Getting Into Open Source for Fun & Profit


A panel discussion with developer advocates who took different paths along their open source journeys. Discover how developers and organizations can balance open source work with commercial work – and generate income for both yourself and your company.

Hear from:
– Paul Everitt, who took the first open source application server through $14 million of funding, and has bootstrapped both the Python Software Foundation and the Plone Foundation;
– Phil Nash, author of Catch2, the 2nd most popular C++ test framework; and
– Trisha Gee, Java Champion, published author, and expert in Java high performance systems. Trisha has developed Java applications for both for-profit and non-profit organizations of all sizes, and dabbles with open source development.

This panel is moderated by Helen Scott, who has over 20 years’ experience in the software industry and started contributing to open source this year.

What You’ll Learn
– Why, how, and when to start contributing to open source
– Balancing open source work with commercial work
– Generating income for both yourself and your company through open source

This Talk is Designed For
– Software developers, organizations, and anyone interested in contributing to open source.

About the Presenters
– Helen Scott (@HelenJoScott), Java Developer Advocate, JetBrains
– Paul Everitt (@paulweveritt), Python Developer Advocate, JetBrains
– Phil Nash (@phil_nash), C++ Developer Advocate, JetBrains
– Trisha Gee (@trisha_gee), Java Developer Advocate, JetBrains


Duration: 00:00:00
Publisher: DigitalOcean
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