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Friday, January 25

9:30am CET

How open-source made me a better developer
Participating in open source is one of the best ways to develop the core skills every engineer needs. these skills don’t just include coding and problem solving, but more importantly, a wider perspective on software engineering. Participating in open source projects can teach you to give and receive critical feedback, to lead without authority and to consider others’ usecases that may differ, or contradict your own.
Surprisingly, I understood this only when I transitioned to working on closed-source software after years of working primarily on open source.
In this talk I’ll share this realization with the audience and explain why working on open source could be the best career move any novice, or even senior developer could make.

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Allon Mureinik

Senior Manager, Seeker R&D, Synopsys, Inc.
A software engineering manager who likes nothing more than when his employees prove him wrong.

Friday January 25, 2019 9:30am - 9:55am CET

10:00am CET

Get more people to participate in your project
Do you think you have a great project the world should learn about, but none really knows about it? Do you have tons of ideas but little time to implement them all? In this session, I’ll talk about my experience with promoting new projects and ultimately acquiring new contributors for them.

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Eliska Slobodova

Engineering Manager, Red Hat

Friday January 25, 2019 10:00am - 10:25am CET

10:30am CET

Using Maslow’s Psychology to Build Your Best Team
Have you ever been part of a team that was technically competent, but had trouble meeting its goals? We are often led to believe that the success of a team is determined by the technical ability of its members. But if your team doesn't respect one another and is frequently in disagreement, that technical talent is wasted.

Understanding Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs will help your team members form meaningful, respectful relationships. These kind of relationships will make it easier for your team to have passionate, open debate and commit to difficult decisions, without destroying the integrity of the team. You'll hear how making incremental changes to the way your team interacts can allow your team to focus on the goals of your organization.

Slides available here:  https://miabbott.fedorapeople.org/maslow-team-building-devconf2019/#/

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Micah Abbott

Principal Software Quality Engineer, Red Hat
I've been involved in software quality assurance for nearly 20 years, testing things like networking equipment, embedded systems, and host management software. Since joining Red Hat in 2014, I've been working on the RHEL Atomic Host product and involved in the upstream Project Atomic... Read More →

Friday January 25, 2019 10:30am - 10:55am CET

11:00am CET

Howto engage Python contributors in the long term?
The CPython project is now 28 years old. It has active core developers, but almost all of them are volunteers. It's difficult to ask someone to be commit into a project for 5 years without being paid. Helping newcomers and mentoring contributors takes time and few developers are available for that. We are working on improving the diversity of CPython core developers and get more active core developers, but it's a slow process.


Victor Stinner

Red Hat
I am paid by Red Hat to maintain Python upstream (http://python.org ) and downstream (RHEL, Fedora). Python core dev.

Friday January 25, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am CET

12:00pm CET

Building Inclusive Open Source Communities
During the BoF you will hear stories of first-time contributions, successful examples in supporting and mentoring newcomers, and find out steps you can take as an Open Source contributor or maintainer to make your community more inclusive.

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Jona Azizaj

Developer Relations

Kristi Progri

Program Coordinator, GNOME
Program Coordinator at GNOME, Mozilla Tech Speaker, STEM-inist and proudly promoting Diversity and Inclusion in FLOSS

Friday January 25, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm CET
Workshop - A113

12:00pm CET

Developer Communities are just like coffee shops
Developer communities should smell like freshly ground coffee, or taste like an amazing cup of coffee from the remote reaches of El Salvador. In this session we'll talk about what makes developer communities so unique, and how you reach out to them and/or build them.

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Jeremy Meiss

Director, DevRel, CircleCI 
Jeremy is the Director of DevRel & Community at CircleCI, formerly at Solace, Auth0, and XDA. With over 27 years in Tech, covering just about every functional area including Support, SysAdmin, Application Developer, Program Manager, and Business Analyst, Jeremy is active in the DevRel... Read More →

Friday January 25, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm CET

1:00pm CET

Bridging the Divide Between Community & Corporate
The goals of community and the corporate side of the house sometimes can be at odds. How can the apparent divide between the priorities of community and corporate be bridged? Learn about about the whys and hows from someone who works in both corporate marketing and with community. What does each side miss in understanding each other? What should each side keep in mind when trying to achieve successful collaboration? I'll be connecting the dots between the disparate parts. Learn how communities can cultivate allies when interacting with business units and other teams that might be removed from daily interaction with the upstream.

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Jen Madriaga

Senior Manager, Global Community Event Strategy, Red Hat
Jennifer (Jen) Madriaga is the Senior Manager for Global Community Event Strategy on the Events team in Marketing Communciations at Red Hat. Jen provides event management and event marketing expertise for a variety of open source and community events. She collaborates regularly with... Read More →

Friday January 25, 2019 1:00pm - 1:25pm CET

1:30pm CET

Debate and commit: Making decisions stick
When everyone has an opinion, they each know what’s best, and no one agrees, how do you make decisions that stick and move forward together?

