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Friday, September 20 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Room 6 - Developers have always been kings and queens - Bart Copeland, ActiveState Software Inc.

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These days, marketing to developers around the mantra of “developers are king and queens” is all the rage. At ActiveState, developers have always been the primary target market (not CIOs) and open source has been core to every product ActiveState has built. The concept of PQLs is a new term but getting end-user developers to use the product, fall in love with it, and then sell to higher ups has been ActiveState’s GTM for over 20 years. And now with the shift to SaaS, there’s more data around end-users and product usage than ever before that companies can leverage. In this talk, Bart Copeland, CEO of ActiveState will discuss ActiveState’s journey from giving away the farm to enterprise monetization to SaaS (still freemium!) with the ActiveState Platform that is reinventing build engineering with Open Source Language Automation. With a history that started 20 years ago, Bart will also discuss how ActiveState has stayed relevant in the changing landscape of developer trends from Perl in the 90s to cloud/micro services with Java, and machine learning with Python, and more.

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Bart Copeland

President & CEO, ActiveState Software Inc.
Bart has over 32 years in tech spanning roles from VP Corporate Strategy, GM to CEO. He’s had the privilege of leading ActiveState since 2006. Bart drives our strategic direction with three tenets: happy Activators, solutions ‘geeks’ love to use and making open source languages... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 9:50am - 10:30am PDT
Breakout Room 6