Creating an Open Source Community for Distributed Networking from Scratch

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Proposal
Short Form
Beginner

Excerpt

Creating a vibrant open source community is more art than science. One of the challenges for any community is healthy community participation and stickiness. In this session, Adam will share his experience building a user/developer community for an open source distributed networking project from scratch.

Description

Creating a vibrant open source community is more art than science. One of the challenges for any community is healthy community participation and stickiness. In this session, Adam will share his experience building a user/developer community for an open source distributed networking project from scratch.

Adam will provide some concrete examples on how to jumpstart and grow an open source user/developer community. He will discuss how communications platforms like Slack have helped users share their favorite tips, tricks and hacks with other users and engineers. He will discuss the use of DevOps tools like Jenkins, Gerritt for code reviews. He will provide statistics to show the swift adoption of the open source, distributed networking MidoNet project.

Tags

#midokura #midonet #opensource #sdn #network virtualization #cloud

Speaking experience

Adam has been a frequent speaker at OpenStack Summits, DevOps and cloud conferences like Gluecon and Cloud Expo.

Speaker

  • Adam Johnson

    Midokura

    Biography

    VP Business (Alliances, Marketing, Sales)
    Based out of San Francisco, Adam Johnson is a founding member at Midokura. He has built and manages the Global Technical Services organization, and started the US office for Midokura. Prior to joining Midokura, Adam was founder and COO of Genkii, doing strategic consulting and development for social media and virtual worlds, with a focus on open source solutions.
    Adam has been advising and working with a number of startups over the last 8 years. In addition to his experience with early stage startups, Adam has also worked extensively in Fortune 250, Healthcare, and Education.

    Adam Johnson has Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics.