Open Source at Indeed: Heading to OSCON

The Indeed Open Source Program Office is excited to be at OSCON, the O’Reilly Open Source Software Conference in Portland July 15-18, 2019.

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If you’re attending, visit Booth 409 and check out both of Indeed’s speaking sessions. Look for our espresso bar and an opportunity to donate to the Apache Software Foundation, the Open Source Initiative, and the Software Freedom Conservancy. For every cup of coffee we hand out, we’ll donate $5 to ASF, OSI, or SFC—your choice.


Ignite OSCON

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Tuesday, July 16 | 5pm | Location: Portland Ballroom

Duane O’Brien, Indeed’s head of open source, is happy to emcee Ignite OSCON, a fun evening that follows the day’s tutorials. “Enlighten us, but make it quick!” is the Ignite motto. Each speaker will try to fulfill that mandate in their talk—backed by 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds.


Sustaining FOSS Projects by Democratizing the Sponsorship Process

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Wednesday, July 17 | 2:35pm | Location: E141/142
Speaker: Duane O’Brien, Indeed’s Head of Open Source

Indeed is democratizing the decision-making process and inviting all of our employees to participate in the FOSS Contributor Fund. Our unique approach aligns with the ideals that have helped sustain the open source community. These ideals also drive our own company culture. Duane’s talk will examine how we got executive buy-in for the fund, how the fund was set up, how we encouraged participation, and what the impact has been so far.

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Speaker Profile

Duane is passionate about enabling smart and meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem. He navigates the path between engineering and management, drawing on his background as a developer and program manager. Duane also relies on his experience supporting agile transformations.


Cross-posted on Medium.

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Open Source at Indeed: Proud Sponsor of FOSS Asia

The Indeed Open Source Program Office is excited to be at FOSS Asia in Singapore March 15-17, 2019. This is our second consecutive year at FOSS Asia. If you’re attending, visit our booth and check out three talks from Indeed’s Head of Open Source, Duane O’Brien.


Sustaining FOSS Projects by Democratizing the Sponsorship Process

Friday, March 15 | 2.30pm | Hackstage

Speaker: Duane O’Brien

Within a given company, typically only a few people are involved in deciding which FOSS projects and initiatives to support financially. This year we decided to change all that and democratize the decision making process. We set up an internal FOSS Sustainability Fund, and invited everyone to participate. This talk will examine how we got executive buy-in for the fund, how the fund was set up, how we encouraged participation, and what the impact has been so far.

Panel: FOSS Around the World

Sunday, March 17 | 11:05am | Lecture Theatre

How is the state of FOSS around the world? Open Techies from across the globe share their insights. Learn from our panel:

  • Duane O’Brien — Head of Open Source, Indeed
  • Hong Phuc — Founder, FOSSASIA
  • Michael Cheng — Licensing & Open Source Legal, Facebook
  • Roland Turner — Chief Privacy Officer, Labs Director, TrustSphere
  • Gerry Demaret — Organizer, FOSDEM

Don’t judge candidates by their GitHub profiles: How open source participation plays into hiring

Sunday, March 17 | 12:00pm | Lecture Theatre

Speaker: Duane O’Brien

You’ve heard that having a GitHub profile can help when job hunting. Is it true? How can you get started? What if you don’t have the time?

You’re hiring to fill a position, and you have two great candidates. One has a robust history of working in open source, and the other has no history at all. Is this an easy choice?

This session will look at the implications of working in open source—from the perspectives of the candidate and the hiring manager. Individuals will come away with an understanding of how open source participation affects their hireability; how they can get started; and what to do when active participation is challenging. Hiring managers will learn how to evaluate the open source work of potential candidates; how to evaluate candidates with no history; and how requiring an open source footprint creates harmful bias.


Duane O'Brien

Speaker profile

Duane is passionate about enabling smart and meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem. He navigates the path between engineering and management, drawing on both his experience as a developer and program manager at companies, as well as his experience supporting Agile transformations.


Cross-posted on Medium.

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Open Source at Indeed: Sponsoring the Open Source Initiative

At Indeed, we’re committed to taking a more active role in the open source community. In 2018, we joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and began sponsoring the Python Software Foundation, the Apache Software Foundation, and Outreachy. We also began sponsoring the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and we are pleased to renew our sponsorship for 2019.

Since 1998, the Open Source Initiative was formed to hold the definition of what open source means. The OSI provides the final word when it comes to open source licensing, ensuring a common understanding of which software licenses do and do not adhere to the core open source principles. For more than 20 years, the OSI has done critical work in education and advocacy. We’re excited to be on their list of sponsors as they embark on the next 20 years of their mission.

“Indeed’s active engagement with open source communities highlights that open source software is now fundamental, not only for businesses, but developers as well,” says Patrick Masson, General Manager at the OSI. “Like most companies today, Indeed is a user of and contributor to open source software, and interestingly, Indeed’s research of resumes shows developers are too, as job seekers highlight open source skills and experience to win today’s most sought after jobs across technology.”

As we continue to take a more active role in the open source community, Indeed will seek out additional partnerships, sponsorships, and memberships.


For updates on Indeed’s open source projects, visit our open source site. If you’re interested in open source roles at Indeed, visit our hiring page.

Cross-posted on Medium.

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