March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Thursday, March 14 • 11:40am - 12:10pm
Working in Foundation-based vs. Company-led Open Source Projects - Ray Paik, GitLab & Stefano Maffulli, Scality

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What are key differences between foundation-based and company-led open source projects? What skills, tools, metrics do community managers need in non-profit and for-profit projects?

Open source projects hosted at foundations typically involve dozens of member companies with hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of developers. Company-led open source projects on the other hand, typically involve majority of developers employed by the “host” company with a small number of volunteers from a wider community.

Ray and Stefano will discuss their learnings from managing open source communities both at non-profit foundations and at for-profit companies. The talk will include different approaches they had to learn for motivating community members, doing outreach to potential contributors, dealing with cultural differences (incl. open source background), looking at community metrics, etc.

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Stefano Maffuli

Sr. Dir. Marketing & Community, Scality
Senior Director of Community Marketing at Scality where he is leading the efforts to bring Zenko, the open source multi-cloud controller, to developers around the world. Stefano built his career around Free Software and open source: from pre-sales engineer and product manager at Italian... Read More →
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Ray Paik

Community Manager, GitLab
Ray is a Community Manager at GitLab where he is helping to grow the community of contributors to GitLab. Prior to GitLab, Ray was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) community since its launch in 2014. He has over 15 years of experience in... Read More →

Thursday March 14, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Salon 2