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Tuesday, November 19 • 11:50am - 12:25pm
Panel: What’s Essential in an OSS Project Launch Playbook? - Betty Junod, Solo.io; Jian He, Alibaba; Karen Chu, Matt Butcher, & Ronan Flynn-Curran, Microsoft

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Creating/developing a new OSS project is hard as is, but how can you go about successfully sharing your project with the community once you’re ready?

Collectively, this panel has launched/worked on multiple open source projects such as Helm, OpenKruise, CNAB, Docker, Gloo & Service Mesh Interface. From their experience, they've identified elements essential to any open source project launch, no matter how small/big your project is.

In this panel, they'll discuss what should be in an OSS project launch playbook:
• Infrastructure: tools needed to create a public space for your project
• Communications: techniques for setting a tone, creating a brand & spreading the word
• Governance: what you need to create a protected but open space for your community
• Goal: purpose of open sourcing your project, rules of engagement
• Community: what you need to plan to grow, cultivate & engage members

Speakers
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Matt Butcher

Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft
Matt Butcher is a Principal Software Developer at Microsoft, where he leads the team of open source developers that manage Helm, CNAB, Brigade, Porter, and several other projects. Matt has a Ph.D. in philosophy, and is the author of eight technical books. He’s also the co-author... Read More →
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Karen Chu

Community Manager, Microsoft
Karen Chu is a community manager on the Azure Container Compute team with a focus on open source container-native developer tools such as Helm, CNAB, Brigade, Virtual Kubelet, and more. She has also worked on and keynoted with The Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes book... Read More →
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Jian He

Staff Engineer, Alibaba
Jian He is a Staff Engineer at Alibaba Cloud where he works on container infrastructure to support Alibaba ecosystem. Prior to that, he worked at Hortonworks where he mainly works on Hadoop and is a Hadoop committer and PMC member. Jian He graduated from Brown University in Computer... Read More →
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Betty Junod

VP of Marketing, Solo.io
Betty Junod is the VP of Marketing at Solo.io focused on open source and commercial software tools in the Service Mesh and Kubernetes ecosystem including Gloo, SuperGloo, GlooShot, Squash and Service Mesh Hub. Previously Betty led product and partner marketing at Docker, the container... Read More →
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Ronan Flynn-Curran

Designer/Software Engineer, Microsoft
Ronan is a designer and developer who brands, builds and works to boost open source projects at Microsoft Azure. He works within the Deis Labs team, whose goal is to make container-based developer tools accessible and friendly to all. Day-to-day he works on making sites, identity... Read More →


Tuesday November 19, 2019 11:50am - 12:25pm
Room 7AB - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level