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Wednesday, May 31 • 4:10pm - 4:50pm
There's More Than Code in Open Source - Matthew Garrett, Lauren Sell, Sarah Novotny, Soo Choi, Alex Williams

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We all know that contributing code and fixing bugs are a part of the open source community.  But being an open source community is so much more: it's the diversity of different people’s ideas and the roles that bring projects to light to create movements of change. It's where relationships and trust of individuals, projects, and companies start.  In this panel, we will discuss how healthy open source communities are more than just code and shine a spotlight on the heroes who support and drive the growth of open source.


Soo Choi

Soo Choi is the Chief Commercial Officer at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). In a former life, Soo was one of the many folks that founded OpenStack. As a co-founder of Anso Labs, her team created the Nova Compute project at NASA which became OpenStack Compute. Anso Labs was... Read More →

Matthew Garrett

Staff Security Developer, Google
Matthew Garrett is a security developer at Google, working on infrastructural security for Linux desktop and mobile platforms.
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Sarah Novotny

Head of Open Source Strategy for GCP, Google
Sarah Novotny leads an Open Source Strategy group for Google Cloud Platform. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name. Novotny currently sits on... Read More →
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Lauren Sell

VP Marketing and Community Services, OpenStack Foundation
I am the VP of Marketing & Community Services for the OpenStack Foundation. I helped launch OpenStack and have since been coordinating with different companies and technical leaders in the community to promote OpenStack and drive adoption through activities like event organization... Read More →
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Alex Williams

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The New Stack

Wednesday May 31, 2017 4:10pm - 4:50pm
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