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Tuesday, August 18 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Measure & Communicate Positive Results From Open Source Investments To Your Company - Chris Aniszczyk, Twitter; Mark Charlebois, Qualcomm Technologies; Guy Martin, Autodesk; Duane O'Brien PayPal; Nithya Ruff, San Disk

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Let’s face it, facts and data talks better than words. Metrics talks, especially when you are looking to show impact, measure results of efforts and send in requests for funding. It is important that open source efforts inside corporations show tangible and positive impact on the company’s ability to do business and to show ROI. This creates support and funding for the open source efforts to continue and thrive. This is one of the biggest questions that confront many open source program managers like us. We will discuss:
- What are the right things to measure, how to show the tie-in to key company initiatives and bottom line, how to get support for open source efforts inside the company.
- How to measure the performance of open source developers, communicate that and show

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Nithya Ruff

Director, Open Source Strategy Office, SanDisk, A Western Digital Brand
Nithya A. Ruff is the Director of SanDisk’s Open Source Strategy Office. SanDisk is a global leader in flash storage solutions from edge devices to cloud and enterprise data centers. She currently is working on bringing best in class open source ideas and to grow community and commercial engagement for SanDisk. In addition to her day job, Nithya is also is on the board of SanDisk’s Women’s Innovation Network or WIN. WIN is a global affinity... Read More →


Chris Aniszczyk

Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) is an engineer by trade with a passion for open source and building communities. At Twitter, he created their open source program and leads their open source efforts. He also sits on the Eclipse Foundation’s Board of Directors representing the committer community. In a previous life, he bootstrapped a consulting company, made many mistakes, lead and hacked on many Eclipse Foundation and Linux related projects.

Mark Charlebois

Director Open Source Software Strategy, Qualcomm
Mark Charlebois is a Director of Open Source Software Strategy at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm, Inc. He has been developing software for Unix, Linux and embedded systems for more than 25 years, and currently contributes to the PX4 Firmware project and the LLVM Linux project. Charlebois joined Qualcomm in 1999, and has worked in R&D, GlobalStar, MediaFLO, QuIC, and most recently in R&D again on aerial... Read More →
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Guy Martin

Director of Open Source Strategy, Autodesk
Guy Martin is Director of Open Source Strategy at Autodesk, where he represents the company to the broader open source community and works with internal teams to help accelerate their use of and collaboration with open source software. He also helps build ‘innersource’ communities to enable better code sharing within the company. | | In former roles at Samsung and Red Hat, he worked to increase community... Read More →

Duane O’Brien

Duane O’Brien (@duaneobrien) left a successful career as an engineer at Adobe to help PayPal learn open source ways. In the past year he's taken on responsibility for inbound and outbound open source programs, as well as community coaching and open source evangelism at PayPal (and EBay, on a consulting basis). He's also a gamer and a serious cyclist, often participating in fundraiser rides including the annual AIDS Lifecycle.

Tuesday August 18, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm