March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Wednesday, March 13 • 9:40am - 10:10am
Cultivating Open Source Leadership - Kay Williams, Microsoft & Sarah Novotny, Google

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Google and Microsoft work at the forefront of Open Source today, and yet in many ways this work is just beginning. In this session Sarah Novotny (Google) and Kay Williams (Microsoft) share how their organizations are cultivating Open Source leadership. They discuss ongoing work to build cultures that reach across ecosystems and create new communities that flourish and thrive. They also share strategic goals for cultivating community leaders and the value companies can receive for their investment in the future. Join us to learn what these two companies are doing today, and what their hopes are for tomorrow.

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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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Kay Williams

Azure Office of the CTO, Microsoft
Kay works with teams across Microsoft and the industry to connect, design and deliver innovative solutions through open source communities. She has many years’ experience in technology management including business strategy, product design and engineering at Microsoft as well as... Read More →

Wednesday March 13, 2019 9:40am - 10:10am