projects.

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Dawn Foster

Director Open Source Community Strategy, VMware
Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s OSPO. She is an OpenUK board member, Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS, and co-chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy TAG. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like Intel and Puppet with expertise... Read More →

Wednesday November 9, 2022 12:20pm - 12:50pm PST
Grand Sierra Ballroom B
  Business Leadership
  • Slides Included Yes