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Thursday, August 22 • 12:05pm - 12:40pm
Open Source Politics 101 - Andrew Sy Kim, VMware

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The era of the cloud has undoubtedly made open source software ubiquitous and more important than ever. Yet, the plethora of tech companies that use and contribute to open source has led to conflicting interests and politics amongst many open source communities. Though expected for large open source projects, this can make contributing to open source daunting and unapproachable, especially for new contributors.

Andrew, an active member of the Kubernetes community, will talk about how to embrace and maneuver through open source politics as a new contributor. Drawing from his experience working in the cloud-native ecosystem, he’ll provide practical steps towards building trust and credibility, managing trade-offs, and picking the right battles to become an effective open source contributor.

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Andrew Sy Kim

Senior Member of Technical Staff, VMware
Andrew Sy Kim is an Open Source Engineer at VMware and an active member of the Kubernetes community. He’s a co-chair of the Kubernetes Cloud Provider SIG (Special Interest Group) where he is extending and customizing Kubernetes with a focus on multi-cloud portability and vendor... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2019 12:05pm - 12:40pm PDT
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