• Nat Friedman headshot

    Nat Friedman

    Chief Executive Officer

    GitHub

    @nat

    Nat Friedman is CEO of GitHub, and drives the company’s vision of a global community of developers building the future together. Nat is passionate about building products that delight developers, and is a long-time leader in the open source community. He has co-founded two companies: Xamarin in 2011, where he served as CEO through acquisition by Microsoft in 2016, and Ximian in 1999. He is also co-founder of AI Grant, the GNOME Foundation, and co-founder and chairman of California YIMBY.

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  • Dana Lawson headshot

    Dana Lawson

    VP of Engineering

    GitHub

    @danaiszuul

    Dana Lawson has 20 years of experience as an engineer and engineering leader. She has worn many hats to complement a product’s lifecycle through her leadership roles at Heptio, Invision, New Relic and GitHub where she currently serves as VP of Engineering. With a background in fine arts, she brings her creative vision to chart new waters and lead the engineering teams of the future.

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  • Shanku Niyogi headshot

    Shanku Niyogi

    SVP of Product

    GitHub

    @shankuniyogi

    Shanku Niyogi is GitHub’s Senior Vice President of Product, where he leads the teams responsible for GitHub’s product roadmap, including product strategy, management, and design.

    Shanku has had a career-long passion for building products that empower developers and software teams. Prior to joining GitHub in January 2019, Shanku led developer product teams at Google, Microsoft, and Chef and was involved in products such as Visual Studio Code, TypeScript, ASP.NET, and Google Cloud.

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    Keynote Session

  • Marietje Schaake headshot

    Marietje Schaake

    Member of the European Parliament

    European Parliament

    Marietje Schaake is a Dutch politician and has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since 2009. She is a member of D66, part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group. She is Coordinator on the International Trade committee, where she is the ALDE spokesperson on transatlantic trade and digital trade. Schaake also serves on the committee on Foreign Affairs and the subcommittee on Human Rights. She is the Vice-President of the US Delegation and serves on the Iran Delegation and the Delegation for the Arab peninsula. Furthermore, Schaake is the founder of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda for Europe. In 2017 she was Chief of the European Union Election Observation Mission in Kenya. Since 2014, Schaake is a ‘Young Global Leader’ with the World Economic Forum and she was recently appointed as co-chair of the WEF Global Future Council on Agile Governance. Schaake is a Member of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and chair of the CEPS Taskforce on Software Vulnerability Disclosure in Europe. Furthermore, she is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and an advisor to the Center for Humane Technology. Schaake was featured by Politico as one of the 28 most influential Europeans in the ‘class of 2017’.

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    Software security, trust, and public policy

    Through funding, regulation, and agenda setting, public policy can and does make software more secure—and less secure.

    This session will dig into case studies in Europe of how public policy has supported security, or inadvertently threatened to make software more fragile, including how these policies came about, how they impact software security, and how developers influenced the policies. We’ll also cover how developers and industry are working with policymakers and governments to ensure policy supports rather than undermines security and trust, and what you can do as a developer, team member, and citizen to help.

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    Jannet Faiz

    Engineering Manager

    Scout24 AG

    Jannet Faiz is an Engineering Manager for the Platform Engineering department at Scout24. She's currently leading the teams for Delivery Engineering, like continuous integration workflows and products, and migration of Scout24 to the cloud with the intention of shutting down data centers this year. Jannet believes in the platform model for increasing productivity for product teams.

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    GitHub as a self-sustaining product for large-scale environments

    From security to provisioning, there are a lot of challenges companies face as they scale their workflows.

    In this session, you'll learn how Scout24 went from using four different supply chain management tools to one streamlined workflow while growing their repositories and users in a fast-paced environment.

  • Isabel Drost-Fromm headshot

    Isabel Drost-Fromm

    Open Source Strategist

    Europace AG

    Isabel Drost-Fromm is an Open Source Strategist at Europace AG Germany. She’s a member of the Apache Software Foundation, co-founder of Apache Mahout, and a mentor for several incubating projects. Isabel is interested in all things FOSS, search, and text mining with a decent machine learning background. True to the nature of people living in Berlin, she loves having friends fly in for a brief visit—as a result, she co-founded and is still one of the creative heads behind Berlin Buzzwords, a tech conference on all things search, scale, and storage.