In this session, you will get simple, practical tips and tactics to:
* break out of the frustrating cycle of endless debates and decision revisiting,
* elicit valuable input from all of your stakeholders… not just the loudest,
* gain support, buy-in, or at least grumpy acceptance,
* manage conflicting opinions and priorities,
* limit unintended impacts, and
* improve trust within your community.

This session will help you develop an effective decision-making process and navigate the challenges that go hand-in-hand with collaborative work.

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Rebecca Fernandez

Senior Principal Program Manager, Open Culture, Red Hat
Senior Principal Program Manager, Open Organization Culture, Red Hat

Friday January 25, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm CET

2:00pm CET

Managing changes in open source projects
The larger a project gets, the more important it is to communicate changes in a structured way. This talk gives attendees considerations for managing changes in their own projects like: Why have a change proposal system? What are the benefits and drawbacks? What is important to track? Who should be involved?

I’ll cover Fedora’s approach to managing changes and how it has changed over the years. I’ll share the benefits and drawbacks of Fedora’s approach and give historical examples of successes and failures. I will also address how Fedora’s approach can be used in smaller projects and where a different approach is better.

Attendees will come away with the ability to create or update the change process for their own community projects.

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Ben Cotton

Fedora Program Manager, Remote US IN
Ben Cotton is a meteorologist by training, but weather makes a great hobby. Ben works as the Fedora Program Manager at Red Hat. Prior to that, he was a Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft focused on Azure’s high performance computing offerings. Ben is a Community Moderator for... Read More →

Friday January 25, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm CET

3:00pm CET

Why Is My Community In Danger?
Web sites, social media, mailing lists, chat channels... in a distributed world, these lines of communication are critical to an FLOSS project's success. But some projects can have all of these tools, and more, and still not be successful. What is the culprit? In his discussion, Brian Proffitt will examine the the various community practices that might seem to make the development process better, but in reality can be damaging to a community's overall health. Lack of diversity, rigid maintainerships, and, yes, even corporate participation can all lead to weak and even toxic open source projects. Not only will the problems be highlighted, but potential solutions will be addressed as well.

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Brian Proffitt

Manager, OSPO Community Insights, Red Hat
Brian Proffitt is the Manager of the Community Insights team within Red Hat's Open Source Program Office, focusing on content generation, community metrics, and special projects. Brian's experience with community management includes knowledge of community onboarding, community health... Read More →

Friday January 25, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm CET

4:00pm CET

Cultural Diversity and Open Source Communities
We’ve all heard—and many of us here have preached—that openness is important for innovation and progress; however, do we think about openness in the same way? What are the expectations when one talks about “working in the open?” As we become more globalized, we need to identify and negotiate the differences in the understanding of openness before we can talk about true collaboration and inclusion. Can we find unity in diversity?

In this session, I’ll share my observations and experiences after living and working on 3 continents, with various companies, on open source events, and with open source communities. I’ll also touch on adapting communication styles and tools effectively for different situations.

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Carol Chen

Principal Community Architect, Red Hat
Community, Open Source, Cloud Management, Automation, ManageIQ, Ansible, Red Hat, Orchestra, Percussion, Finland, Travel

Friday January 25, 2019 4:00pm - 4:25pm CET

4:30pm CET

Becoming OpenStack Developer via Outreachy
In this talk, we will discuss successes, challenges and opportunities found by participating in the Outreachy internship with OpenStack as discovered by an intern and her mentors. The intern, Aija, worked on the implementation of a new industrial protocol, Redfish. Her mentors, Dmitry and Ilya, did their best to provide the context of the project to Aija and help her make progress, for example, by connecting her with Redfish authors, when its documentation proved insufficient. The organizational, technical and psychological aspects that have arisen and needed to be dealt with during this collaborative effort will be explored. We will share the most important lessons learned and offer ideas on how to effectively engage, coordinate and empower the open source developers.

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Ilya Etingof

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
OpenStack engineer focusing primarily on the hardware provisioning.

Aija Jaunteva

Outreachy alumna with OpenStack; Software engineer
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Richard Pioso

Software Senior Principal Engineer, Dell EMC
Richard is a member of the Dell EMC Service Provider Solutions team. He joined OpenStack in 2015, during the Mitaka release cycle. Upstream, he contributes to Ironic, making baremetal servers sing. Downstream, Richard develops Dell EMC OpenStack solutions. His passion is improving... Read More →
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Dmitry Tantsur

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
OpenStack Ironic and Metal3 developer

Friday January 25, 2019 4:30pm - 4:55pm CET

5:00pm CET

Convergence of Communities: OKD = f(Kubernetes++)
This session will discuss joint research findings from Bitergia on the inter-relatedness of contributions to the Kubernetes, OpenShift/ OKD communities developing around distributions and share new approaches to OS community development. The inter-dependency of open source projects such as OpenShift(OKD) with upstream projects (Kubernetes), downstream services, and related initiatives (Operator Framework) has changed nature of open source community development. As communities converge, release schedules and priorities collides, project leaders need to adjust OS models, re-think interactions with multiple release cycles and juggle the divergent agendas. This session will cover lessons learned, best practices developed and the new realities of open source community development.

