Open Source Career 2014 Talk Slides, Photos, and Video

The talk “The Open Source Software Developer Career and its Benefits”, which I gave at the 2014 Entwicklertag in Karlsruhe earlier this year, is now fully documented. You can take a look at the original paper, talk slides, event photos, and finally (woohoo!) a quality video recording courtesy of Andrena, the organizers of the Entwicklertag. For simplicity’s sake, below please find an embedded Youtube video (local copy).

Talk Slides: The Open Source Software Developer Career and Its Benefits

Today I held the new version of my “open source software developer career” talk for the first time, at the Karlruhe Entwicklertag. These are the slides and this is the underlying paper.

The Entwicklertag collects feedback from the audience. One of the listeners put down “1+” on the feedback sheet, grading this professor with an A+. Looks like I passed the exam!

Upcoming Talk: Sustainable Open Source (in German)

I’ll be keynoting the 2014 BITKOM Forum “Future of Open Source” in Berlin on June 26th, 2014. This is my primary (stock) talk “Sustainable Open Source”, adapted to BITKOM’s needs and current trends. Its new title is “Changing the future of our industry: Sustainable Open Source”. I’m looking forward to meeting you in Berlin!

Upcoming Talk: The Open Source Software Developer Career and Its Benefits

I’ll be talking about the benefits of being an open source software developer tomorrow, at the Karlsruher Entwicklertage (Developer Days). I’ll be on at 10:45am.

For those who’ll miss the talk, I just made the underlying paper on the benefits of the open source developer career available on this site. Enjoy!

Upcoming Public Talks on Open Source

Here are three upcoming talks on open source for the next six months in 2014:

I wish I was more consistent in announcing public talks…

Upcoming Talk: Inner Source in Product Line Engineering

The interest remains; I’ve given my new talk on Inner Source at a couple of companies now (ask me!) and next time will be at CMU (in Silicon Valley, broadcast to Pittsburgh) next Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The talk was originally going to be hosted by Tony Wasserman, now by Hakan Erdogamus, and is open to the public. Looking forward to it!

Upcoming Talk: Open Source in University Projects (in German)

I’ll be giving a talk on open source strategies for university projects: How to set-up student projects for start-ups and how to organize research projects using open source for the common good. The talk is in German and will be held at the Johannes Kepler Universität (of Linz, Austria). The talk will take place on Oct 17, 2013, at 15:30 pm at the Science Park 2, Raum 048. More information in this leaflet about the talk. The abstract is as follows:

Ich werde häufig gefragt: “Ich möchte mein Projekt zu einem Open-Source-Projekt machen. Welche Lizenz soll ich wählen?” Oder: “Wie erzeuge ich eine Open-Source-Gemeinde, welche meine Arbeit fortführt?” Bevor ein Projektleiter den Schritt zu einem Open-Source-Projekt erwägt und sich diese Fragen stellt, sollte er oder sie sich Klarheit über das Geschäftsmodell schaffen, welches das Projekt zu den erhofften Zielen führen soll. In diesem Vortrag erkläre ich zwei archetypische Geschäftsmodelle von Softwareprojekten im Universitätsbereich und wie Open-Source-Strategien ihnen zum Erfolg verhelfen können: die studentische Start-up mit Profitmotiv und das wissenschaftliche Gemeinschaftsprojekt zum Wohle der Allgemeinheit.

For a change, as you can see, this is not a traditional research talk but a very practical project talk on how to utilize open source strategies at universities.