Sun 12 Apr 2015

Keynote: Carbon, Automobiles, Fashion, & Bebop: How openness drives innovation

Alanna Irving Public Seen by 335

We are posting a series of Loomio discussions about sessions and talks coming up at the conference, so participants can have a chance to discuss the topics, ask questions, and interact with the presenters.

Keynote: Carbon, Automobiles, Fashion, & Bebop: How openness drives innovation

Entire industries become transformed when a critical mass adopts openness. Open source software is just past a tipping point that is turning the entire industry on its head. Those that embrace it will survive and drive progress. This talk will explore some lessons we can learn from the carbon, automobiles, fashion, and bebop that will prepare us for the future that open source software is creating.

Brandon Keepers is Head of Open Source at GitHub. GitHub has changed the way open source is built, and Brandon is changing the way GitHub builds open source. An engineer by trade, he believes open source is a fundamental to building great products, and great products sustain healthy open source projects. He shares his endeavours on twitter as @bkeepers and on his blog at opensoul.org.


Alanna Irving Sun 12 Apr 2015

Please post your comments and questions and @brandonkeepers will be around when he can to respond.


Jaco van der Merwe Wed 15 Apr 2015

Would be cool to see/hear this topic cover that of Makers.
I know GitHub supports 3D objects & diff - setting it up well to compete against thingiverse (def NOT open, with a habit of "stealing" contributors' work) - but not many other do for some reason.
I'll have to catch up on this via webcast or other recorded/transmitted medium, as I'll probably not be able to attend :(