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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