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Thursday, September 19
 

7:00am

Registration and Breakfast
Thursday September 19, 2019 7:00am - 7:45am
Palace of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

7:45am

Welcome and Opening Keynote
Welcome to Open Core Summit by founder Joseph Jacks and Co-Founder of the Open Source movement Bruce Perens.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Jacks

Joseph Jacks

Founder, Open Core Summit
Founder of Open Core Summit, OSS Capital, Aljabr, KubeCon, Kismatic, formerly at Mesosphere, TIBCO, Talend. Musician. Yogi. Writer. Meritocratic capitalist. COSS advocate.
avatar for Bruce Perens

Bruce Perens

Board Partner, OSS Capital
Bruce Perens is one of the founders of the Open Source movement in software, and created the Open Source Definition, the rules for Open Source licensing that have stood for two decades. He created the modern Linux distribution as project leader of Debian, where he was the first to... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 7:45am - 8:10am
Main Stage

8:10am

Adventures and Misadventures in Category Creation & OSS: The Neo4j Story - Emil Eifrem, Neo4j, Inc.
Neo4j Founder and CEO Emil Eifrem will share war stories from a journey that began with sketching out the property graph data model on a napkin, and has led to running the leading company in the fastest growing database category. All the while trying (and sometimes succeeding!) to combine category creation, open source, developer marketing and enterprise selling into a complex brew that will one day lead to inevitable world domination.

Speakers
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Emil Eifrem

CEO, Neo4j, Inc.
Emil Eifrem sketched what today is known as the property graph model on a flight to Mumbai in 2000. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Neo4j, and a co-author of the O'Reilly book Graph Databases, he's devoted his professional life to building, innovating and evangelizing graph database... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 8:10am - 8:30am
Main Stage

8:30am

Creating Authentic Value: Open Source vs. Open Core - Deborah Bryant, Red Hat, Inc.
Recent emphasis on cloud technologies has put a spotlight on how software companies work in today’s business and technical environments. Some companies have moved from traditional software licenses and instead have chosen to try to protect their software through creative licenses such as “open core”. Unlike open source, where value is placed on community, collaboration, and services, open core businesses place their value on software features. Red Hat’s successful experience as a completely open source company has shown that value is not in the code, but in the support and expertise by being a part of a true community. In this talk, Red Hat’s Deb Bryant will share observations and cautionary tales from the world’s most successful open source company on how open core has time and again been demonstrated to not be truly open, limits community innovation, and delivers essentially proprietary software to customers.

Speakers
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Deborah Bryant

Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Red Hat, Inc.
Deb Bryant is Senior Director of the Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat, where she leads a team of global stewards responsible for the company’s open source community objectives, as well as outreach to organizations interested in learning from Red Hat’s open... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 8:30am - 8:50am
Main Stage

8:50am

Commercial Open Source Business Models - In the Age of Hyper-Clouds, GitLab bets on Buyer-based Open Core - Priyanka Sharma, GitLab Inc.
Today is the day of hyper clouds and companies based on open source projects have challenges building a business. GitLab, the first single application for the DevSecOps lifecycle, has grown 177% YoY at the same time. In this talk, Priyanka Sharma, Director of Technical Evangelism, GitLab Inc. will share the road the company took to success. She will talk about:
Implications of being a commercial open source (COSS) company today
The business models GitLab considered
Our chosen model of buyer based open core
How buyer based open core works
Advantages of our choice

This talk is ideal for anyone looking to understand how open source can be monetized and will provide unique insight whether you are a startup founder, end user, or cloud provider.

Speakers
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Priyanka Sharma

Director of Technical Evangelism, GitLab Inc.
Priyanka Sharma is the Director of Technical Evangelism at GitLab Inc. She also serves on the board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and has deep expertise in DevOps and observability. A former entrepreneur with a passion for growing developer products through open... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 8:50am - 9:05am
Main Stage

9:05am

Fireside Chat: Naveed Sherwani, SiFive and Joseph Jacks
Speakers
avatar for Joseph Jacks

Joseph Jacks

Founder, Open Core Summit
Founder of Open Core Summit, OSS Capital, Aljabr, KubeCon, Kismatic, formerly at Mesosphere, TIBCO, Talend. Musician. Yogi. Writer. Meritocratic capitalist. COSS advocate.
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Naveed Sherwani

President & CEO, SiFive
Dr. Naveed Sherwani brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial, engineering, and management experience to his role as President and CEO of SiFive. Naveed has founded or co-founded nine companies including Open Silicon and Brite Semiconductor. He has led over 300 tapeouts throughout his... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 9:05am - 9:20am
Main Stage

9:20am

Opening up the cloud with Crossplane - Bassam Tabbara, Upbound
Today, cloud computing is dominated by a few vertically integrated commercial providers. In this talk Bassam Tabbara, founder of the open source Crossplane project and CEO of Upbound.io, will discuss how the open source community can tip the market towards a more open, horizontally-integrated cloud ecosystem.

Speakers
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Bassam Tabbara

CEO, Upbound
Bassam Tabbara is the founder of Upbound, a Seattle-based startup in the cloud-computing space. Bassam is the creator of the Rook and Crossplane projects and is an active maintainer on both. Prior to Upbound, he was the CTO of Quantum, CTO and co-founder of Symform, a P2P storage... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 9:20am - 9:40am
Main Stage

9:40am

Decentralization: A new opportunity for open source monetization - Ben Golub, Storj Labs
The emergence of cloud computing has spurred massive innovation, decoupling software from the infrastructure on which it runs. However it has also brought about huge challenges for open source companies in search of sustainable business models, causing them incorporate new licensing models other tactics to compete against the cloud computing giants. Decentralized cloud platforms make new economic models possible that allow open source platforms to monetize all their customers - not just their enterprise users.

This session will look at the intersection of open source, decentralization, and cloud and how it can empower open source platforms in new ways. It will also explore how decentralization and open source software can combine to eliminate downtime in the cloud, remove single points of failure, democratize trust, improve accountability, and radically improve security and privacy at a foundational level.

Speakers
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Ben Golub

Executive Chairman and Interim CEO, Storj Labs
Ben Golub is the executive chairman and interim CEO at Storj Labs, a leader in decentralized storage and infrastructure.. Under Ben’s leadership, the team has rolled out initiatives that empower open-source projects by enabling them to passively earn revenue every time their users... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 9:40am - 10:00am
Main Stage

10:00am

Fireside Chat with Navin Chaddha, Mayfield and Glenn Solomon, GGV Capital
Session Details Coming Soon

Speakers
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Navin Chaddha

Managing Director, Mayfield
As Managing Director, Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield, a top-tier venture capital firm with $1.8 billion under management, and a 50 year history of people-first investing. Since its founding in 1969, the firm has invested in over 500 companies, 117 of which have gone public, and over... Read More →
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Glenn Solomon

Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Glenn Solomon has been Managing Partner at GGV Capital since 2006, where he focuses on enterprise, cloud, and infrastructure investments. His investments include Pandora, Zendesk, Square, Airbnb, Slack, Opendoor, HashiCorp, and Kong, and he's helped nine companies successfully IPO... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:20am
Main Stage

10:20am

Morning Break & Expo
Thursday September 19, 2019 10:20am - 10:50am
Palace of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

10:50am

Open Source Adoption: The Pitfalls and Victories - Ido Green, JFrog
Open Source developers are pushing the world of technology forward. At JFrog, from day one, we worked closely with developers (we’re developers too!) to make sure we solved actual problems.
We’re not a developer-first company.
We’re a developer company.
But this means that, like you, we’ve had plenty of “learning moments.” In this talk, we’ll share some key insights so other project owners can avoid falling into the same holes we’ve fallen into. Further, we’ll share some interesting statistics about the DevOps market that will help you gain insight into your own domain, and how you can practically address larger market movements that the bosses’ bosses’ bosses are really caring about.

Speakers
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Ido Green

VP of Technology, JFrog
Ido is the VP of technology at JFrog and is a senior technology leader and an entrepreneur at heart. His impressive track record spans over 25 years, accredited for creating six companies, two of which were acquired and one that became profitable. Prior to JFrog, Ido served as the... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 10:50am - 11:10am
Main Stage

11:10am

Softening Ossified Licensing Stances - Salil Deshpande, Bain Capital Ventures
There has been much debate about whether authors of open source software should be able to express a concept such as, "I do not want cloud infrastructure providers to take my open source code and run it as a commercial service." And if such a concept is expressed by an open source author, whether the code should or should not be called open source.
After quickly covering the history of this controversy this session will predict its future.

Speakers
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Salil Deshpande

Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
Salil focuses on early stage infrastructure software, open source and crypto. Salil was named to the Forbes Midas List of the 100 best-performing venture capitalists in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Over the last 14 years Salil has invested into more than 50 companies... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 11:10am - 11:30am
Main Stage

11:30am

On building a business around viable open-source project - Kohsuke Kawaguchi, CloudBees, Inc.
Jenkins is a 15 year old mature open-source CI/CD project that I created, and it really dominated the market, and CloudBees is a 10 year old business that I served as CTO, and it has been in a symbiotic relationship with Jenkins.
In this talk, I’d like to look back at the history and share what worked and what didn’t work, such as the difficulty of justifying engineering efforts to OSS, how enterprise product can stifle open-source, and the impact and the consequences of hiring people from the community.

Speakers
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Kohsuke Kawaguchi

Chief Scientist, CloudBees, Inc.
Kohsuke Kawaguchi is the creator of Jenkins and Chief Scientist of CloudBees. He is a well-respected developer and popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events. Kawaguchi’s sensibilities in creating Jenkins and his deep understanding of how to translate its capabilities... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 11:30am - 11:50am
Main Stage

11:50am

Your Product and Your Project are Different - Sarah Novotny, Microsoft
Open source is a licensing and development model. Your open source project may be the basis for your product, but they are two different things. Let’s talk about a few challenges which can happen if that distinction is forgotten.

