June 21-24, 2022
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Tuesday, June 21 • 2:05pm - 2:45pm
Does Your OSPO Help or Hinder Contributions? - Dawn Foster, VMware

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Your OSPO is probably the center of gravity for your organization’s open source efforts, and your policies and processes can help your employees contribute to open source projects or hinder them in ways that you might not expect. Do employees think of your OSPO as the “Office of No”, or do they consider you to be a strategic partner who can provide advice and help them overcome roadblocks? This talk will focus on ways to structure your OSPO and your policies to foster strategic alignment between individual employee contributors, your company, and open source communities to help all of us become more successful and productive by working together. The talk contains several major sections. * Taking a strategic approach to partnering with the rest of your organization. * Crafting OSPO policies and processes to contribute to open source projects in ways that will benefit your company, your employees, and the open source community. * Using your OSPO to help balance the triad between individual employees, your company, and communities. * Tips for being a good corporate citizen as you contribute to open source communities. The audience will walk away with practical tips about ways to use your OSPO to improve the open source experience for your employees.

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Dawn Foster

Director Open Source Community Strategy, VMware
Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s OSPO. She is a Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS, Steering Committee member for the TODO Group, co-chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy TAG, and OpenUK board member. She has 20+ years of experience... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2022 2:05pm - 2:45pm CDT
Room 301/302 (Level 3)
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