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Monday, October 28 • 15:15 - 15:50
Panel Discussion: What’s Essential in an OSS Project Launch Playbook? - Karen Chu, Matt Butcher & Aaron Schlesinger, Microsoft; Betty Junod, Solo.io

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Creating and developing a new open source project is hard enough as is, but how exactly can you go about successfully sharing your project with the community once you’re ready to do so?

Collectively, this panel group has launched/worked on multiple open source projects such as Helm, Habitat, Cloud Native App Bundle (CNAB), Docker, Gloo, Athens, Service Catalog, & Service Mesh Interface (SMI). From our experiences, we've identified essential elements for any open source project launch, no matter how small/big your project is.

In this panel, we'll discuss what should be in an OSS project launch playbook:
• Infrastructure: tools needed to create a public space for your project
• Communications: techniques for setting a tone, creating a brand, & spreading the word
• Governance: what you need to create a protected but open space for your community
• Goal: purpose of open sourcing your project & the rules of engagement
• Community: what you need to plan to grow, cultivate, & engage members

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Matt Butcher

Principal Software Development Engineer, Microsoft Azure
Matt does cloud native open source development at Microsoft, where he has worked on Brigade, Helm, Krustlet and others. Matt is the author of a bunch of books and articles, most recently O'Reilly's book "Learn Helm" (with Matt Farina and Josh Dolitsky). When not coding, Matt enjoys... Read More →
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Karen Chu

Community PM, Microsoft
Karen Chu is a Community PM on the Microsoft Azure Container Compute Upstream team with a focus on open source tools such as Helm, CNAB, Brigade, CNAB, and more. She is a CNCF Ambassador, meet-up organizer, and conference organizer. She has also worked The Illustrated Children’s... Read More →
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Aaron Schlesinger

Developer Advocate, Microsoft
Aaron is a developer advocate at Microsoft Azure and a core maintainer of the Athens Project. Before Athens, he was a core maintainer and chair of the Kubernetes SIG-Service-Catalog and a contributor to various other projects in the Kubernetes community. He has 15+ years of software... Read More →
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Betty Junod

VP of Marketing, Solo.io
Betty Junod is the VP of Marketing at Solo.io focused on open source and commercial software tools in the Service Mesh and Kubernetes ecosystem including Gloo, SuperGloo, GlooShot, Squash and Service Mesh Hub. Previously Betty led product and partner marketing at Docker, the container... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 15:15 - 15:50 CET
Rhone 3B