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Friday, August 23 • 11:30am - 12:05pm
Creating and Nurturing the Open Source Virtuous Cycle at your Company - Kevin Nelson, UnitedHealth Group*

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Creating and nurturing an Open Source Virtuous Cycle inside a large complex corporation is all about understanding the cycle never ends, and the company only truly wins when all parties to the cycle succeed. Organizations typically have open source strategies which revolve around cost reduction, managing technical debt and increasing speed to market. The natural evolution of such efforts begins with streamlining open source consumption practices, but value realized can quickly plateau if the company does not quickly learn to support its engineering team with a complementary robust contribution path. Contribution efforts soon turn to open source community involvement and sponsorship which completes the cycle leading back to consumption of strategic projects. Kevin will walk attendees through the UHG Open Source Story and how the virtuous cycle has begun to play a key role in engineering success for a Fortune 5 company with a technology team over 28K members strong.

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Kevin Nelson

Sr. Director, Open Source Program Office, UnitedHealth Group/Optum
Kevin is a TN licensed attorney who has spent the last ten years introducing and evolving open source policy and governance process at UnitedHealth Group. 2020 is a year for intense focus on reducing developer friction for open source consumption through automation projects and launching... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2019 11:30am - 12:05pm PDT
Aqua Salon D