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Monday, October 28 • 17:10 - 17:45
The Untold Story Behind Creating an Open Source Program Office - Brian Hsieh, Uber & Michael Cheng, Facebook

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TODO group has published a series of useful guidelines on how to create an open source program office but the reality of implementing can come with unexpected challenges and surprising opportunities. The broad scope of an open source program requires cross-functional coordination between multiple teams with differing goals, culture, focus areas, perspectives, and priorities, including legal, engineering, design, product, business, marketing, and branding. The success of the open source movement has made the concept of open source software so pervasive that it created another layer of challenges in education and communication. This talk will provide the honest story of my one-year journey of building the open source program office at Uber. I will share my observations and takeaways, as well as what I found rewarding and impactful during the process.

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Michael Cheng

Facebook, Facebook
Lawyer. Raspberry Pi Fanatic. Currently supporting mergers & acquisitions and the open source program office at Facebook. Former IT sysadmin, investment banker and high school dropout. Spent most of my professional career in China and Asia before moving to the US.
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Brian Hsieh

Head of Open Source, Uber
Brian Hsieh created and leads the Open Source Program Office at Uber. In this role, he builds and manages open source strategy, processes, governance, licensing compliance, ecosystem growth, brand identity, industry alignments, standards, and foundation relationships. He has experience... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 17:10 - 17:45 CET
Rhone 3B