September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Tuesday, September 28 • 4:25pm - 4:50pm
(IN-PERSON) GitHub Gone Wrong - Lessons Learned from Organic Open Source - Charles Eckel, Cisco

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Creating a GitHub organization with public repos is free, fast, and easy. This fosters a wild west of GitHub usage within corporations that is as confusing and troubling as it is liberating and empowering. Explore how GitHub has been used organically throughout one large corporate and efforts to establish best practices that enable efficient open source collaboration that is responsible and sustainable. These include mechanisms for lightweight approval processes that foster constructive discussions between passionate developers, conservative business leaders, and empathetic legal teams. Equally important is creating a culture that recognizes the value of contributions and mechanisms the facilitate tracking contributions over time and rewarding those who make and maintain them.

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Charles Eckel

Principal Engineer, Global Technology Standards, Cisco
Charles is a recognized champion of open source, standards, and interoperability. As a member of Cisco's Global Technology Standards team, Charles is responsible for identifying and guiding open source efforts related to key standards initiatives. In IETF, he started and runs the... Read More →

Tuesday September 28, 2021 4:25pm - 4:50pm PDT
Room 401
  OSPOCon, Open Source Corporate Sustainability
  • Experience Level Any
  • Talk Type In-person
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes