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Wednesday, July 1 • 3:05pm - 3:30pm
Change Agency for OSPO Leaders - Danese Cooper, NearForm, Ltd.

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Running an OSPO doesn’t have to be boring. Many Open Source advocates are working as Agents of Change inside their companies, which can be both gratifying and rewarding work. But too often it also causes frustration and burnout.

So what does it mean to become an effective Agent of Change?

Well, a big part of the struggle is learning how to survive long enough to allow the Tide of Change to turn. It turns out that the Rise of Open Source (which effectively re-organized the whole Tech Industry in the past 20 years) is an excellent place to look at Change Agents and their winning methods.

Danese Cooper has basically been working with Agents of Change for her whole 30-year career in Tech and she’ll use this session to share with you some of the tips and tricks she’s learned as she’s learned to surf that tide to stay a healthy, engaged, and effective Agent of Change.

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Danese Cooper

Founder and Chair, InnerSource Commons Foundation
Danese Cooper is founder and chair of InnerSource Commons and a member of the leadership team for the FINOS InnerSource SIG. Previously, she was head of open source software at PayPal, CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, chief open source evangelist for Sun, and senior director of open... Read More →

Wednesday July 1, 2020 3:05pm - 3:30pm CDT
Community Leadership Theater