Grace Hopper Annual Conference Schedule


Open Source: Presentations

October 15 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
370 A Level Three GRBCC
TRACK: Open Source
Presentation / Lightning Talk
Radical Decentralization: Using the Power Law to Cultivate Community
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
LEVEL: Intermediate

Open source projects are evaluated not only on the code, but their communities, so it is important to be intentional about community building. This presentation will make the case for the radically decentralized philosophy (in contrast to top-down governance) behind the thriving community programs she built at (and previously at Meteor), illustrated with stories from the trenches, and explain how to cultivate that community from the ground up.

The evolution of OpenStack
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
LEVEL: Intermediate

OpenStack is an open source cloud operating system; provides infrastructure as a service. It begs a closer look with statistics such as: age five, global active contributor base in the 1000s, adopters such as CERN, Walmart, and Comcast, conferences and meet-ups every six months. What are the economic driving forces? How is it evolving with respect to features, stability, ease of use, security, and upgradability? Are women contributors increasing?

Why should chip companies do upstream Linux development?
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
LEVEL: Advanced

Free and open source software development enables broader innovation and growth, and improves software security and life cycle quality. But is that the only secret to Linux’s success? How can Linux support more CPUs than all other operating systems combined? A key factor is “upstream Linux development”. We will highlights how upstream Wi-Fi drivers enable stronger market value at a lower development expense, than non-upstream open or closed source approaches.