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Daniel Izquierdo

CEO, Bitergia
Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar is a researcher and one of the founders of Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open and inner source ecosystems. Currently holding the position of Chief Executive Officer, he is focused on the quality of the data, research of new metrics... Read More →
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Diane Mueller

Director, Community Development, Red Hat
Director, Community Development, Red Hat (https://redhat.com) ; Co-Chair, OKD Working Group, the Community Distribution of Kubernetes that powers Red Hat OpenShift (https://okd.io) and founder/organizer of OpenShift Commons (https://commons.openshift.org)

Friday January 25, 2019 5:00pm - 5:25pm CET
Saturday, January 26

11:30am CET

Red Hat Internship - Student's perspective
This presentation is supposed to introduce attendees to the topic of Red Hat internship program. Beginning with my first steps as an intern in Red Hat I will describe my time as an intern. Then I will continue with what problems and situations I ran into and introduce my solutions to them. Then I will present about my recent project made for fedora developer portal in cooperation with my mentor, with knowledge I gained during this internship. The goal of this presentation is to inspire students in participating in internship programs and informing them about what they are able to learn, for Red Hat employees the goal is to tell them about student's perspective of such relationship.

This track is part of our young speaker series.  This talk may be presented in Czech.


Saturday January 26, 2019 11:30am - 11:55am CET

2:00pm CET

Open leadership: An invitation to all
To most people, “leadership” is a capability expected of only a select group of people and roles. But this exclusive view of leadership is antiquated and inadequate. In open source communities, leadership is a set of catalytic mindsets and behaviors that enable people to work together to create something of value. In this session, you will explore new ways to demonstrate and develop personal leadership. Gain valuable insights and take away practical tools for extending your influence and impact, regardless of your role.

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Rebecca Fernandez

Senior Principal Program Manager, Open Culture, Red Hat
Senior Principal Program Manager, Open Organization Culture, Red Hat

Saturday January 26, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm CET
Sunday, January 27

10:30am CET

Empower people across China by open source
Recently there is a significant trend and momentum for China to consume and participate in open source
Firstly, we'd seen end-users consume smart phones which are developed on open source.
As well, companies have grounded in their use of open source to build up products and services, even become part of the strategic decisions and the business

Even students in different education system are enthusiastic to be exposed to open source.
The talk will covers insights into:

How one large country is moving to an open source mindset and embark the journey of open source ?
How they attract each other mutually, and hit it off?
Share some experiment with school
Explore some challenges they are facing in managing and governing Open Source
Provide some approaches to address those challenges

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Chunfu Wen

principal software quality engineer, Red Hat
I am an open source contributor and promoter.I work at Red Hat, and have 17+ years working experiences in various companies such as:Oracle, Motorola, Siemens.

Sunday January 27, 2019 10:30am - 10:55am CET

11:00am CET

Herding cats: project management in communities
Large open source projects are complex. Whether you have someone formally filling the role or not, your project is performing project management tasks. This talk covers some of the key work that project managers perform in community projects. This includes managing schedules, tracking changes, leading meetings, and coordinating resources, with a particular emphasis on how this applies to volunteer communities and not just corporate projects.

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Ben Cotton

Fedora Program Manager, Remote US IN
Ben Cotton is a meteorologist by training, but weather makes a great hobby. Ben works as the Fedora Program Manager at Red Hat. Prior to that, he was a Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft focused on Azure’s high performance computing offerings. Ben is a Community Moderator for... Read More →

Sunday January 27, 2019 11:00am - 11:25am CET

11:30am CET

Merging community and business goals
Whether you are a seasoned professional or just getting started, working with open communities can be a transformational experience. Using some recent improvements to Red Hat's OpenStack UI as the backdrop, we will explore some of the nuts and bolts of how anyone can engage with open source communities, and how we at Red Hat embrace community and openness to bring new and innovative products to life.

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Beth Elwell

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Beth is a senior software engineer at Red Hat, currently working on the OpenStack User Interface team. She has spent the last 3 years working on OpenStack UI with experience specifically working on horizon, ironic and tripleo-ui. In the last year she has moved into a position as user... Read More →

Sunday January 27, 2019 11:30am - 12:20pm CET

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