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Friday, September 20 • 10:40am - 11:20am
Room 8 - Bringing Open Source to the People - Ben Halpern, DEV

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Open source has changed everything about software development. It is at the core of everything we do. But it remains painfully niche in the grand scheme of things. Few user-facing technology platforms rely on transparency and collaboration with the actual users they affect. Few open source technologies are high-level enough to be opinionated about trust and safety.

This is our journey of bringing open source to the mainstream, and using it to solve human issues—not just technical ones.

This is as challenging as it sounds—but it's also liberating and it has opened doors every step of the way.


Ben Halpern

Founder and Co-CEO, DEV
Ben is the founder and co-CEO of DEV. Previously, Ben worked as the CTO of startups texts.com and Argo and started DEV with just a Twitter account, @ThePracticalDev. He got into software development with Geocities and has been using code to unleash creativity and make coding a more... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 10:40am - 11:20am PDT
Breakout Room 8