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    Innersource: open source collaboration patterns beyond public FOSS projects

    Europace AG, a Berlin-based FinTech company, has been piloting innersource efforts for over two years. During that time, they've followed and contributed to innersourcecommons.org, a global, cross-organization initiative to further innersource practices that “apply the lessons of open source to all software engineering, using collaboration and transparency to increase quality, speed, and developer joy”.

    This session will take your team on a journey from innersource as a vague idea to an organization that embraces open source collaboration techniques with developers who contribute to open source projects themselves.

  • Rimas Silkaitis headshot

    Rimas Silkaitis

    Senior Director, Product Management

    GitHub

    @neovintage

    Rimas leads product management for teams and team collaboration at GitHub. Rimas has a passion for helping groups leverage their data to create better outcomes. He's run product for services like Heroku Postgres and Heroku Redis, made teams successful at using data with data visualization Chartio, and built data-intensive features as an engineer.

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    Open source security: who’s responsible?

    No software is immune from vulnerabilities. We’ve seen some of the world’s largest companies crippled by them. With always-evolving open source software and growing dependencies within it, staying on top of security can feel like an impossible task. That’s why it’s vital for any organization to have the right people and products for the job.

    The speakers in this panel will explore different roles within development teams that keep code safe and how the open source community can work together to prioritize and collaborate on security solutions.

  • Admas Kanyagia headshot

    Admas Kanyagia

    Senior Director of Social Impact

    GitHub

    @admaskan

    Admas Kanyagia is the Senior Director of Social Impact at GitHub, where she leads the philanthropic and CSR efforts on behalf of the company. She has over fifteen years of working across the social sector—with foundations, corporations, nonprofits and government. Prior to GitHub, Admas was a Director at FSG, a nonprofit strategy consulting firm, where she gained deep expertise in corporate social responsibility, shared value, equity, community engagement and mobilization, systems change, human-centered design and systems thinking. Prior to FSG, Admas worked for Accenture’s Public Sector practice and guided federal agencies and non-profit organizations in strategy development, organizational design and business process improvement. Admas has a M.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A from Stanford University.

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    Open source for good: the people and projects driving change

    As we strive to make progress on looming social issues like class divides, climate change, and access to education, innovation is key. New technologies are one of the most effective ways we can manage the complexity of these problems—bringing together institutions, developers, and companies to build collaborative open source solutions—and many of them are being built on GitHub.

    In this session you’ll hear from people who are working at the intersection of social change and open source technology and walk away inspired by their stories of impact on some of the most important issues of our time.

  • Mike Linksvayer headshot

    Mike Linksvayer

    Director, Policy

    GitHub

    @mlinksva

    Mike Linksvayer is the Policy Director at GitHub, supporting the company's efforts to advocate for developers in the public policy realm. Mike has worked in the open source space for a long time, including as a volunteer director of Software Freedom Conservancy, and previously as VP and CTO of Creative Commons. Before that, Mike was a software engineer.

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    Software security, trust, and public policy

    Through funding, regulation, and agenda setting, public policy can and does make software more secure—and less secure.

    This session will dig into case studies in Europe of how public policy has supported security, or inadvertently threatened to make software more fragile, including how these policies came about, how they impact software security, and how developers influenced the policies. We’ll also cover how developers and industry are working with policymakers and governments to ensure policy supports rather than undermines security and trust, and what you can do as a developer, team member, and citizen to help.

  • Charline Grenet headshot

    Charline Grenet

    Head of Digital Communities and Communication

    ENGIE Digital

    Coming from a crisis and politics communication background, no one guessed Charline Grenet would ever stumble upon and fall in love with digital and IT geeks. Now Head of Digital Communities and Communication at ENGIE Digital, global energy and services Group of 150,000 employees in 70 countries, Charline's one and only goal is to make digital do-ers proud of what they do best.

