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March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Wednesday, March 13 • 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Comparing Leadership, Mangement, and Mentorship within Open Source and Inner Source - Charlie Robbins, GoDaddy

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Leadership. Management. Mentorship. When considering decentralized OSS projects all of these ideas come into play is a truly unique way. That is because of the nature of OSS itself: self-motivation and self-determination. The individual has considerably more control over their own destiny with respect to what, why, and how they do work as a contributor when compared to "work" inside a more traditional corporate structure. Further there is often a disparity in goals between the create of an OSS project and those who go on to maintain that same project months or years down the road.

This talk will explore the value systems that exist in OSS communities and discuss how they shape the ideas of leadership, management, and mentorship in OSS projects. It will compare these ontologies in several Inner Source & OSS projects and show how they manifest directly into actions or structures within.

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Charlie Robbins

Senior Director, GoDaddy
Charlie is a Senior Director of Engineering at GoDaddy where he is leading convergence around JavaScript and Node.js across several products through the UX Platform team. Charlie was previously the founder and CEO of Nodejitsu (acquired by GoDaddy in 2015). An open source enthusiast... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Salon 4