Speakers
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Sarah Novotny

Open Source Wonk, Azure Office of the CTO, Microsoft
Sarah Novotny has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL. She most recently joined the Azure Office of the CTO after leading an Open Source Strategy group and a few technical writer teams for Google Cloud Platform. There, she... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 11:50am - 12:10pm
Main Stage

12:10pm

Fireside Chat: The Open Source Journey from Initial Code to IPO - Shay Banon, Elasticsearch creator/founder and Elastic CEO, and Joseph Jacks
Elasticsearch creator/founder and Elastic CEO shares first-hand experiences writing the first million lines of code (likely more!) and guiding the company to an IPO eight years later.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Jacks

Joseph Jacks

Founder, Open Core Summit
Founder of Open Core Summit, OSS Capital, Aljabr, KubeCon, Kismatic, formerly at Mesosphere, TIBCO, Talend. Musician. Yogi. Writer. Meritocratic capitalist. COSS advocate.
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Shay Banon

CEO, Elastic
As a founder of Elasticsearch and the CEO of Elastic, Shay Banon has been fascinated with search ever since he tried to build a recipe app for his wife in 2004, a journey that led him to writing the first few lines of code of Elasticsearch in 2009 and later founding Elastic in 2012... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Main Stage

12:30pm

Fireside Chat with Jay Kreps, Confluent and Jeff Meyerson, Software Engineering Daily
Session Details Coming Soon

Speakers
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Jeff Meyerson

Software Engineering Daily
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Jay Kreps

Co-Founder & CEO, Confluent
Jay Kreps is a co-founder and CEO at Confluent, a company built around realtime data streams and the open source messaging system Apache Kafka. He is the original author of several of open source projects including Apache Kafka, Apache Samza, Voldemort, and Azkaban.


Thursday September 19, 2019 12:30pm - 12:50pm
Main Stage

12:50pm

Lunch & Expo
Thursday September 19, 2019 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Palace of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

1:50pm

Fireside Chat with Peter Fenton, Benchmark and Spencer Kimball, Cockroach Labs, Inc.
Session Details Coming Soon

Speakers
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Peter Fenton

General Partner, Benchmark
Peter Fenton joined Benchmark in 2006 after spending seven years as a partner with Accel Partners. Current Board Seats: Airtable, Buoyant, Cloudera (IPO: CLDR), Cockroach Labs, Digits, Docker, Elasticsearch (IPO: ESTC), New Relic (IPO: NEWR), Optimizely, Revinate, TimescaleDB, and... Read More →
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Spencer Kimball

CEO, Cockroach Labs, Inc.
Spencer is the CEO and co-founder of Cockroach Labs, formed to accelerate the development of CockroachDB, an open source, geo-distributed SQL database. Previously, Spencer worked for 15 years at various and sundry companies including Square, Google, and a couple of his own startups... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 1:50pm - 2:10pm
Main Stage

2:10pm

Fireside Chat with Naren Gupta, Nexus Venture Partners and Joseph Jacks
We will share opportunities and challenges in building successful companies using Open Source technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Jacks

Joseph Jacks

Founder, Open Core Summit
Founder of Open Core Summit, OSS Capital, Aljabr, KubeCon, Kismatic, formerly at Mesosphere, TIBCO, Talend. Musician. Yogi. Writer. Meritocratic capitalist. COSS advocate.
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Naren Gupta

Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners
Naren Gupta co-founded Nexus Venture Partners in 2006. Nexus focuses on enterprise and consumer technology and has funded a number of Open Source companies. Prior to launching Nexus, Naren cofounded Integrated Systems Inc. (ISI), a leading embedded software company in 1980 and took... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 2:10pm - 2:30pm
Main Stage

2:30pm

PANEL - Investing in Open Source - From Promising Project to Enduring Company - Konstantine Buhler, Meritech Capital (Moderator)
Join two of the world's top open source investors, Martin Casado (Andreessen Horowitz) and Mike Volpi (Index Ventures) as they discuss open source investing. Every open source company begins with a passionate community. But the most enduring open source companies navigate a nuanced path to commercialization. Don't miss out as Martin and Mike share stories, discuss patterns, and offer insight into building incredible open source companies. The panel will be moderated by Konstantine Buhler (Meritech Capital).

Speakers
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Konstantine Buhler

Principal, Meritech Capital
Konstantine joined Meritech Capital in 2016. He focuses on infrastructure, DevOps, OSS, and data-first businesses. Prior to Meritech he worked at tech startups including RelateIQ and Italia Innovation and also spent time at McKinsey & Company in New York and The Pritzker Group in... Read More →
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Martin Casado

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Martin Casado is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz where he focuses on enterprise investing. He was previously the cofounder and chief technology officer at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 billion in 2012. While at VMware, Martin served... Read More →
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Michelangelo Volpi

Partner, Index Ventures
Mike joined Index in 2009 to help establish the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer. He currently serves on the boards of Aurora, Big Switch Networks, Cockroach Labs, Confluent, Elastic [NYSE:ESTC], Kong, Sonos [NASDAQ:SONO], Zuora [NYSE:ZUO] and Wealthfront. He also serves... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Main Stage

2:50pm

Fireside Chat with Eyal Manor, Google Cloud and Joseph Jacks
Session Details Coming Soon

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Jacks

Joseph Jacks

Founder, Open Core Summit
Founder of Open Core Summit, OSS Capital, Aljabr, KubeCon, Kismatic, formerly at Mesosphere, TIBCO, Talend. Musician. Yogi. Writer. Meritocratic capitalist. COSS advocate.
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Eyal Manor

VP Engineering and Product Management, Google Cloud


Thursday September 19, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Main Stage

3:10pm

Percona - Monetizing Open Source without Open Core - Peter Zaitsev, Percona
All Percona Software Products are 100% Free and Open Source. We do not do Open Core, Shared Source or Open Source Eventually
Yet Percona has been growing every one of 13 years it has been in existence, all without relying on Venture Capital or other External Funding,
and now reaching over $20M of ARR. In this presentation you will hear our story and why our approach to business may (or may not) work
for you.

Speakers
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Peter Zaitsev

CEO, Percona
Peter co-founded Percona in 2006, assuming the role of CEO. Percona helps companies of all sizes maximize their success with MySQL. Percona was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2013. Peter was an early employee at MySQL AB, eventually leading the company’s High-Performance Group. A serial... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 3:10pm - 3:30pm
Main Stage

3:30pm

Cygnus: COSS From the Absolute Beginning - David Henkel-Wallace, Leela.ai
Cygnus, founded in 1989, was the original commercial open source business, developing from scratch the first viable models for business, evangelism, and organization of profitable commercial open source companies. Our slogan was “We Make Free Software Affordable”. The company grew to hundreds of employees around the world, ultimately merging with Red Hat in 2000.

In this talk I will briefly describe the software ecosystem of 1989 and what inspired me to found Cygnus, along with Michael Tiemann and John Gilmore, in my living room. I will then discuss what has changed and what has remained the same since then. Finally, I will address some risks I see for the COSS ecosystem, based on 30 years of perspective.

Speakers
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David Henkel-Wallace

Partner, Leela.ai
David Henkel-Wallace’s roots in commercial open source software reach back literally to the beginning of the idea of commercial OSS: he was a founder of the very first open source company, Cygnus, now Red Hat, in 1989. His research background at the MIT AI lab and other notable... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Main Stage

3:50pm

Software-Defined Telecom: From Open Source to Mainstream, Bringing Complex Technology to the Masses - Anthony Minessale, SignalWire INC
From the early days of VoIP starting with Asterisk and through the advent of FreeSWITCH and on to WebRTC, Learn how the evolution of Software-Defined Telecom led by SignalWire has brought us to a new era in telecommunications.

Speakers
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Anthony Minessale

Founder and CEO, SignalWire INC
Anthony has 20 years of experience in software engineering and 15 of them are dedicated to telecommunications. In 2005, Anthony founded FreeSWITCH, the Open-Source Software-Defined Telecom engine used by the Enterprise worldwide to power their platforms. FreeSWITCH is a cross-platform... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 3:50pm - 4:10pm
Main Stage

4:10pm

Afternoon Break & Expo
Thursday September 19, 2019 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Palace of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

4:40pm

Open Source and Open Core – Not a Zero Sum Game - Andi Gutmans, AWS
Gutmans is a long time contributor to open source. Gutmans will talk about his early journey in open source, how he’s seen open source evolve over the years, and why the relation between open source and open core is not a zero sum game.

Speakers
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Andi Gutmans

General Manager, AWS
Andi Gutmans has been an open-source contributor and leader for over 20 years. Currently, he runs a number of services at AWS including Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Glue and Lake Formation. Prior to joining AWS, Gutmans served as CEO... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 4:40pm - 5:00pm
Main Stage

5:00pm

Dual licensing: its place in an Open Source business, with reflections on a 32-year success story - L Peter Deutsch, Artifex Software
Dual licensing was invented independently by several people in the 1980s, including the presenter of this talk.  It is the basis of a 32-year-old successful business supporting the development of Ghostscript, Open Source software that is arguably the highest quality and most widely deployed independent implementation covering the all major PDLs (PostScript, PDF, PCL, XPS).

This talk will cover one of many possible maps of how to structure thinking about Open Source business; how Ghostscript does and doesn't align with that map; what has made Ghostscript successful; and a perspective on dual licensing in general.

Speakers
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L Peter Deutsch

Founding Chief Scientist, Artifex Software


Thursday September 19, 2019 5:00pm - 5:20pm
Main Stage

5:20pm

Disrupting the Enterprise with Open Source - Marco Palladino, Kong
The Open Source revolution transforms and scales the modern Enterprise by increasing team productivity, and improving business scalability. Specifically when it comes to networking and services, OSS technologies have played an important role in redefining entire applications and architectures, ultimately transforming the organization in a distributed organism. This session explores the open source revolution, and its impacts in the Enterprise, and how it transformed organizations operationally, technologically and culturally.

Speakers
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Marco Palladino

CTO, Kong
Marco Palladino is the co-founder and CTO of Kong. In addition to being a core maintainer, he is currently responsible for the design and delivery of Kong’s products, while also providing technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices. He was also the co-founder of Mashape... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 5:20pm - 5:40pm
Main Stage

5:40pm

The New Business Model - Creating Operational Excellence around Open Source with Cloud - Jason McGee, IBM
Public clouds have risen with an interesting mix of Open Source and Proprietary software and APIs. At IBM, we have built our global public cloud on an open source foundation. In this talk Jason will discuss the value that can be created delivering open source technologies as a service on cloud, including the role Open Source plays in cloud, the power of open source in enabling clients to leverage cloud in a portable way, the incredible combination of open source projects that had to come together to create and operate a full stack cloud platform and the rise of new value and business models for open source that are enabled by as-a-Service cloud delivery.

Speakers
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Jason McGee

IBM Fellow, VP/CTO IBM Cloud Platform, IBM
Jason is currently responsible for the IBM Cloud’s foundation services, including Kubernetes, Functions, Kafka event streams, Logging, Monitoring, Container Registry, Terraform and Activity Tracker. Jason is also responsible for the technical strategy and architecture for all of... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 5:40pm - 6:00pm
Main Stage

6:00pm

Going Global with Open Core - John Newton, Alfresco Software
To build a successful open source business, you have to think beyond your project and start thinking globally almost from day one. Taking and contrasting experiences of building both an open source, open core business and a proprietary software business, John presents the advantages and challenges of building a global software business using an open core model. This presentation examines the role of the community, partners, channels and the project in moving beyond a home market.

Some of the issues addressed are: how do you look beyond your home market, how do you hire to grow globally, how does an open core model work in a global market, how do you fund global growth, and how do you compete against giant proprietary incumbents.

Speakers
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John Newton

Founder, Alfresco Software
John Newton is the founder of Alfresco Software has had one of the longest and most influential careers in content and information management. In 1990, John co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum, then the pioneer and leader in content management. In 2005, John... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 6:00pm - 6:20pm
Main Stage

6:20pm

Making Money with Open Source - Marten Mickos, HackerOne
As for making money with open source, Marten coined the saying "Some people will spend any amount of time to save money; others will spend money to save time." which is key to figuring out how to make money in open source.

Speakers
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Marten Mickos

CEO, HackerOne


Thursday September 19, 2019 6:20pm - 6:35pm
Main Stage

6:35pm

COSS Database Panel - Joseph Jacks (Moderator)
Session Details Coming Soon

Speakers
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Emil Eifrem

CEO, Neo4j, Inc.
Emil Eifrem sketched what today is known as the property graph model on a flight to Mumbai in 2000. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Neo4j, and a co-author of the O'Reilly book Graph Databases, he's devoted his professional life to building, innovating and evangelizing graph database... Read More →
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Ajay Kulkarni

Co-Founder & CEO, Timescale
Ajay Kulkarni is the CEO and Co-founder of Timescale, developers of an open-source time-series database on PostgreSQL. TimescaleDB has been downloaded millions of times worldwide and powers a variety of mission-critical workloads, including industrial IoT, operational historian data... Read More →
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Karthik Ranganathan

Founder & CTO, YugaByte
Karthik received his BS and MS in CS from IIT-M and UT Austin. Karthik was one of the original database engineers at Facebook responsible for building distributed databases such as Cassandra and HBase. He is an Apache HBase committer, and also an early contributor to Cassandra, before... Read More →
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Paul Dix

CTO, InfluxData
Paul is the creator of InfluxDB. He has helped build software for startups, large companies and organizations like Microsoft, Google, McAfee, Thomson Reuters, and Air Force Space Command. He is the series editor for Addison Wesley’s Data & Analytics book and video series. In 2009... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 6:35pm - 7:05pm
Main Stage

7:05pm

End of Day One
Thursday September 19, 2019 7:05pm - 7:10pm
Palace of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
 
Friday, September 20
 

8:00am

Registration and Breakfast
Friday September 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Palace of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

9:00am

Room 5 - PANEL - OSS Business Model: From the Past to the Present - Mark Radcliffe, DLA Piper (Moderator)
Three very experienced open source CEOs will share their experience of developing and implementing business models for their open source companies. They have all worked for multiple open source companies and will discuss how the underlying software products can also effect the choice of a business model. The presentation will take the form of a fireside chat, moderated by Mark Radcliffe Global Chair of the Open Source Practice Group at DLA Piper.

Speakers
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Larry Augustin

VP, Amazon Web Services
Bio Coming Soon
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Mark Brewer

CEO, Lightbend
Mark Brewer - CEO and President of Lightbend - is responsible for the company's overall strategy and operation. Previously he served as Vice President of Business Operations for VMware's Cloud Application Platform, where he helped build out their cloud application platform portfolio... Read More →
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Mark Radcliffe

Chair of the Open Source Software Group, DLA Piper
Mark Radcliffe is the Chair of the Open Source Software Group at DLA Piper and has been advising on open source matters for over 15 years. He assisted Sun Microsystems in open sourcing the Solaris operating system and drafting the CDDL. He represents both startups and large companies... Read More →
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Scott Collison

CEO, Anaconda
Scott is the CEO of Anaconda, Inc. With more than 16 million users, Anaconda is the world’s most popular data science platform and the foundation of modern machine learning. Prior to joining Anaconda, Scott held the position of Vice President of Hybrid Platform at VMware, where... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:40am
Breakout Room 5

9:00am

Room 7 - npm and Open Source - Isaac Schlueter, npm, Inc.
Isaac will discuss the role that npm's open source projects play in the unique JavaScript ecosystem, and share where the project is going and what this means for the JavaScript ecosystem.

Speakers
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Isaac Schlueter

Chief Open Technology Officer, npm, Inc.
Isaac has been doing npm longer than anyone.


Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:40am
Breakout Room 7

9:00am

Room 8 - Starting a contributor movement - Alex Weidauer , Rasa
Contributors are at the heart of every open source community. However, the larger the community grows, the harder it is to keep in touch and engage contributors. This talks explain how a contributor program can help turning your contributors in a movement to help further grow your project.

Speakers
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Alex Weidauer

Co-Founder & CEO, Rasa
Alex Weidauer is co-founder and CEO of Rasa, the leading open source machine learning toolkit that lets developers expand bots beyond answering simple questions. Alex studied Computer Science and Management, has worked for McKinsey and various tech startups before. Alex was recently... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:40am
Breakout Room 8

9:00am

Room 4 - Packets and Capture, an Open Source Journey - Loris Degioanni, Sysdig
Session Details Coming Soon

Speakers
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Loris Degioanni

Founder and CTO, Sysdig
Loris Degioanni is the CTO and founder of Sysdig, the container intelligence platform. He is also the creator of the popular open source troubleshooting tool, sysdig, and the open source container security tool Falco. Prior to founding Sysdig, Loris co-created Wireshark, the open... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:40am
Breakout Room 4

9:00am

Room 3 - Open Source - Community - and the Enterprise: The good, the bad and the future - Andrew Aitken, Wipro
Our developers ALWAYS tell us what open source they’re using!
Why won’t the community give us an SLA?
We want to open source 22 applications; why would we look in GitHub first?
What’s wrong with 20-man years of effort in one code dump to Hadoop?

Today, the enterprise is becoming one of the most dominant forces in the open source ecosystem and their impact is only going to increase. They are consuming open source as fast as possible, contributing not just patches and fixes but complete sets of functionality and open sourcing entire apps. But, at times, in their quest to garner all the benefits open source brings as rapidly as possible, their fervor can have unintended consequences. Is all this unfettered enthusiasm good for everyone?

In this talk you’ll hear real world examples of how enterprises consume, contribute and publish their own open source and its impact on the ecosystem. How these activities are changing the traditional dynamics of open source and how this continued trend will evolve open source. Based on numerous examples and direct experience with enterprises across domains, industries and the globe, I’ll present the current state of enterprise community engagement and discuss strategies on how to make the future bright for all stakeholders."

Speakers
AA

Andrew Aitken

GM & Global Open Source Practice leader, Wipro
Andrew Aitken is the GM & Global Open Source Practice leader for Wipro. In this capacity he, and his team, are responsible for crafting and executing Wipro’s open source consulting, community, go-to-market and solutions strategy. Today, Wipro has well over 20, 000 open source developers... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:40am
Breakout Room 3

9:00am

Room 1 - Licensing: One Size Does Not Fit All - Gian Merlino, Imply
Over the last few years, software licensing has begun making headlines again as open core companies from Mongo to Elastic and Confluent have launched new licenses, and the open-source community at large has started to pay more attention to how exactly these documents work. The venerable Apache, GPL, BSD, and MIT licenses now have an entire spectrum of flavors and competitors. License choices are critically important, impacting adoption and positioning in the marketplace. 
These days, how should we think about the available options and how they fit into an open-core business model? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. In this talk, Gian Merlino, committer on Apache Druid and CTO of Imply Data, will offer a framework for making these licensing decisions.

Speakers
GM

Gian Merlino

Co-Founder & CTO, Imply
Gian Merlino is a co-founder and CTO of Imply. Gian is also one of the main committers of Druid. Previously, Gian led the data ingestion team at Metamarkets and held senior engineering positions at Yahoo. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Caltech.


Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:40am
Breakout Room 1

9:00am

Room 2 - Evolutionary Means for Revolutionary Ends: The Art of Transforming Software Systems and Ecosystems - Nick Schrock , Elementl
Infiltrating and transforming existing software systems and ecosystems is a subtle, difficult art form. Nearly all open source projects and company must grapple with this problem, and there is little public art about how to do this effectively.

