September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Wednesday, September 29 • 3:10pm - 3:35pm
(IN-PERSON) Open Source Corporate Sustainability – Models to Consider - Destiny (DB) Babjack, United Healthgroup

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If you build it, they will…..? In the open-source world, the nature of open contribution doesn’t come with guardrails for.... well for much. This creates an interesting situation for maintenance and sustainability. This talk will explore methods of creating more sustainability in open source pipelines. This talk will discuss financial scaffolds, mentorship models, community engagement support, and other models that can impact open source sustainability. The talk will also examine the risks of abandoned open code. With many companies wanting to support open source, this talk will explore how corporations may consider sustainability as a factor in their open source contribution strategy and support decisions.

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Destiny Babjack, PhD

Sr. Director Open Source Program Office, United Healthgroup
DB is the senior director of the Open Source Program Office for United Healthgroup. She continues to experiment in applied healthcare science helping companies build elegant solutions to complex health problems. She builds collaborative and innovative communities. She educates in... Read More →

Wednesday September 29, 2021 3:10pm - 3:35pm PDT
Room 401
  OSPOCon, Open Source Corporate Sustainability
  • Experience Level Any
  • Talk Type In-person
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes