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Monday, June 29 • 2:05pm - 2:30pm
Growing Sustainable Contributions Through Ambassador Networks - Alison Yu, Indeed & Shilla Saebi, Comcast

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Comcast and Indeed are committed to fostering open source contributions to the external projects that we depend on. One type of program that both companies use is an Open Source Ambassador Program to help new and experienced individuals contribute to open source projects that they use.

During this talk we’ll go over what an ambassador program is, how we decided to use them in our organizations, the path to buy-in and budget approval, how they were implemented, results we saw, and lessons learned. We’ll present specific case studies of how our Ambassador Programs helped with specific campaigns and how that fosters open source sustainability.

At Indeed we’ll compare results from Hacktoberfest in 2018 and 2019, and the results that we saw before and after implementing the Open Source Ambassador Program.

At Comcast, the Open Source Ambassador working group was formed in 2018 where ambassadors focus on Open Source practices, raising awareness, compliance and strategy. The aim of the OSAP is to foster discussion across the various Comcast tech offices and understand Open Source needs and issues across the organization.

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Shilla Saebi

Program Manager, Open Source, Comcast
Shilla Saebi is an Open Source Program Manager who focuses on community and has been with Comcast for almost a decade. She has worked in many diverse roles within the tech industry in positions ranging from operations engineering, system administration, customer service, and network... Read More →
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Alison Yu

Open Source Community Manager, Indeed
Alison is the Open Source Community Manager at Indeed and co-founder of the Open Source Community Managers group. She leads the communications team for the FOSS Responders initiative and is a co-lead for their events team. Prior to joining Indeed, Alison led global social media at... Read More →

Monday June 29, 2020 2:05pm - 2:30pm CDT
OS Program Office Theater