Drawing upon his experiences at Facebook and in the OSS ecosystem, Nick explains his theory and approach to this process, which involves providing transformational change but delivered with incremental process. This requires a combination of technical and organizational strategy, along with a full understanding of the incentives of every stakeholder working within a technical system. Nick will detail this approach with case studies from within Facebook, and from open source successes such as React and GraphQL.

Speakers
NS

Nick Schrock

Founder, Elementl
Nick is the founder of Elementl. Prior to Elementl he was a Principal Engineer and Director at Facebook between 2009-17, where he founded the Product Infrastructure team and co-created GraphQL.


Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:40am
Breakout Room 2

9:00am

Room 6 - The Business of Open Source: Religion or Politics? - Herb Cunitz, Accelg2m
Open source licensing and community models are Religious debates.
The choice of Open Source business models are Political debates.
The best Open Source business model is a combination of both.

Once you have settled the Religious and Political debates, then you need to get down to the basics of building and monetizing an open source business. This includes:
- Open Source community development
- Open source distribution strategy (downloads, cloud services, etc.)
- Open source licensing approach (permissive, copyleft, hybrid, open core)
- Business GTM strategy: how to adapt sales and marketing as you push through each inflection point: $0-$10M, $10M to $25M, $25M to $100M, beyond $100M
- Measuring success : community metrics and business metrics
- Cloud service providers (AWS, Azure, GCP): Friend or Foe

Speakers
HC

Herb Cunitz

Principal, Accelg2m
Engineer by education and sales/marketing executive by career. Experienced in growing and managing all go-to-market operations for emerging software companies: sales, marketing, services, channels, business development and operations. Grew field operations for multiple, private, VC... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:40am
Breakout Room 6

9:50am

Room 5 - Purpose before profit: why business values mean more than valuation - Martin Dougiamas, Moodle
Moodle is a 20-year-old open source learning management system that has become the mainstream product in the industry, used by 60% of Universities around the world, as well as a lot of schools and businesses. This session will cover some of the history but will in particular deal with the unique business models and values that support this project to keep it sustainable and secure in the face of aggressive opposition.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Dougiamas

Martin Dougiamas

CEO, Moodle
Martin Dougiamas is best known as the founder of Moodle, the popular learning platform used by millions of educators around the world.As the CEO and Chairman of Moodle Pty Ltd in Perth, Western Australia, he leads the team of software developers at the heart of the Moodle project... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:50am - 10:30am
Breakout Room 5

9:50am

Room 1 - The Self Interested case for Supporting Open Source - Zachary Smith, Packet
Packet has a "blank check" initiative to passively support open source. Hear the defense I tell our board on why this low effort approach to Open Source is the right one for us.

Speakers
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Zachary Smith

Founder & CEO, Packet
Zachary started his first business at the age of 10 mowing lawns with his brother. For the past 15 years, he has been focused on using software to build automated infrastructure platforms, helping to grow Voxel, a Linux-based hosting platform sold to Internap in 2011, into one of... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:50am - 10:30am
Breakout Room 1

9:50am

Room 7 - The Ying and Yang of Open Source Business and Community - Julia Schottenstein, NEA; David Cramer, Sentry; and Sameer Al-Sakran, Metabase
Hear from the CEO of Sentry, David Cramer, and the CEO of Metabase, Sameer Al-Sakran, how they built venture backed businesses off popular open source projects.  Julia Schottenstein, Principal at NEA, and investor in both companies, will moderate the discussion.

Speakers
DC

David Cramer

Founder & CEO, Sentry
David Cramer is the founder and CEO of Sentry, an open source application monitoring service. Sentry is the market leader in error monitoring, helping developers identify runtime issues in any application on any stack. David has also been an active open source author and contributor... Read More →
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Julia Schottenstein

Principal, NEA
Julia Schottenstein joined NEA in 2016 and is a Principal focused on investing in the next generation of enduring enterprise companies. Her interests are diverse from open source infrastructure, DevOps, Big Data, SaaS applications, and autonomous robotics. She serves on the Board... Read More →
SA

Sameer Al-Sakran

CEO, Metabase
Bio Coming Soon


Friday September 20, 2019 9:50am - 10:30am
Breakout Room 7

9:50am

Room 8 - The real costs of Open Source Sustainability - Vicky Brasseur , Juniper Networks
In 2016 Nadia Eghbal released "Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure," which shines a light on how few people maintain the software that underpins a large amount of the internet and the services that run on it.

The software world has rallied around Open Source Sustainability. Going with what they know, folks mostly focus on paying FOSS developers. Funding drives were funded. Foundations were founded. Startups started up. Venture capitalists ventured that capital.

Money isn't the only part of sustainable FOSS projects. Sustainability is a multi-faceted concept that can't work if people focus on only one of its many elements.

This talk will:

* Review literature around the concept of sustainability
* Propose a definition that more accurately details what "sustainable" means to FOSS
* Provide tips for starting with your FOSS sustainability efforts

Speakers
VB

Vicky Brasseur

Director of Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks
VM (aka Vicky) spent most of her twenty-plus years in the tech industry leading software development departments and teams, providing technical management and leadership consulting for small and medium businesses, and helping companies understand, use, release, and contribute to free... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:50am - 10:30am
Breakout Room 8

9:50am

Room 4 - How We Convinced the Pentagon To Use Open Source Drones - Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics
We originally created open source drones to break the military-industrial complex monopoly. We swore we wouldn't allow governments to weaponize our work. But then a funny thing happened. Our drones got better, faster and cheaper than the aerospace industry's and the Pentagon came to us -- not to shut us down, but to learn how we did it. This is the story of what happened next.

Speakers
CA

Chris Anderson

Co-Founder & CEO, 3D Robotics
Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3DR, founder and chairman of the Linux Foundation's Dronecode Project, and founder of the DIY Drones and DIY Robocars communities, including the ArduPilot autopilot project. From 2001 through 2012 he was the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Before Wired... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:50am - 10:30am
Breakout Room 4

9:50am

Room 3 - Addressing Risks in Open Source Software - John Lanius and Karan Marjara, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc
Using Open Source Software has its risks but using OSS without policy/procedure has bigger risks. The presentation includes some of the risks faced by FNC in using OSS and how FNC has addressed those risks.

Speakers
JL

John Lanius

Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
John Lanius is SVP and General Counsel at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. He is responsible for setting the company’s legal strategy and directing a wide range of legal- and compliance-related activities. John manages litigation and dispute resolution, compliance (including... Read More →
KM

Karan Marjara

Open Source Process Lead, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc
At Fujitsu Network Communications (FNC), Karan acts as a liaison between Engineering, Legal, Security, and Export teams. He manages the day to day activities of Open Source Governance process, defining/redefining the end-to-end OSS Usage, Awareness and Release Process. He leads a... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:50am - 10:30am
Breakout Room 3

9:50am

Room 2 - From Open Source to Open Core: the hard way - Caleb Hailey , Sensu
This is the story of a journey. A long and challenging journey in which a small, bootstrapped team has taken Sensu from humble beginnings as an open source software project, to a VC-backed open core platform and burgeoning commercial product (Sensu Enterprise). What have we learned along the way? Open source software development is hard, but open core product development is harder. I'll explore this realization and discuss what's next on our path toward building a long-term successful "commercial open source software" company.

Speakers
CH

Caleb Hailey

CEO, Sensu
Caleb Hailey is the co-founder and CEO of Sensu, where he helps businesses solve their stickiest monitoring challenges. Before founding Sensu, Caleb was President at Heavy Water Operations as well as Director of Product Development at Novitas Data, where he rebuilt their software... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:50am - 10:30am
Breakout Room 2

9:50am

Room 6 - Developers have always been kings and queens - Bart Copeland, ActiveState Software Inc.
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.

Speakers
avatar for Bart Copeland

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
Breakout Room 6

10:40am

Room 2 - The Old, The Now and The New: The Evolution of Open-Source Business Models and What’s Next - Kelly Herrell, Hazelcast
Over the past three decades, open-source shattered the proprietary software business model with what appeared to be an unstoppable force. Recent history has seen some cloud providers asserting their market power at the expense of open-source vendors, while others have embraced the vendors as commercial partners. Meanwhile, edge computing and IoT are gaining steam, changing the dynamics yet again.

Kelly Herrell, CEO of Hazelcast, has 20 years of experience driving open-source companies with multiple exits. His talk covers the transformations of open-source commercial models and discusses emerging dynamics and how they could again drive transformations within the business of open-source.

Speakers
KH

Kelly Herrell

CEO, Hazelcast
Kelly Herrell is the CEO at Hazelcast. In his career, Kelly has led the growth of four innovative companies from early stage to market-leading entities, covering a broad span of compute and networking. At Hazelcast, Kelly brings his unique experience of driving high-value innovation... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 10:40am - 11:20am
Breakout Room 2

10:40am

Room 7 - Open Source Software Assurance: the best of breed! Free Softwares available as COSS but without the COST of COSS! - Alexandre Zapolsky , LINAGORA
LINAGORA is one of the leading european Open Source Software Company.  We believe in Free and "Libre" softwares. We also promote & support more ethical, more inclusive & more sustainable digital technologies. We call this ambition, "the 3rd Digital Way" : we built Open Platforms with a privacy by design focus, interoperability & no vendor lock-in.

We offer our customers an ability to take advantage of Free and "Libre" softwares and to benefit from an innovative business model not based on users or servers counts but that  is a flat annual fee.

Since 2000, LINAGORA has successfully provided both support and expertise on its own software provided under Open Source licences (mainly aGPL V3) and on a complete range of 400 Open Source Software, through a unique service called Open Source Software Assurance (OSSA). 

Respect of Free and Open Source software doesn't mean cheap company. With its OSSA, LINAGORA has demonstrated it is possible to build strong recurrent economic model based on a large part of Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR).

In this talk, the CEO of LINAGORA, Alexandre ZAPOLSKY, will share his experience, explain LINAGORA's business model, use cases and shown how the Free and "Libre" softwares model bring more business opportunities, make higher community empowerment, allow to deliver fastest innovation, simplify IP & legal issues... and why it is a stronger and a better model for every customer

Speakers
AZ

Alexandre Zapolsky

Founder & President, LINAGORA
Alexandre Zapolsky founded LINAGORA in 2000, which is now considered as one of the European champions in Open Source Software. Citizen entrepreneur and visionary, Alexandre Zapolsky defends an ethical "Third Digital Way", respectful of user rights, inclusive and sustainable, able... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 10:40am - 11:20am
Breakout Room 7

10:40am

Room 8 - Bringing Open Source to the People - Ben Halpern, DEV
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.

Speakers
BH

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
Breakout Room 8

10:40am

Room 4 - Lessons learned building software with a fully remote team - Corey Hulen, Mattermost, Inc.
We have learned quite a few lessons about communication tools and how to get work done from our experience of working with hundreds of customers who use Mattermost, an open source messaging workspace, and a distributed team of 50 with hundreds of additional contributors all working remotely. I’ll share several examples of good and suboptimal communication working with remote teams and the infrastructure and tools we found help us, our contributors and our users become more effective teams and provide clarity in their work.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Hulen

Corey Hulen

Co-Founder & CTO, Mattermost, Inc.
Corey Hulen is the CTO and co-founder of Mattermost, Inc., creators of the open source enterprise messaging workspace built for privacy-conscious organizations. Prior to Mattermost, he founded Tempo AI, a machine intelligence startup spun out from Stanford Research Institute, which... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 10:40am - 11:20am
Breakout Room 4

10:40am

Room 1 - The OSS Builder's Journey - Daniel Lopez, VMware / Bitnami
Modern software development involves a mixture of open source software, third-party services and spans developer's laptops, Kubernetes clusters and cloud infrastructure. This session will share the lessons learned at Bitnami helping developers and ops teams in their builder's journey: simplifying OSS adoption at the ideation and development stages while addressing the concerns of IT organizations tasked with running it in production.

Speakers
DL

Daniel Lopez

Sr. Director R&D, VMware / Bitnami
Daniel Lopez is the Sr. Director of Cloud Services at VMware. Before VMware, Daniel was the co-founder and CEO of Bitnami. Daniel is a 15-year industry veteran, and held technical and leadership positions at devicescape and Covalent Technologies. He is an emeritus member of the ASF... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 10:40am - 11:20am
Breakout Room 1

10:40am

Room 3 - Evolving Beyond Open Core, Lessons Learned - Yasmin Rajabi, Puppet
Open core is a very common model used by traditional commercial open source companies. Puppet started out as an open-source project and quickly expanded to multiple projects that made up a platform that represented our "core". Puppet Enterprise became a combination of proprietary add-ons on top of the core platform. Since then we have experimented with different models and have tested new approaches with various new products and projects we've released in the last two years. We believe you don’t need to be tied to a specific Open Source business model to be successful and that it’s more important to be agile as a business, experiment with different approaches.

- Common pitfalls COSS companies run into
- Top lessons we've learned throughout the years
- What questions to ask as you're building your portfolio

Speakers
YR

Yasmin Rajabi

Principal Product Manager, Puppet
Yasmin Rajabi is a leader and frequent speaker on building software that doesn’t just keep businesses running, but empowers engineers to move businesses forward. She is a senior product manager at Puppet where she focuses on Puppet's commercial and open source strategy and leads... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 10:40am - 11:20am
Breakout Room 3

10:40am

Room 6 - Serverless, Inc's Journey to a Scalable Revenue Model - Scott Hammond , Serverless, Inc.
With over 10M downloads, 160k weekly active users, and 31k Github stars, the Serverless Framework is the premiere open source framework for building and deploying applications with radically less overhead and cost.  Ok, now what? All the cool kids seem to be building scalable revenue models and valuable companies.  Can we?  I will walk through our journey, our mistakes, and what seems to be working.

Speakers
SH

Scott Hammond

Executive Consultant, Serverless, Inc.
Scott Hammond is Executive Consultant at Serverless, Inc. and an Independent Director at RainforestQA, Inc. Hammond was Chairman and CEO of Joyent, Inc., (acquired by Samsung) from 2014 through 2018. While at Joyent, he co-founded and chaired the Node.js Foundation and co-founded... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 10:40am - 11:20am
Breakout Room 6

11:30am

Room 2 - Booting up a COSS SaaS company in 2019 - Maxime Beauchemin, Preset
I founded Preset early 2019 to offer services in and around Apache Superset, an open source analytics platform that I started while I was at Airbnb in 2015. This talk is a tale of the journey so far, from growing an open source community within a sponsoring company, to getting a startup off the ground. I'll be talking about the challenges Preset has faced in its first year, and some of the decisions we've made and solutions settled on.

Speakers
MB

Maxime Beauchemin

Founder & CEO, Preset
Max Beauchemin has worked at the leading edge of data and analytics his entire career, helping shape the discipline in influential roles at data-dependent companies like Facebook, Airbnb, Lyft and Yahoo!. A leader in the open-source community, Max is the creator of Apache Airflow... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:10pm
Breakout Room 2

11:30am

Room 5 - Panel: Free as in Beer: Pricing & Delivering Open Source to Enterprise - Joe Ruscio, Librato (Moderator)
Most developer startups aim to build a community of loyal developers who are not only customers, but also contribute to the community’s growth and independently evangelize the product. Not surprisingly, many founders choose open source models to achieve this. But what happens when companies need to cross the chasm into enterprise sales? What does it mean to truly package, price and sell an OSS product into the enterprise? Whether you’re considering dual licensing, SaaS, add-ons or other services as a means to open source commercialization, join this panel of founders from Librato, Replicated, Apollo and Hasura as they discuss their own experiences building businesses alongside open source communities.

Speakers
GM

Grant Miller

Founder, Replicated
Grant is the founder and CEO of Replicated - a company that offers modern on-prem capabilities for cloud-native application providers. Replicated counts COSS companies such as HashiCorp, Gradle and Sysdig as customers and as a result over 50 of the Fortune 100 have applications deployed... Read More →
JR

Joe Ruscio

Heavybit Partner, Founder Librato
Joe Ruscio is a General Partner at Heavybit Industries and was previously the cofounder/ CTO of Librato, Inc. Prior to his role at Heavybit, Librato was acquired by Solarwinds where Joe played a key role in strategy, M&A of multiple companies and scaling a large R&D organization for... Read More →
MD

Matt DeBergalis

Founder, Apollo
Matt DeBergalis has been working on open source technology and developer communities for many years. He is the cofounder and CTO of Apollo, the data graph company, and prior to that founded Meteor, the JavaScript framework. He is also the founder, president and chairman of ActBlue... Read More →
RG

Rajoshi Ghosh

Founder, Hasura
Rajoshi is the co-founder at Hasura, a company that is building an open-source GraphQL API engine for teams building modern cloud-native applications. She started her professional career as a bioinformatics researcher in the field of genomics. Later she moved into the technology-startup... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:10pm
Breakout Room 5

11:30am

Room 7 - The city guide to open source - Devon Zuegel , GitHub
What can cities teach open source about governance, funding, and managing limited resources?

Speakers
DZ

Devon Zuegel

Open Source Economy Product Manager, GitHub
Devon is a writer and programmer based out of San Francisco. She is the product manager for the Open Source Economy Team at GitHub, and she hosts an interview series about computing pioneers called Tools & Craft. Devon also blogs about cooperation problems, market design, and urban... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:10pm
Breakout Room 7

11:30am

Room 8 - Open source strikes (the cloud) again - Dor Laor , ScyllaDB
The rise of the cloud and as-a-service approach caught open source by surprise. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen other companies than Red Hat succeed and even go public. However, in a short amount of time the open source business model is at risk again due to as a service approach and many rising OSS companies added licensing limitations (MongoDB’s SSPL,..) to mitigate the OSS cloud challenge.

This step is not enough as with the cloud scale, both Microsoft and AWS provide MongoDB compatible APIs and more over, the OSI renders the new licenses as non open source. It is a lose:lose strategy.

At ScyllaDB, we chose to reverse the direction and go after the cloud.

OSS used to disrupt close source products by offering an alternative. The session will cover the new Scylla Alternator project, a new open source project by ScyllaDB that aims to democratize a major cloud benefit and make it approachable for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Dor Laor

Dor Laor

CEO, ScyllaDB
Dor Laor is the CEO of ScyllaDB. Previously, Dor was part of the founding team of the KVM hypervisor under Qumranet that was acquired by Red Hat. At Red Hat Dor was managing the KVM and Xen development for several years. Dor holds an MSc from the Technion and a PhD in snowboardin... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:10pm
Breakout Room 8

11:30am

Room 4 - Truth and Lies - The Real Story Behind Open Source Communities and Commercial Success - Idit Levine, Solo.io
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.

Speakers
IL

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
Breakout Room 4

11:30am

Room 1 - Making the Cloud Era a Golden Age for Open Source - Richard Kreuter, MongoDB
Open Source faces a real threat in the Cloud, but MongoDB believes that threat can be turned into an opportunity: the Cloud permits new ways for Open Source companies to operate, but only if Open Source licensing is able to evolve with the larger tech landscape.

Speakers
RK

Richard Kreuter

SVP, Field Engineering at MongoDB, MongoDB
Bio Coming Soon


Friday September 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:10pm
Breakout Room 1

11:30am

Room 6 - Open Core vs Proprietary SaaS: Which GTM model to bet your startup's life on? - Taylor Wakefield , Gravitational
This talk is targeted towards founders and operators of SaaS and Open Core B2B startups. In this session, we'll review the anecdotal strengths and weaknesses of the Open Core and Proprietary SaaS B2B go to market strategies. We'll then review recent S-1 and public financial data from both types of companies to test the validity of these anecdotes.

Speakers
TW

Taylor Wakefield

Co-Founder & COO, Gravitational
Taylor is the Co-Founder and COO of Gravitational, an open core software company that builds solutions to securely deliver cloud native applications into any environment. Prior to Gravitational, he was a Director of Product and ran the San Francisco office at Rackspace. He arrived... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:10pm
Breakout Room 6

12:10pm

Lunch & Expo
Friday September 20, 2019 12:10pm - 1:10pm
Palace of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

1:10pm

Room 5 - Open Source Opportunities in Telecom Industry - Boris Renski, Mirantis
Telecom industry is a "private club" closed to start-ups. It is dominated by a handful of multi-billion dollar vendors that can endure multi-year sales cycles. Exit multiples are crappy. VCs stay away from Telco. But should this be the case?

Telecom industry today is at the precipece of change, driven by a trifecta of technology trends - Network Function Virtualization (NFV), 5G and Edge Computing. Unlike Enterprise infrustructure sector where open source models are getting killed by public cloud
everything-as-a-service approach, Telco industry is evolving into the land of opportunity for open source start-ups.

At Mirantis today 70% of our business comes from Telecom industry with over 25,000 physical servers under support subscription for our software. In this session I will share how we got there and what are the near term opportunities for building open source start-ups in the Telecom space.

Speakers
BR

Boris Renski

Co-Founder & CMO, Mirantis
Boris is responsible for helping define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing on it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Boris’s influence was instrumental in Mirantis’ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Breakout Room 5

1:10pm

Room 7 - Public Clouds - Friend or foe of COSS - Eli Aleyner, Pivotal Software
Are public clouds just vultures to Commercial Open Source companies, taking their technology and giving little in return? In my role at Pivotal I have a first-hand seat in understanding how Public Clouds interact with Commercial OSS companies, the dynamics involved and more importantly: (1) how Commercial OSS companies can build significant business on the backs of Public Clouds, (2) The dynamics and power that COSS companies have with Public Cloud providers (spoiler: COSS have more power than they realize) and (3) how to position to take advantage of the immense opportunity.

In this session we'll talk game-theory, power-dynamics, objectives, positioning all in effort to help both COSS companies and OSS communities to pull jujitsu moves on Public Cloud providers to turn potentially competitive situations to win-wins for all involved.

Speakers
EA

Eli Aleyner

GM, Product & Global Alliances, Pivotal Software
Eli is a senior product and alliances leader at Pivotal, currently leading Pivotal's alliance with Microsoft. Previously Eli lead product and engineering teams at Pivotal, Microsoft, Amazon and funded startups.


Friday September 20, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Breakout Room 7

1:10pm

Room 8 - “Opening” Wall Street: challenging the myths and seizing the opportunities of Open Source in Fintech - Gabriele Columbro, FINOS
Financial institutions and fintech vendors are amongst the larger producers of software and employers of highly talented developers worldwide. Yet while Wall Street has been consistently increasing its consumption of open source, this interactive-by-nature ecosystem has been largely missing out on the opportunities presented by collaborating, contributing and building a business model around open source.

In the context of a massive generational and technological evolution, with cloud and decentralized technologies rapidly taking over the industry, the opportunity for an open fintech is huge for financial institution decision makers, for developers and generally for each one of us, downstream users of the financial services complex.

In this session, Gab, Executive Director of the Fintech Open Source Foundation, the first and only open source Foundation solely focused on Financial Services, will discuss the state of open source in the industry, discussing trends, challenges, opportunities, real life case studies of collaboration and extending a call for participation to the extended (C)OSS community.

Speakers
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Gabriele Columbro

Founder & Executive Director, FINOS
Gabriele is an open source leader and technologist at heart, having spent more than 10 years building thriving communities and delivering business value through open source. He thrives in working with both in open source communities and open source commercial ventures to drive disruptive... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Breakout Room 8

1:10pm

Room 3 - Building a platform of platforms - John Katsnelson, GlaxoSmithKline
Partnering with design to build workflows with streamlined risk and security approvals for open core internal platforms. AKA, building a platform to make it easier to use platforms.

Speakers
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John Katsnelson

Senior Director, Platform Product Engineering, GlaxoSmithKline
John Katsnelson is a Senior Director in the Core Tech organization at GSK. Prior to joining GSK, he was at Capital One, where he launched 4 platforms built on open source. Currently, John's team is building a developer portal that endeavors to be a single pane of glass for GSK's open... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Breakout Room 3

1:10pm

Room 2 - Open Source Product Panel - Shinji Kim , Something New (Moderator)
Product management in a commercial open source company is a different beast from other types of product management. You have a community of contributors and users on one side, and paying customers on the other side. There are partners and competitors that can help build an ecosystem, or eat away your business. It's a delicate and important job for product managers to balance and manage the growth of the company. In this panel, we have four product leaders in the industry to talk about building a successful open source business in today's market.

Moderator:
Shinji Kim, Founder, Something New

Panelists:
Amy Leeland, Director of Cloud Infrastructure Software, Intel
Dustin Kirkland, Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform
Gaurav Gupta, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Martin Van Ryswyk, Planet




Speakers
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Shinji Kim

Founder, Something New
Shinji co-founded and was the CEO of Concord Systems (concord.io), a NYC-based data infrastructure startup acquired by Akamai Technologies in 2016. She led building Akamai’s new IoT data platform for real-time messaging, log processing, and edge computing. Prior to Concord, Shinji... Read More →
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Dustin Kirkland

Chief Product Officer, Apex Clearing Corporation
@DustinKirkland is a Product Manager at Google, bridging the gap between enterprise IT and Google Cloud with Anthos and Kubernetes. Dustin was the VP of Product at Canonical and created several successful commercial products around Ubuntu. Dustin was also the CTO of Gazzang, a startup... Read More →
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Gaurav Gupta

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Gaurav Gupta joined Lightspeed in 2019 as an Enterprise Partner, and is primarily focused on investing in enterprise software, including data-related technologies, cloud, observability and open source. Prior to joining Lightspeed, Gaurav was VP of Product at Elastic, where he led... Read More →
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Martin Van Ryswyk

SVP, Product, Planet
Martin is the SVP Product at Planet. Previously he spent 7 years running engineering, product management, support and developer relations at DataStax, the company behind Apache Cassandra. He has deep experience in both Open Source Software and successful business models based on... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Breakout Room 2

1:10pm

Room 6 - Finding Product / GTM fit in the new, Distributed Ledger category - Eric Saraniecki, Digital Asset and Duncan Johnston-Watt, BTP
The evolution of the Digital Asset GTM models from direct sales of a proprietary full stack to OEM distribution of an open source programming language in the new and rapidly evolving Distributed Ledger Technology category 

Speakers
avatar for Duncan Johnston-Watt

Duncan Johnston-Watt

Co-founder & CEO, Blockchain Technology Partners
Duncan is a regular keynote speaker, serial entrepreneur and technology pioneer with over 30 years experience in the software industry. His latest venture is Blockchain Technology Partners, a leading enterprise blockchain company offering Sextant for Sawtooth and Sextant for DAML... Read More →
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Eric Saraniecki

Co-Founder & Head of Product, Digital Asset
Eric a co-founder of Digital Asset, the creators of the open source programming language DAML. Prior to DA, Eric worked DRW Trading Group where he created and ran a commodities trading desk. While at DRW, Eric began trading bitcoin in 2011 and is one of the Cumberland Mining founders... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Breakout Room 6

1:10pm

Room 1 - Building a World Class Open Source Developer Team - Raj Dutt, Grafana
Session Details Coming Soon

Speakers
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Raj Dutt

Founder/CEO, Grafana
Bio Coming Soon


Friday September 20, 2019 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Breakout Room 1

2:00pm

Room 5 - Thriving with open core when open core was taboo - Andrew Alexeev, NGINX, Inc.
When NGINX the company had just started, the general notion was "you can't monetize an open source web server." We had to productize our project and fast. Searching for a product/market fit, we eventually chose open core as the business model for our commercial product. A little bit early to the market, and with "open core" being almost a taboo word back then, here's what we did.

Speakers
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Andrew Alexeev

Co-Founder, NGINX, Inc.
Andrew co-founded, and helped to grow NGINX, Inc. — a commercial open source vendor with a strong focus on enterprise, a global company backed by the leading VC firms. In early 2019 NGINX was acquired by F5 Networks for $670 million. Andrew's career includes many years of professional... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Breakout Room 5

2:00pm

Room 6 - Open Core and Open Licensing - Heather Meeker, OSS Capital
Open core uses open source licenses to create a community around the product core. But how do you license your enterprise layer? Come learn how to “license the frosting” in ways that will maximize sales and community participation.

Speakers
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Heather Meeker

Founding Portfolio Partner, OSS Capital
Heather Meeker is OSS Capital's founding core portfolio partner for portfolio-wide commercial OSS licensing and legal best practices, special projects and key strategic initiatives. As an internationally-known expert in software licensing, for over 20 years Heather has been a thought... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Breakout Room 6

2:00pm

Room 7 - Panel: Leading COSS goes Global - Kevin Xu, OSS Capital (Moderator)
Panelists:
Haoyuan Li , Alluxio
Cesare Garlati, prpl Foundation

Speakers
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Cesare Garlati

Chief Security Strategist, prpl Foundation
Cesare Garlati is an internationally renowned expert in hardware security. Former Vice President of mobile security at Trend Micro, Cesare currently serves as Chief Security Strategist at prpl Foundation – a technology nonprofit dedicated to enabling security and interoperability... Read More →
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Haoyuan Li

Founder, Chairman, & CTO, Alluxio
Haoyuan (H.Y.) Li is the Founder, Chairman, and CTO of Alluxio. He graduated with a Computer Science Ph.D. from the AMPLab at UC Berkeley. At the AMPLab, he co-created and led Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), an open source virtual distributed file system. Before UC Berkeley, he got a... Read More →
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Kevin Xu

Entrepreneur in Residence, OSS Capital
Kevin is currently a Entrepreneur in Residence at OSS Capital. He was the General Manager of Global Strategy and Operations at PingCAP, the company behind a popular open-source NewSQL database called TiDB, where he built the global go-to-market, community-building, and cloud product... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Breakout Room 7

2:00pm

Room 4 - The paradox of success: How to maintain innovation performance as the codebase grows - Hans Dockter, Gradle Inc.
“Software is eating the world” means all innovations in the company must be channeled through software. Developers are the fuel of this innovation. But can your talented software development team perform at its full potential?
The paradox of a successful software team is that as the codebase and team sizes grow - it becomes harder for developers to maintain the quick feedback cycles that are necessary to work creatively and productively. Compared to other industries, the software development process is in the dark ages, with little data to observe and optimize the process itself. Symptoms of this problem include not only wasted time waiting for builds, CI, IDE’s to do their job, but it also saps our creative flow - limiting early feedback cycles and creating incorrect signals like flakey tests.
Join Hans Dockter, founder and CEO of Gradle for a discussion of how you can use data from across the development process to understand what breaks your codebase and how to speed up cycle times to enable developers to remain creative and innovative even as your code base grows.

Speakers
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Hans Dockter

Founder & CEO, Gradle Inc.
Hans Dockter is the founder and project lead of the Gradle build system and the CEO of Gradle Inc., a company with the mission to transform how software is built and shipped. Hans is a thought leader in the field of project automation and has successfully been in charge of numerous... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Breakout Room 4

2:00pm

Room 3 - Self-hosted > cloud-hosted - Quinn Slack, Sourcegraph
Self-hosted software means software that any individual at an enterprise can deploy enterprise-wide on their own infra without needing to hand over data to your cloud service. It's a natural choice for open-source companies, makes it easier to get big-logo customers early on, and reduces tech complexity of your product. Learn and discuss how Sourcegraph, GitLab, Mattermost, and other companies make this work (and at what point you should offer a cloud-hosted service).

Speakers
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Quinn Slack

Co-Founder & CEO, Sourcegraph
Bio Coming Soon


Friday September 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Breakout Room 3

2:00pm

Room 1 - Putting the Product in Product-Led GTM: A Commercial Open-Source Product Deep Dive - Vivek Saraswat, Mayfield Fund
Hashicorp, Elastic, Docker — All companies that used product-led GTM via open-source as a way to drive bottoms-up adoption and grow the commercial business. But there is a lot of nuance that goes into tuning this engine to work at scale. Join Vivek Saraswat, former enterprise product leader (Docker, VMware, AWS) and current investor at Mayfield (the firm that led the series A in Hashicorp, Influx, Portworx, Rancher, among others) as he provides actionable insights on:

Evaluating which features actually drive enterprise adoption
Optimizing product architecture to reduce upsell friction
Structuring open-source and enterprise product teams for success

Speakers
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Vivek Saraswat

Venture Investor, Mayfield Fund
Vivek is an early-stage venture capital investor at Mayfield and experienced product leader in next-generation enterprise application and infrastructure technologies. He brings deep commercial and open-source product management experience from companies such as Docker, VMware and... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Breakout Room 1

2:00pm

Room 2 - UX Principles for Open-Core Software - Melissa Casburn, Puppet
The customer journey for open-core software is long and complex, and it often begins with developers. While it’s important to maximize traditional conversion paths such as websites and other marketing materials, open-core software requires us to look across a wider mix of interfaces and experiences. Whether you’re evolving your open-source products, commercial products, or both, it’s imperative to understand how to apply limited design resources to the touchpoints that yield the highest value for your company and your users.

See how the open-core software customer journey differs from that of commercial software. Learn about where to focus design effort to maximize conversion, and how to optimize the developer experience that is so critical to our success. Take away a set of user experience design principles you can apply to your own products and processes.

Speakers
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Melissa Casburn

Principal User Experience Designer, Puppet
Melissa Casburn is a Principal User Experience Designer at Puppet, focused on design strategy & process, user research, and information architecture. Prior to joining Puppet 5 years ago, she had 10 years of UX experience spanning many industries and interests including life sciences... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Breakout Room 2

2:50pm

Room 5 - Senior Counsel: Product, Intellectual Property, and Privacy - John Gould, Cloudera Inc.
Developing an open source business model requires tight coordination between both the business owners and legal. Clear goals need to be defined, at least one of which should be “what is our path to revenue.” The selected open source license(s) for the products should align with these goals, and business, market, and community expectations need to be managed.

This session will discuss some challenges and considerations for developing an entirely open source business model from scratch. We will discuss managing business misunderstandings and expectations, license selection criteria, community perception, and tensions between different legal documents, such as between an open source license and service agreement.

Speakers
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John Gould

Senior Corporate Counsel: Product, Privacy, and Intellectual Property, Cloudera Inc.
John currently works for Cloudera where he manages legal matters related to products, privacy, and intellectual property. John joined Cloudera after their acquisition of Hortonworks in 2019, where he held a similar role. At Cloudera, John continues to develop and implement open source... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Room 5

2:50pm

Room 7 - Is this conference a good idea? - Kyle E. Mitchell , Independent Attorney
Exploring the delicate and ever more fragile link between open source and activism, open source and counterculture, and open source and freemium. Why do businesses and businesspeople want to "be" open source? What does the reality and mythology of open source history mean for those who try?

Speakers
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Kyle E. Mitchell

Independent Attorney
Kyle writes contracts, software, contracts for software, and software for contracts. He's made a career helping folks who give code away make money anyway, somehow. In the fray, he likes his language plain, his documents thin, and his phone calls short. In spare time he didn't actually... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Room 7

2:50pm

Room 8 - An executive's role in fostering an OSS community - Thomas DeMeo, NodeSource
Executive leadership is needed to support OSS communities.  But to really thrive and grow, it needs the right exec sponsorship for the right reason, with the right expectations across the company.  That all begins with understanding the needs of the developer community, their motives, and the realities of their world.  Delivering a win-win scenario for all sides is made  easier when you understand the factors, know where to start and can keep the dialog open.  This session will share some insights into what works and what doesn’t from an executive point of view.  Bring your perspective and insights and share them during the open Q&A session so that we may all expand our understanding of dynamic open source communities.  

Speakers
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Thomas DeMeo

CEO, NodeSource
Thomas DeMeo is the CEO of NodeSource. Thomas has focused his 27-year career in Silicon Valley primarily in software and SaaS product leadership roles. From industry icons including Adobe, HP, and Citrix to a mix of early stage (Series B/C/D) startups, Thomas’ career runs the gamut... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Room 8

2:50pm

Room 3 - Top 10 things you must nail to build a successful open core business - Andy Wright, Tigera
Anyone building an open core enterprise software business will need to conquer 10 challenges that stand between success and failure. Each challenge is fundamental to building any successful enterprise software business. However, those building an open core business will find that each challenge is twisted into a unique and multivariate puzzle to solve.

In his talk, Andy Wright, VP Marketing, Tigera, will describe the 10 challenges and tips to frame each properly within an open core business. He will share his experiences while building Tigera from Project Calico. Tigera is currently a growth-stage enterprise software business providing cybersecurity software for Kubernetes.

Friday September 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Room 3

2:50pm

Room 4 - Coherent Open Source: Let's scrap the Babel Tower of 100 Open Source licenses! - Bruce Perens, OSS Capital
Coherent Open Source: Let's scrap the Babel Tower of 100 Open Source licenses! A minimal set of licenses fits most purposes and eliminates license incompatibility!

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Perens

Bruce Perens

Board Partner, OSS Capital
Bruce Perens is one of the founders of the Open Source movement in software, and created the Open Source Definition, the rules for Open Source licensing that have stood for two decades. He created the modern Linux distribution as project leader of Debian, where he was the first to... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Room 4

2:50pm

Room 2 - Build an Open Source Business with Kubernetes - Sheng Liang , Rancher
Kubernetes is one of the most significant open source technologies today. It is transforming cloud consumption, corporate IT, and DevOps practices in fundamental ways. Kubernetes has also given rise to numerous new business opportunities. In this talk we will share our experience and insights in leveraging the Kubernetes movement to build an open source business.

Speakers
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Sheng Liang

CEO, Rancher
Sheng is co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. Prior to starting Rancher, Sheng was CTO of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix Systems after their acquisition of Cloud.com, where he was co-founder and CEO. Sheng started his career as a Staff Engineer in Java Software at Sun Microsystems... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Room 2

2:50pm

Room 6 - "COSS from the perspective of VC" Panel moderated by Joseph Jacks
Panelists:
Jerry Chen, Greylock
Scott Raney, Redpoint Ventures
Dan Scholnick, Trinity Ventures

Speakers
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Jerry Chen

VC, Greylock
Jerry joined Greylock in 2013 as an investor and currently sits on the Board of Docker, Cato Networks, Gladly, Rhumbix, Spoke, and Blend. Prior to joining Greylock, Jerry was Vice President of Cloud and Application Services at VMware where he was part of the executive team that scaled... Read More →
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Scott Raney

Managing Director, Redpoint Ventures
Scott invests in entrepreneurs at the seed, early and growth stages with a focus on cloud infrastructure, open source and mobile platforms. He’s especially interested in the rise of distributed computing and developer-facing businesses. Scott serves on the boards of Guild Education... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Room 6

2:50pm

Room 1 - Open Talent: How to Hire Technical Talent Away from the Likes of Google Using Open Source - Kevin Xu, OSS Capital
In this session, I'll share tactics, know-hows, and first-hand experiences in leveraging open source to hire top technical talent away from the likes of Google to work at a young startup and drive recruiting efficiencies in general.

Speakers
KX

Kevin Xu

Entrepreneur in Residence, OSS Capital
Kevin is currently a Entrepreneur in Residence at OSS Capital. He was the General Manager of Global Strategy and Operations at PingCAP, the company behind a popular open-source NewSQL database called TiDB, where he built the global go-to-market, community-building, and cloud product... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Room 1

3:30pm

Afternoon Break & Expo
Friday September 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Palace of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

4:00pm

Room 1 - Open Source Programs: Best Practices - Kevin Wang, FOSSA
Over 80% of the code we ship in our software products today is from open source and third parties.  Open source has become a critical supplier to modern business, yet the traditional enterprise has few tools to deal with the new types of complexity, scale and speed that comes with modern open source usage.
In this talk, Kevin Wang (CEO @ FOSSA) outlines a set of frameworks and best practices developed from leading software companies and OSPOs (Open Source Programs Offices) on managing open source at the pace and scale of modern development. By the end of this talk, you will learn a set of tools and strategies to help implement a strategy to help your company succeed at open source consumption.

Speakers
KW

Kevin Wang

CEO, FOSSA
Kevin Wang is the CEO of FOSSA, an open source license and vulnerability management platform adopted by the world’s largest enterprises and most popular open source projects. Kevin is a member of the 2018 Forbes “30 Under 30” list and was a 2013 Thiel Fellow. FOSSA was named... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Breakout Room 1

4:00pm

Room 7 - The Future of CI/CD & Open Source - Tracy Miranda, CloudBees
The DevOps and CI/CD industry have never been bigger. This talk talks about the evolutions in the space as we go through a CI/CD revolution.

Speakers
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Tracy Miranda

Director of Open Source Community, CloudBees
Tracy Miranda is director of open source community at CloudBees. Tracy was instrumental in launching the Continuous Delivery Foundation as the new home for Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker & Tekton projects and is now on the governing board. An open source veteran, Tracy was previously... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Breakout Room 7

4:00pm

Room 4 - The Open Source Landscape of Edge Computing - Kilton Hopkins, Edgeworx
Edge Computing is mentioned daily across almost every industry. This talk will illustrate what is happening in the open source world around edge computing and will dive into some of the key architectural challenges and goals of the edge.

Speakers
avatar for Kilton Hopkins

Kilton Hopkins

Co-founder and CEO, Edgeworx
Kilton started programming computers when he was 8 years old. He started a software company a few years later. The world is very different than it was back then, but Kilton is still bringing new technologies to life. Kilton is the co-founder and CEO of Edgeworx, a startup that provides... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Breakout Room 4

4:00pm

Room 8 - Open Core Data - What Data Science can learn from Open Source Software - Tobi Knaup , D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere)
Data science and machine learning are transforming entire industries, producing results that are superior than previous approaches for a variety of problems. But achieving state of the art results is often only available to an elite few. The reason is that modern deep learning algorithms take copious amounts of compute and storage, and therefore money, to train state of the art models. We’ve seen this movie before in software engineering. Only large companies used to have the resources to develop complex software like an operating systems. Open source fundamentally changed these dynamics. Today Linux is one of the most popular operating systems, and continues to be the foundation on which many companies build their products. In this talk I’ll share how successful patterns from open source software may be transferred and applied to the data science space in order to democratize access to state of the art tools and data, so the entire data science community can accelerate innovation.

Speakers
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Tobi Knaup

Co-Founder & CTO, D2iQ (formerly Mesosphere)
Tobi Knaup is the CTO and Co-Founder of Mesosphere, the hybrid cloud platform company which helps organizations adopt transformative technologies like container orchestration, machine learning and real-time analytics. He was one of the first engineers and tech lead at Airbnb. At Airbnb... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Breakout Room 8

4:00pm

Room 3 - Changing The Landscape of Compute With RISC-V Open Hardware Architectures - Richard New, Western Digital
RISC-V is a free and open instruction set architecture defined through open standards-based collaboration.  The Chips Alliance organization was created recently to host open source implementations of hardware IP blocks, including RISC-V based cores.  At Western Digital, we believe that open source hardware development models will change the way that hardware is architected and designed in much the same way that open source has changed the software industry.  This talk will describe how Western Digital is adopting this model with our own RISC-V cores, and provide examples of innovations that will be enabled by industry-wide collaboration around an open and flexible standards-based architecture.  Please join us to learn how open hardware and RISC-V will change the landscape of compute.

Speakers
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Richard New

Vice President of Research, Western Digital
Richard New has served as the vice president of research at Western Digital since 2016 where he oversees the company’s advanced research across a range of topics relating to storage, memory and compute. In this role, he manages the Western Digital Research Lab, focusing on exploratory... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Breakout Room 3

4:00pm

Room 5 - Session Details Coming Soon - Michael Cheng, Facebook
Session Details Coming Soon

Speakers
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Michael Cheng

Lead, Open Source Licensing, Facebook
Bio Coming Soon


Friday September 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Breakout Room 5

4:00pm

Room 2 - Betting on SaaS - Building a Multi-Cloud DbaaS on Vitess - Jiten Vaidya, PlanetScale
Session Details Coming Soon

Speakers
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Jiten Vaidya

Co-Founder & CEO, PlanetScale
Jiten Vaidya is the co-founder and CEO at PlanetScale. PlanetScale is based in Mountain View, CA and recently raised a $22M series A funding round from Andreessen Horowitz. PlanetScale is building a massively scalable multi-cloud transactional database-as-a-service based on vitess.io... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Breakout Room 2

4:50pm

Room 7 - Redefining Monitoring by Moving to the Edge - Dimosthenis Kaponis, Netdata Inc.
Netdata emerged from the need for a very high performance, high resolution, zero configuration and instantly usable monitoring solution; in the process it became a very popular open source project with more than 40K stars on Github, 500K docker pulls per day and used by millions worldwide. Today, it’s entering its next phase of evolution. This talk will cover its history, design philosophy and strategy and our ongoing efforts to provide more value and thorough insights for modern operating environments — from low powered IoT devices, to bare metal fleets, all the way to Orchestrated Container constellations of ephemeral nodes.

Speakers
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Dimosthenis Kaponis

CTO, Netdata Inc.
Dimosthenis Kaponis is Netdata’s Chief Technology Officer. Dimosthenis oversees the development of the company’s products, their technical architecture as well the structure of the engineering organization. His teams are responsible for both the popular open source Netdata agent... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Breakout Room 7

4:50pm

Room 3 - COSS in the Enterprise - Hylton Van Zyl and Clint Smith
Session Details coming soon

Speakers
avatar for Clint Smith

Clint Smith

General Counsel, SVP Corporate Development, GC, SVP Corp Dev, Datastax
Clint has served in management roles at leading technology companies, and is active as an investor and Board member for early stage companies. He has worked as an executive for two leading open source database companies, MySQL AB and DataStax, Inc., and is a frequent speaker on open... Read More →
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Hylton Van Zyl

SVP, Technology Partnership Development, Bank of America
Hylton van Zyl is a Technology Partnership Development (TPD) executive within the Global Technology& Operations division. In his role, Hylton is responsible for finding emerging technology solutions that can lower cost, reduce risk and increase capabilities for Bank of America. As... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Breakout Room 3

4:50pm

Room 1 - From the bedroom to the boardroom — how Gatsby grew from a fun side project to a large VC-backed open source company - Kyle Mathews, Gatsby
Every commercial open source project has its own origin story. In this session, Kyle will tell the story of how he created an early React web framework for fun and grew it to a widely used open source project with millions of funding & dozens of full-time employees. Many open source maintainers would like to do this. Kyle will discuss what made Gatsby unique and extract some lessons that will be helpful for other maintainers looking to make the same journey.

Speakers
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Kyle Mathews

Founder, Gatsby
Kyle is a tech entrepreneur based in San Francisco, CA. He founded the commercial open source company Gatsby which is a powerful next-generation cloud-native CMS based on React.


Friday September 20, 2019 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Breakout Room 1

4:50pm

Room 2 - Pivot? Or is it? The story of Salt from open automation to IT security. - Thomas Hatch, SaltStack
Don't call it a pivot. This is the story of the intentional evolution of Salt from open source infrastructure automation tools to the industry's first event-driven SecOps automation platform. Attend this session to get insight into the evolutionary development of SaltStack SecOps, from parts to product to profit, direct from the technical founder and CTO of SaltStack.

Tom created the Salt open source project in 2012 to fill a gap in the infrastructure automation market. He started with a high-speed remote execution engine that would go on to serve as a platform for configuration management, cloud control, and event-driven automation modules among others. What he built was quickly adopted at massive scale by SRE and DevOps teams at organizations like LinkedIn, Hulu, Lyft, and Wikimedia. In 2017 SaltStack released SaltStack Enterprise and in 2019 SaltStack SecOps to provide purpose-built, solution-oriented products for IT operations and security teams. Tom will share insights into the balancing act needed to maintain a vibrant open source project while building revenue-generating enterprise IT security products.

Speakers
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Thomas Hatch

CTO and Technical Founder, SaltStack
Tom is the technical founder of SaltStack and a widely respected authority in automating the work of enterprise IT management and security. The award-winning software Tom created is used by tens of thousands of businesses to manage and secure more than 100 million infrastructure nodes... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Breakout Room 2

4:50pm

Room 4 - Open source as-an-integrator: The ultimate partnership tool - Matthew Gregory, Ockam
Matthew Gregory will cover his learnings from Heroku Add-ons and from Microsoft Azure's pivot to open source that led him to build Ockam as a COSS. Among the many reasons for why open source is awesome, Matthew will elaborate on why he thinks open source is the ultimate mechanism for simplifying systems integrations across complex ecosystems like edge, connected, and IoT devices.

Speakers
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Matthew Gregory

CEO, Ockam
Matthew Gregory is the founder and CEO of Ockam and has a passion for helping open source developers. Matthew has a diverse background from Azure Open Source, Heroku, he built the Weather API that your favorite weather app probably uses, and is a former America's Cup sailor.


Friday September 20, 2019 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Breakout Room 4

5:30pm

End of Day Two
Friday September 20, 2019 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Palace of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
 

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