September 13-16, 2022
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Thursday, September 15 • 15:00 - 15:40
Building a Team for the Upstream: Things We Learned Building InnerSource Teams for Open Source Impact - Emma Irwin, Microsoft

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When efforts to contribute to, participate-in, lead and support upstream projects are siloed in product teams, or reliant on advocacy of individuals who 'get it' , the impact for our customers, and the entire ecosystem falls short of the potential. In this talk, Emma will share the concept of 'internal community building' to both empower and scale impact on upstream projects and beyond. Specifically, this talk will focus on three of Microsoft's cross-organizational community building efforts, each it's own group with specific goals : - Upstream impact on open source metrics (CHAOSS) - Upstream impact on diversity equity and inclusion - And (no big deal) every open source project on the planet. This is InnerSource working for open source, and I will share what has worked (and not worked!) . Go team upstream!


Emma irwin

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Emma has been building open source software and open source communities for about as long as she can remember. Her role at Microsoft's Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) building, empowering and activating developers and their teams around open source is a combination of all the things... Read More →

Thursday September 15, 2022 15:00 - 15:40 IST
EcoCem Room (Level 2)
  OSPOCon, OSPO Lessons Learned