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Tuesday, June 23 • 13:55 - 14:25
Survival of the Opennest: Microsoft's Journey to Open Source

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In this session you will learn how Microsoft went from an inward focused culture towards open source and then how collaborating in the open is now helping them to collaborate better inside the company.

When Martin Woodward joined Microsoft ten years ago, open source was called “a cancer”. A decade later, the world has changed. Now, 90% of the code we use comes from open source, GitHub has become the largest developer community on the planet, and Microsoft is one of the largest contributors to open source.
It doesn’t matter if you are a hobbyist, a start-up, a bank, whether you are flying rockets to other planets, building a personal website, or even taking pictures of a black hole - open source is now vital to how you collaborate and build software.

Sasha Rosenbaum will dig deep into Microsoft’s open source evolution, and give you the insider’s view on witnessing the company pivot to understanding and accepting the new mindset. Sasha and Martin will share how even the unlikeliest companies can learn to use and contribute to open source, and how to apply the culture of openness and collaboration “inside the corporate firewall” to empower your organization to achieve more.

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Sasha Rousenbaum

Senior Product Manager, Github
Sasha is a Product Manager at GitHub, focused on helping engineers be successful with using GitHub for work as well as for open source. In her career, Sasha has worked in development, operations, consulting, and cloud architecture. Sasha is an organizer of DevOpsDays Chicago, a chair... Read More →
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Martin Woodward

Vice President, GitHub
Martin is the VP of Developer Relations at GitHub and the original creator of the Microsoft GitHub org. Before that Martin was a principal GPM on the Azure DevOps team at Microsoft, and the Executive Director of the .NET Foundation helping drive Microsoft’s move towards open source... Read More →

Tuesday June 23, 2020 13:55 - 14:25 BST
Track 3