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Friday, September 20 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
Room 4 - Truth and Lies - The Real Story Behind Open Source Communities and Commercial Success - Idit Levine, Solo.io

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The perception of what makes open source successful is wildly different than the reality. Building the best tool and open sourcing it does not mean that it will gain adoption or recognition by your end users. As a current or future founder, what should you expect and anticipate in working within open source, navigating the community and working alongside large corporations with entire engineering departments and multi-million dollar marketing budgets dedicated to open source. This is not to say that it is not possible to be successful with a new idea, the key is to go into the endeavor with your eyes open and aware of the realities at the technical, business and industry level.
This session will discuss these truths by breaking down experiences at Solo.io and others in the ecosystem to look at what happened, the dynamics at play, what we can learn from them and how to incorporate the approach into your strategy.


Idit Levine

Founder & CEO, Solo.io
Idit Levine is the founder and CEO of Solo.io, a company that develops tools to help enterprises adopt and extend innovative cloud technologies alongside modernizing their existing IT investments. The Solo.io portfolio of open source and commercial products includes Gloo (community... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:10pm PDT
Breakout Room 4