Room 5 

17:40 - 18:40 


Talk (60 min)

Open Source at commercial organisations

Open Source software dominates the world. It powers NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, it enables founders to quickly turn business ideas into products, it reveals its adoption through critical vulnerabilities that scare companies.

Open Source

In this talk we will go through our learnings of doing Open Source at a company with thousands of engineers. The focus will be primarily on producing open source software rather than on using it.

  • How we improved the open-source release cycle from almost a year to a few days
  • Providing an on-road experience for Open Source across the company
  • Moving from 10+ GitHub organisations to a single one
  • Why your legal and security counterparts are your friends and how you can best work with them
  • Promoting your open source projects

Nikos Katirtzis

Software Engineer with a keen interest in Distributed Systems, Developer Productivity, and Open Source.

I enjoy solving problems, shipping products, growing individuals and teams, and sharing knowledge through public speaking and technical writing.

My goal is to promote good engineering practices, provide great developer experience, and make systems more resilient.

Experienced in leading projects in product, developer productivity, and SRE/platform engineering teams.

My studies include a MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a MSc in Computer Science with a focus on source code mining.

Daniel Albuquerque

Hi, I'm Daniel 👋·

I'm based in London, and I work for Expedia Group, an American online travel shopping company. I'm passionate about open source and anything related to chaos and complex systems.