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    Tribes at ENGIE Digital: when shiny tools don't make it all

    To design and build software, tools are not the magic answer and are only driving us halfway when taking hundreds of thousands of employees' projects to the next level. That's why ENGIE Digital has taken change management beyond powerpoint slides with a tribes dynamic: A fluid community powered by digital experts that helps our business and IT teams make smarter choice based on a common track-record and proven practices.

    In this session, you'll learn how ENGIE Digital is strengthening collective intelligence, moving faster, making digital knowledge and reusable code available for all.

  • Bryan Clark headshot

    Bryan Clark

    Senior Manager, Product Management

    GitHub

    @clarkbw

    Bryan is the Product leader for the Open Source Maintainer at GitHub. He has been working with Open Source for his entire career from Red Hat to Mozilla and lives with his amazing partner and 3 boys in Victoria, BC Canada.

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    Open source security: advisories and workflows to keep open source secure

    Security is the most critical challenge in open source today, and the GitHub Team is investing in helping developers and teams work through their pain points.

    In this session, you'll learn how GitHub's tools are helping security researchers, maintainers, developers, and enterprises keep code secure.

  • Hong Phuc Dang headshot

    Hong Phuc Dang

    Founder

    FOSSASIA

    @hpdang

    Hong Phuc Dang founded FOSSASIA in 2009 as a community devoted to improve people’s lives through sharing open technologies, knowledge and fostering global connections. Hong was recently elected as a board director of the Open Source Initiative. She also acts as the InnerSource manager at Zalando where she helps to bring open source culture and practices within the corporate walls and supports the company to become a good open source citizen.

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    Open source for good: the people and projects driving change

    As we strive to make progress on looming social issues like class divides, climate change, and access to education, innovation is key. New technologies are one of the most effective ways we can manage the complexity of these problems—bringing together institutions, developers, and companies to build collaborative open source solutions—and many of them are being built on GitHub.

    In this session you’ll hear from people who are working at the intersection of social change and open source technology and walk away inspired by their stories of impact on some of the most important issues of our time.

  • Devon Zuegel headshot

    Devon Zuegel

    Product Manager of the Open Source Economy team

    GitHub

    @devonzuegel

    Devon is the Product Manager of the Open Source Economy team at GitHub. She is a writer and programmer based out of San Francisco, and she blogs about cooperation problems, market design, and urban economics.

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    There and back again: An adventure through the realms of open source software

    Join Devon in exploring the distant lands of open source. She's brought us back customs from programming communities far and wide, to borrow and remix to solve problems back at home, wherever that may be.

    Through hundreds of conversations with open source maintainers, Devon discovered that each niche of the developer ecosystem has come up with ingenious techniques and thoughtful methods of coordinating work, investment, and decision-making.

    In this talk, we'll discuss a few local practices that Devon finds particularly inspiring. These communities are different from one another, but they share many of the same challenges, so it's valuable to look at what others have figured out, learn from those experiences, and to build on those innovations.

    And her journey isn't over—Devon is eager to hear the best practices in your communities, too! The second half of the talk will open as a conversation, where Devon will invite the audience to come up in front of the stage area for a more direct discussion of what other practices we can borrow and build on from one another.

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    Mario Rodriguez

    Senior Director of Product Management

    GitHub

    @mariorod

    Mario Rodriguez is a Senior Director of Product Management at GitHub, currently focusing on all things Enterprise. Prior to Github, Mario worked as Group Program Manager at Microsoft where he led the Azure DevOps Platform and Artifacts teams. Mario’s core identity is being a learner and time away from product engineering is often spent with his two daughters.

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    Running GitHub Enterprise at scale in your organization

    Learn best practices and features you can leverage to efficiently manage GitHub at an enterprise scale.

    From SAML SSO to group management, to security and compliance, this session has you covered.

  • Kathy Simpson headshot

    Kathy Simpson

    Senior Director of Product Management

    GitHub

    @simpsoka

    Kathy Simpson is Senior Director of Product Management at GitHub, where she leads Developer Experience in navigating code collaboration, workflow and efficiency.

    Kathy has an engineering background and has always been a maker at heart with a passion for technology. She's played a critical role in the creation of new products such as Heroku's developer dashboard and enterprise workflow management systems, and works to make every product successful well beyond launch. Her curiosity for building is fueled by exploring new tools, prototyping potential solutions and investigating different processes.

    Prior to GitHub, Kathy worked as Senior Product Manager on the Human Interface Team at Heroku. Before Heroku, Kathy was a Senior Product Manager for Disqus, where she ran the core commenting platform. She studied Philosophy and Physical Anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University.

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    Open source in the enterprise: using GitHub to run your Open Source Programs Office

    Open Source Programs Offices (OSPOs) can be effective for running open source programs inside your enterprise.

    In this session, you'll learn how an OSPOs work, see how GitHub's tools can help your developers be productive and safe with open source, and get a peek at what's ahead.

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    Thomas Aidan Curran

    Cofounder, co-CTO

    Ory sh, Inc

    @tacurran

    Thomas concentrates on product design, product development and the product roadmap in concert with the voices of developers from around the world in the Ory open source community.

    Prior to joining Ory, Thomas was an advisor to numerous companies regarding software engineering, cloud computing, and security. He is an expert in helping organisations and teams achieve high productivity and automation. He was CTO at Deutsche Telekom, SAP Hybris, and Bertelsmann. He has also had four startups so far, including Bench the first version control system for Windows based on GNU RCS.

    Thomas is passionate about building and using software.

  • Simina Pasat headshot

    Simina Pasat

    Director of Product Management

    GitHub

    @siminapasat

    Simina Pasat is a Director of Product Management at GitHub, where she manages partnerships and special projects. She builds products in a customer-focused way and loves to ship solutions in quick iterations, learn from them and then make fast improvements. Prior to GitHub, Simina worked as a Product Manager at Microsoft, on mobile developer and CI tools. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.

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    GitHub and CI: your partners in product quality

    From open source maintainers to enterprises, we all aim to write code with fewer errors, improve our documentation, and increase our test coverage. While GitHub can’t prevent all the errors in your code (yet), we provide the right tools, insights, and integrations to help you ship with higher confidence and deliver better quality products.

    In this session, you’ll learn how continuous integration and our ecosystem helps partners create a rich experience for developers within GitHub.

  • Jamie Cool headshot

    Jamie Cool

    Director of Program Management

    Microsoft

    @jamieleecool

    Jamie is the Director of Program Management for the Azure DevOps team. A 20 year Microsoft veteran, the majority spent building platforms and tools for developers. He is currently based out of North Carolina where he is working to make Azure Devops a great set of foundational developer services for both Microsoft and it’s customers.

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    GitHub and CI: your partners in product quality

    From open source maintainers to enterprises, we all aim to write code with fewer errors, improve our documentation, and increase our test coverage. While GitHub can’t prevent all the errors in your code (yet), we provide the right tools, insights, and integrations to help you ship with higher confidence and deliver better quality products.

    In this session, you’ll learn how continuous integration and our ecosystem helps partners create a rich experience for developers within GitHub.

  • Floor Drees headshot

    Floor Drees

    Product Marketing Manager

    Microsoft

    @FloorD

    Floor works as a Developer Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft (Azure), with a focus on OSS and Linux solutions. Floor spent her career so far in tech start-ups in roles connecting engineering and communication, ran a co-working space and start-up accelerator. Privately she spends her time organizing Ruby and OSS community events, and doing write-ups for meetups and conferences

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    Maintaining the maintainers: Supporting independent open source tools

    Maintainers often lack adequate resources, face communication issues, and work themselves to exhaustion to keep tools we love running. And sometimes, they’re rewarded for their efforts with harassment and trolling instead of gratitude.

    This panel will debate whether formalized support like an accelerator program for maintainers could provide motivation in the face of these challenges or if the risks of corporatism outweigh the benefits. At the center of this discussion will be the core question, “How do we help more people to work in open source independently?”

  • Lothar Schulz headshot

    Lothar Schulz

    Engineering Manager

    Moovel Group GmbH

    @lotharschulz

    Lothar is an Engineering Manager at Moovel Group GmbH. He brings decades of technical development and project management experience in the software, internet, mobile, telecommunication, and font industries from companies like Zalando, T-Systems, and Nokia.

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    Open source security: who’s responsible?

    No software is immune from vulnerabilities. We’ve seen some of the world’s largest companies crippled by them. With always-evolving open source software and growing dependencies within it, staying on top of security can feel like an impossible task. That’s why it’s vital for any organization to have the right people and products for the job.

    The speakers in this panel will explore different roles within development teams that keep code safe and how the open source community can work together to prioritize and collaborate on security solutions.

  • K Rain Leander headshot

    K Rain Leander

    OpenStack Liaison

    Red Hat

    @rainleander

    K Rain Leander is a systematic, slightly psychic, interdisciplinary community liaison with a Bachelor’s in dance and a Master’s in IT. An epic public speaker, she has disappeared within a box stuffed with swords, created life, and went skydiving with the Queen. Seriously. Rain is an active technical contributor with OpenStack, RDO, TripleO, Fedora, CentOS and DjangoGirls. Come say hello. Bring cake.

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    Maintaining the maintainers: Supporting independent open source tools

    Maintainers often lack adequate resources, face communication issues, and work themselves to exhaustion to keep tools we love running. And sometimes, they’re rewarded for their efforts with harassment and trolling instead of gratitude.

    This panel will debate whether formalized support like an accelerator program for maintainers could provide motivation in the face of these challenges or if the risks of corporatism outweigh the benefits. At the center of this discussion will be the core question, “How do we help more people to work in open source independently?”

  • Don Goodman-Wilson headshot

    Don Goodman-Wilson

    Developer Advocate, EMEA

    GitHub

    @degoodmanwilson

    Don is a philosopher-engineer, and a developer advocate at GitHub. He focuses on empowering software developers, and especially open-source software maintainers by helping them identify the best tools, and best practices for their craft. In previous lives, Don has worked with startups and established companies in such diverse fields as web security, chatbots, streaming media, embedded hardware, and model railroading; he also holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. Don enjoys statically typed languages and sailing, and lives with his wife and daughter in Amsterdam.

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    Maintaining the maintainers: Supporting independent open source tools

    Maintainers often lack adequate resources, face communication issues, and work themselves to exhaustion to keep tools we love running. And sometimes, they’re rewarded for their efforts with harassment and trolling instead of gratitude.

    This panel will debate whether formalized support like an accelerator program for maintainers could provide motivation in the face of these challenges or if the risks of corporatism outweigh the benefits. At the center of this discussion will be the core question, “How do we help more people to work in open source independently?”

  • Catherine Stihler headshot

    Catherine Stihler

    CEO

    Open Knowledge Foundation

    Catherine Stihler has been chief executive of Open Knowledge Foundation since February 2019. Prior to this, she represented Scotland as a Member of the European Parliament since 1999. As Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, she worked on digital policy, prioritising the digital single market, digital skills, better accessibility of digital products for the disabled, as well as citizen online data protection and privacy. As leader and founder of the All-Party Library Group she promoted and advocated for the importance of libraries and how libraries can remain relevant in the new digital age.

    Born in Bellshill in 1973, Catherine was educated at Coltness High School, Wishaw and St Andrews University, where she was awarded a MA (Hons) Geography and International Relations (1996), and a MLitt in International Security Studies (1998). Before becoming a MEP, Catherine served as President of St Andrews University Students Association (1994-1995) and worked in the House of Commons for Dame Anne Begg MP (1997-1999). She has a Master of Business Administration from the Open University, and in 2018 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of St Andrews. Catherine was elected to serve as the 52nd Rector of the University of St Andrews between 2014 and 2017.

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    Open source for good: the people and projects driving change

    As we strive to make progress on looming social issues like class divides, climate change, and access to education, innovation is key. New technologies are one of the most effective ways we can manage the complexity of these problems—bringing together institutions, developers, and companies to build collaborative open source solutions—and many of them are being built on GitHub.

    In this session you’ll hear from people who are working at the intersection of social change and open source technology and walk away inspired by their stories of impact on some of the most important issues of our time.

  • Anna Debenham headshot

    Anna Debenham

    Director of Product

    Snyk

    @maban

    Anna is a Director of Product at Snyk in London, working on a dev tool that helps make open source software more secure. Before moving to Product, she was an Engineer. Her goal is to make finding and fixing security vulnerabilities so easy that it becomes a standard part of every developer's workflow.

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    Open source security: who’s responsible?

    No software is immune from vulnerabilities. We’ve seen some of the world’s largest companies crippled by them. With always-evolving open source software and growing dependencies within it, staying on top of security can feel like an impossible task. That’s why it’s vital for any organization to have the right people and products for the job.

    The speakers in this panel will explore different roles within development teams that keep code safe and how the open source community can work together to prioritize and collaborate on security solutions.

  • Stuart Davidson headshot

    Stuart Davidson

    Senior Engineering Manager

    Skyscanner

    @spedge

    Stuart Davidson is a Senior Engineering Manager at Skyscanner, where he is heavily involved with the enablement of developers and development teams. He is dedicated to the reduction of friction around getting products to travellers, be the source technical or organisational.

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    Continuous Deployment at Skyscanner

    Skyscanner practise Continuous Deployment wherever possible and have a robust deployment system in place – but it’s not been easy and there’s been plenty of bumps and unintended consequences along the way. Tools that work at a smaller scale become strategic roadblocks as you try to move your team into a faster and safer path to production. Stuart will hope to dispel the myth that you need to be "all-in" from the start and walk through how Skyscanner got to where they are, one step and one transition at a time

  • Tracy Miranda headshot

    Tracy Miranda

    Director of Open Source Community

    CloudBees

    Tracy Miranda is Director of Open Source Community at CloudBees, where she works closely with the Jenkins & Jenkins X communities. A developer and open source veteran, Tracy is on the governing board for the CD.Foundation, after helping launch the foundation as the new home for open source software for Continuous Delivery. Tracy has a background in electronics system design and holds patents for her work on processor architectures. Tracy is a regular conference speaker and writes for JAXenter.com and Opensource.com on tech, open source, and diversity.

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    Open source security: who’s responsible?

    No software is immune from vulnerabilities. We’ve seen some of the world’s largest companies crippled by them. With always-evolving open source software and growing dependencies within it, staying on top of security can feel like an impossible task. That’s why it’s vital for any organization to have the right people and products for the job.

    The speakers in this panel will explore different roles within development teams that keep code safe and how the open source community can work together to prioritize and collaborate on security solutions.

  • Per Ploug headshot

    Per Ploug

    Open Source Community Manager

    Zalando SE

    Per Ploug is an Open Source Community Manager at Zalando, working to empower 2,000 developers involved in open source. Previously, he was a key figure in building and nurturing the commercial open source CMS project Umbraco, serving a community of 250,000 developers and powering 500,000 websites globally.

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    Open source security: who’s responsible?

    No software is immune from vulnerabilities. We’ve seen some of the world’s largest companies crippled by them. With always-evolving open source software and growing dependencies within it, staying on top of security can feel like an impossible task. That’s why it’s vital for any organization to have the right people and products for the job.

    The speakers in this panel will explore different roles within development teams that keep code safe and how the open source community can work together to prioritize and collaborate on security solutions.

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    Nick Holden

    Software Engineer

    GitHub

    Nick Holden joined GitHub in 2018 to help build GitHub Marketplace.

    Nick has been excited about programming since his first open source contribution in 2002—the groundbreaking “Guess My Number” app in the QBasic Development project on SourceForge. After studying economics and communication at Boston University, he worked to promote science and engineering programs for middle and high school students from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds at MIT.

    In 2014, Nick completed UC Berkeley’s Agile Development Using Ruby on Rails professional certificate program, which convinced him to move into software development full time. Ever since, he’s been hooked on optimizing for programmer happiness and convention over configuration.

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    Making GitHub Actions actionable

    Heard the buzz about GitHub Actions and curious to learn more in a hands-on setting? This session is for you. In this workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to know about using Actions to automate workflows. We’ll show you how to build your Actions using different programming languages, how to integrate with other Actions, and share what resources you’ll need to begin creating more advanced Actions. Some programming language knowledge will be helpful, but isn’t required for this workshop. No matter your experience level, you’ll walk away with key concepts to take back to your teams and the next steps you need to get started with GitHub Actions.

  • Dr. Claire Knight headshot

    Dr. Claire Knight

    Software Engineer

    GitHub

    Claire is a polyglot remote developer who has worked in many areas of tech over the years. She has been a senior/lead developer for *cough* years now which means she has experienced most things technology companies can throw at you. Claire currently works at GitHub as part of the Ecosystem API team, where she helps developers all over the world do their best work. She also spends time herding cats from her home office, since that turns out to be great practice for working with developers.

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    Making GitHub Actions actionable

    Heard the buzz about GitHub Actions and curious to learn more in a hands-on setting? This session is for you. In this workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to know about using Actions to automate workflows. We’ll show you how to build your Actions using different programming languages, how to integrate with other Actions, and share what resources you’ll need to begin creating more advanced Actions. Some programming language knowledge will be helpful, but isn’t required for this workshop. No matter your experience level, you’ll walk away with key concepts to take back to your teams and the next steps you need to get started with GitHub Actions.

  • Erika Kato headshot

    Erika Kato

    Partner Engineering Manager

    GitHub

    Erika has been a Partner Engineering Manager at GitHub since 2018. Erika fell in love with computing from a young age, and spent her time at a computer lab during recess, rather than playing in the school yard. That love of computing and effort allowed her to explore various sectors of technology, including experiences in real-time embedded systems and video game consoles, where she holds several patents. Erika has worn many hats within the industry over the years, but she has found her passion in partner engineering, working to enable powerful integrations with partners.

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    GitHub platform: what, why, and how?

    Familiar with web development concepts or interested in building and enhancing your workflow using the GitHub platform? In this workshop, we’ll cover all the GitHub platform fundamentals, including how to get started with our APIs and webhooks. You’ll also learn about GitHub integrations and get the basics you need to know about integrating GitHub with new and legacy tools.

  • Wilhelm Klopp headshot

    Wilhelm Klopp

    Software Engineer

    GitHub

    Wilhelm Klopp is a Software Engineer at GitHub where he works on dogfooding the GitHub API, extending it, and making it easier to use. He is also the creator of Simple Poll, an app that lets you make polls with your coworkers. Simple Poll has become one of the most popular Slack apps. Prior to joining GitHub, Wilhelm led a team to create an API at University College London.

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    How to build your first GitHub App

    Whether you're interested in building a special feature for your team or just automating a few manual tasks, GitHub Apps are a great way to quickly turn ideas into innovations—and anyone can get started. This beginner-friendly workshop doesn't require any GitHub Apps experience. We’ll teach you what GitHub Apps can do, when to use them, where to find the need-to-knows, and how to build GitHub Apps that work for you. You’ll take home skills for building, customizing, and integrating improvements across every project you touch.

  • Steve Winton headshot

    Steve Winton

    Partner Engineer

    GitHub

    Steve has worked in “the wonderful world of software” for nearly two decades and has been using GitHub since 2008, which also happens to be the year it launched.

    As a Partner Engineer, Steve currently works with GitHub’s ecosystem of integrators, where he enjoys helping teams ship impactful developer tools on top of the GitHub platform.

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    Getting ready for the enterprise: shipping GitHub Enterprise Server-compatible integrations

    So you’ve built a GitHub App (congrats!) and now you want to ship it for GitHub Enterprise Server, the on-premises version of GitHub Enterprise. In this 50 minute workshop we’ll show you how—including developer licensing and code modifications, as well as common packaging, distribution, and installation patterns for on-premises GitHub Apps. We’ll also share best practices and helpful resources to get you started. In the end, you’ll leave knowing how to share developer tools with Enterprise Server teams, whether for code quality, developer productivity, project management, or automation.

  • Steffen Hiller headshot

    Steffen Hiller

    DevOps Engineer

    GitHub

    Steffen Hiller is a DevOps Engineer on GitHub's Professional Services team and located in the south of Frankfurt, Germany. His 20 years of software development background has shaped how he values tools and processes that contribute to building high quality software in a joyful way. Steffen loves helping companies and teams build software with GitHub.

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    Demystifying monorepos

    When it comes to migrating large projects to Git, many companies struggle with how to deal with their existing projects. Should repositories remain as “monorepos” or should they be broken up? Steffen Hiller is helping teams answer questions just like these and manage their monorepos for better performance and easy collaboration. In this session, find out how big is too big when it comes to monorepos—and get hands-on experience to start improving your repository size and performance.

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    Prem Kumar Ponuthorai

    Implementation Engineer

    GitHub

    Prem Kumar is an Implementation Engineer in GitHub's Professional Services Team. Building on a software engineering and training background, Prem is an avid social learning evangelist and Git convert. He enjoys all things creative and loves to have discussions on development workflows.

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    Open source workflows for enterprises

    More and more organizations are embracing open source to drive innovation and power the tools their teams use every day. But creating workflows that meet the needs of both your open source community and your internal development teams can be a challenge. In this session, Prem Kumar, a GitHub Implementation Engineer and Trainer, will share what to watch out for when integrating open source software at your organization. He’ll walk through the steps to help you build a productive and collaborative working relationship with open source—on GitHub and across the enterprise.

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    Hector Alfaro

    Trainer & Services Program Architect

    GitHub

    Hector is passionate about teaching, learning, and bridging knowledge gaps. As a Program Architect for GitHub, Hector travels the world teaching others how to Git and GitHub. In his personal time, Hector enjoys teaching newbies how to program and, when not teaching, the Orlando weather and tinkering with the Internet of Things. Hector is passionate about teaching, learning, and bridging knowledge gaps and he does this professionally for GitHub.

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    Training at scale: building courses on GitHub Learning Lab (LL)

    Doing your best work begins with learning the ins and outs of the tools you use every day. Learning GitHub is no exception. But scaling classroom training to hundreds—or even thousands—of users is no small feat. Join Learning Lab Content Lead Hector Alfaro as he shares how to create your first course on Learning Lab, along with his favorite Learning Lab tips and best practices.

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    Lars Schneider

    DevOps Engineer

    GitHub

    Lars is a DevOps Engineer on GitHub's Professional Services Team, working out of Berlin, Germany. He loves to work hands-on with customers to make their Git and/GitHub experience more productive and fun. He is also a Git core and Git LFS open source contributor during working hours, and a hiker and water sports enthusiast during his free time.

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    Deep clean your Git repositories

    Git repositories naturally grow over time. They can grow for the wrong reasons up until a point where they are hard to work with. Join Lars Schneider, a GitHub DevOps Engineer, to learn how Git works internally, what the implications are for large files in GIt repositories, how large files can be detected, and how large files can be cleaned from Git repositories properly and efficiently.

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    Victoria Lam

    Solution Architect

    GitHub

    Victoria is a Solution Architect on the Professional Services Team at GitHub. She has a consulting background with extensive experience in application architecture, DevOps, SAP, and software development. Victoria enjoys working and helping customers to achieve their goals.

    Workshop

    Deep clean your Git repositories

    Git repositories naturally grow over time. They can grow for the wrong reasons up until a point where they are hard to work with. Join Lars Schneider, a GitHub DevOps Engineer, to learn how Git works internally, what the implications are for large files in GIt repositories, how large files can be detected, and how large files can be cleaned from Git repositories properly and efficiently.

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