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Friday, May 13


It's OK - Consensus Reached. We've Agreed to Disagree! - Sharan Foga
The Apache Way tells us that we need to try and run our projects using consensus as much of possible – but what does it actually mean to the man or woman on the ground? Ask 5 different people what they understand by consensus you will probably get 5 different answers but that doesn't mean that we haven't achieved it. In this presentation Sharan will talk about about how becoming part of an Apache project has educated her about the role and use of consensus, and that applying it in real life can be a bit more challenging than the theory.


Sharan Foga

Independent Consultant
Sharan Foga is an Independent Consultant who has over 20 years in the IT industry working on the delivery and implementation of ERP and business systems. She has been involved with the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) since 2008 and has presented at several conferences about "The... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Plaza B


Why Can't We Be Friends: Do Corporations and FOSS Really Mix? - Lynn Root & Noa Resare, Spotify
Many folks in the community appreciate and contribute to FOSS. But sometimes, your employer may not be on your side. There are a lot of things that we can all agree with respect to what the FOSS community would like to see companies do. From the small things, like being more polite when interacting with volunteers and writing high quality bug reports, to the more expensive and time consuming things like employing maintainers of software you use or donate significant money. However, it requires a lot of work to get your company to move in this direction. You need to have good, solid arguments and employ smart strategies. In this talk, we build on the experiences we have from working with Free Software inside Spotify and recount lessons learned. We also look at other well-publicized examples of organizations engaging with the FOSS community and help provide strong arguments for persuasion.

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Noa Resare

Free Software Ombudsman, Spotify
Noa Resare is a senior engineer and the Spotify Free Software Ombudsman. Noa is an accomplished public speaker has been giving talks at conferences such as Cloud Open, Usenix Lisa and LinuxCon on a wide variety of technical subjects.
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Lynn Root

Software Engineer, Spotify
Lynn Root is an SRE at Spotify in NYC, with historical issues of using her last name as her username, and the resident FOSS evangelist. She is also a global leader of PyLadies and former Vice Chair of the Python Software Foundation Board of Directors. When her hands are not on a keyboard... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Plaza B


The Formation of International Law and the Formation of Open Standards-- What Can We Learn? - Joanna Madej, the Front
Even for those of us who aren't developers or Apache committers, the world is digitizing. As a consequence, while still confined to the relative niche of the technical and open source worlds, open standards are set to become an increasingly mainstream concern. As they govern the world around us, they deserve a "political science" of their own. In her presentation, Joanna Madej will compare the evolution and development of international treaties with the evolution and development of open standards, arguing that principles of international politics and international law can be applied to studying this evolving "international politics" of software.


Joanna Madej

Product Marketing & Strategy, 30MHz
Joanna Madej oversees Product Marketing at 30MHz, an industrial internet of things startup. She's worked at the intersection of tech, media and the nonprofit sector and was introduced to the world of Apache while Head of Global Communications at Hippo, an open source CMS based in... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Plaza B