A popular speaker at events like The Gilbane Conference, KMWorld, AJAX World, and DevConnections, Shaun Walker has 18 years professional experience in architecting and implementing enterprise software solutions for private and public organizations. Currently CTO of DotNetNuke Corp., Shaun is the original creator of DotNetNuke, a Web Content Management System for ASP.NET which has spawned the largest and most successful Open Source community project native to the Microsoft platform. Based on his significant community contributions he has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 2004 and an ASPInsider since 2005. He is a contributing author to a number of books, including the Professional DotNetNuke 5 title from WROX Press. He also served as a founding Director for the Codeplex Foundation, a non-profit open source foundation created by Microsoft in 2009.
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So what does it take to move an open source software project from a part-time endeavor to a profitable, commercial business? Based on personal experience Shaun Walker, CTO and Co-Founder of DotNetNuke Corporation, will share details on some of the unexpected obstacles you will encounter and provide recommendations on how to transition an open source project to commercial success.
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