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Monday, October 5 • 15:00 - 15:50
How To Make a Positive Impact In Open Source Without Doing Any Coding - Nithya Ruff, SanDisk

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Many people want to make a difference but believe that they need to be a coder or a developer to make a difference in open source projects and communities. However, there are many roles in open source that need someone who supports and believes in collaborative development to create change. I will cover some of these areas and show how you can get involved and make a difference and create an impact. My own personal story is one where I have worked in commercial company creating an open source based product, I have done open source marketing and advocacy for the Yocto project and now am the open source strategy person for my company. These roles have allowed me to move open source understanding and engagement forward in a positive way without coding.

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Nithya Ruff

Board Chair, Linux Foundation
Nithya Ruff is a well-known and well-regarded leader in Open Source. As the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Practice, she is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities.She is a passionate advocate for opening doors to new... Read More →

Monday October 5, 2015 15:00 - 15:50

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