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September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Wednesday, September 29 • 1:45pm - 2:10pm
(IN-PERSON) So You Have a Popular GitHub Project and are Considering Building a Company - How do You Get Your Culture of Contribution and Inclusivity Right, Right Away? - Jillian Hufnagel, Slim.AI, Inc

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With the continued rise of valuable OSS projects, thriving OSS communities, and the global shift towards work from anywhere, more and more promising OSS projects are leading to commercial opportunities. Today’s creators are often tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, and should be asking themselves: “Could this be a company — and if so, how?” In this session the audience will learn how to navigate the shift from an OSS project to a healthy mission aligned company that has strong foundations of inclusivity, diversity, and a deep focus on contribution. We will discuss how to go about building the core foundations below: - Architect a team that looks & behaves like your diverse users - Remain authentic to the mission of your OSS community & users - Cultivate a culture of contribution & empathy Developers and community leaders will come away understanding what it means to lead an organization built off the best parts of an OSS project and how to avoid many of the mistakes made around authenticity and diversity as an OSS project team wrestles with the early stages of startup life. Interactive Q&A will fuel deeper dialogue and shared understanding throughout the program.

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Jillian Hufnagel

Head of Culture, Slim.AI, Inc
Jillian is the Head of Culture & Human Capital at Slim.AI, a start up Advisor, and an Executive Coach. She has been supporting, advising, and coaching executives for the past two decades in a wide range of industries, verticals, funding stages, and functional areas. As the operating... Read More →



Wednesday September 29, 2021 1:45pm - 2:10pm PDT
Room 502
  Diversity Summit hosted by Google, Strategies for Inclusiveness
  • Experience Level Any
  • Talk Type In-person
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes