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Tuesday, August 18 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Waving the Open Source Flag in Government - The Highs, Lows & Community Code - Aimee Maree Forsstrom

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Taking Open Source into the Enterprise is filled with challenges and great accomplishments, for Government level it can lead to a new way of approaching Open Data and Citizen Engagement. You can not simply just replace legacy systems with new open ones, open source code requires a community focused approach in order to deal with the barrage of new hurdles you must jump before the finish line can even be seen.

Hiring the right people can be tricky when you're looking for less common skill sets, New Distributed release cycle management models, New DevOps code management practices, Transparent management practices come into play and contributing back to community.

Lets sit down and discuss some of the challenges and taking an Open Source community approach to code management can transform traditional models of management and lead to Happy Developers and Healthy Code.


Aimee Maree Forsstrom

Technical Lead and Solutions Design, NSW State Library Australia
Aimee has worked in the IT Industry since 200 across the areas of Networking Engineering and Software Development. A true believe in Open Source and the benefits to society, people and business she was an early Open Source advocate building new Code management practices for Government... Read More →

Tuesday August 18, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT

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