Meet The Presenters

Danese Cooper

VP Special Initiatives

Nearform

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Danese Cooper is vice president of special initiatives at NearForm, an Irish tech firm. 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 source strategies for Intel. Danese was also the inaugural chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the boards of Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Source Hardware Association, and she's advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation. Danese also runs a successful open source consultancy that counts the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the SETI Institute, Harris, and Numenta as clients. She's been known to knit through meetings.

Alex Miller

General Manager

Stack Overflow

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Alex Miller is General Manager for Stack Overflow's private Q&A businesses, working with organizations to develop their own internal knowledge sharing communities to empower their developers. Before he was focused on helping companies understand and enable their development teams, Alex was our Vice President of Operations, responsible for scaling the operations and building the internal culture and workflow of Stack Overflow. He joined Stack Overflow with operations experience for a variety of startups and media properties, including Yext, TechCrunch50, This Week in Startups, Kevin Pollak's Chat Show and many more. He has a BA in political science from the University of California, San Diego (where he still returns regularly for the warm weather and tacos). Alex also sits on the board of DigitalUndivided, a non-profit dedicated to the entrepreneurial success of Black and Latinx women Founders.

Conley Rogers

Product Owner IV

Verizon

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Conley Rogers is a Leader in Enterprise Business best practices for software product measurement, open source and inner source, and modern software architecture. Jose Quijada is a passionate and experienced software engineer who advocates for open and inner source, and following best practices in software design

Daniel Izquierdo-Cortazar

Co-Founder

Bitergia

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Daniel Izquierdo-Cortazar is co-founder and Director of Consulting and Customer Success at Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open source and InnerSource ecosystems. He is an active member and co-founder of CHAOSS Community - Community Health Analytics for Open Source Software-, a Linux Foundation project, and active member of the InnerSource Commons. Izquierdo-Cortazar has a PhD in computer science from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid. Contact him at dizquierdo@bitergia.com

Russ Rutledge

Director of Community and InnerSource

Nike

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Russ Rutledge is the Director of Inner Source and Community at Nike. This startup within the company guides the process and tools to encourage and foster cross-team and community interaction and development. Russ's drive and passion is to enable all software engineers to achieve incredible technical and business throughput via quality tooling and streamlined work process. Previously, he ran another successful startup delivering JavaScript continuous delivery solutions to hundreds of projects throughout Nike. Prior to Nike, Russ began his career with feature and infrastructure development on the Outlook and OneDrive consumer websites at Microsoft.

Russ Rutledge is the Director of Inner Source and Community at Nike. This startup within the company guides the process and tools to encourage and foster cross-team and community interaction and development. Russ's drive and passion is to enable all software engineers to achieve incredible technical and business throughput via quality tooling and streamlined work process. Previously, he ran another successful startup delivering JavaScript continuous delivery solutions to hundreds of projects throughout Nike. Prior to Nike, Russ began his career with feature and infrastructure development on the Outlook and OneDrive consumer websites at Microsoft.

Russ Rutledge is the Director of Inner Source and Community at Nike. This startup within the company guides the process and tools to encourage and foster cross-team and community interaction and development. Russ's drive and passion is to enable all software engineers to achieve incredible technical and business throughput via quality tooling and streamlined work process. Previously, he ran another successful startup delivering JavaScript continuous delivery solutions to hundreds of projects throughout Nike. Prior to Nike, Russ began his career with feature and infrastructure development on the Outlook and OneDrive consumer websites at Microsoft.

Mónika Alföldi-Zörgő

Information Architect

Pronovix

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Mónika is an Information Architect and Content Writer at Pronovix. After 10 years of teaching, translating and interpreting, she found her true career path at Pronovix, a fast growing consultancy that builds API developer portals. While researching the world of APIs and developer portals, Mónika got fascinated by the UX and Information Architecture behind these special kinds of websites.

Spencer Kaiser

Principal Architect - Emerging Tech

American Airlines

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Spencer Kaiser is a Principal Architect in American Airlines’ Emerging Technology group, which focuses on identifying and evaluating the latest tech for use at American. Spencer is an experienced full-stack developer who specializes in iOS and Node.js applications, and more recently he’s been working with drones, machine learning, and computer vision technologies to lessen bottlenecks in airline operations. Spencer is also a co-creator of and advocate for American’s InnerSource initiative, creating a community focused increased transparency, reduced duplication of efforts, and collaboration across organizational boundaries.

Anthony Vacca

Director of Next Generation Development

Royal Bank Canada

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Anthony has works at RBC as a Director of Next Generation Development and has held various roles from Developer to a Director of AML IT. In those roles, Anthony has been part of teams that build very similar products without leveraging past experiences. Today Anthony works with teams to avoid similar pitfalls. Anthony holds a Bachelors of Computer Science from Brock University and an MBA from Schulich School of Business.

Sayeed Choudhury

Associate Dean Research Data Management

Johns Hopkins University

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G. Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. Choudhury is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) based at Johns Hopkins.

Choudhury is a President Obama appointee to the National Museum and Library Services Board. He is a member of the National Academies Committee on Forecasting Costs for Preserving, Archiving, and Promoting Access to Biomedical Data. He was a member of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information and the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access. He has testified for the Research Subcommittee of the Congressional Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Kristof Van Tomme

CEO & Co-Founder

Pronovix

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Kristof Van Tomme is an open source strategist and architect. He is the CEO and co-founder of Pronovix. He’s got a degree in bioengineering and is a regular speaker at conferences in the API, DevRel, and technical writing communities. For a few years now he’s been building bridges between the documentation and Drupal community. He is co-organiser of the London Write the Docs meetup, and cheerleader for the Amsterdam Write the Docs meetup group. After his first two InnerSourcing Conferences, Kristof got really excited about pattern languages and how they can be applied to help teams develop better documentation despite the constraints that exist for internal software programs.

Sherry Rosenkrantz

Senior Customer Success Manager

Slack

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As a Senior Customer Success Manager at Slack, Sherry works with some of Slack's largest enterprise customers. She is interested in how Slack enables a more agile organization. She uses Slack daily to collaborate and learn from her colleagues and customers.

Tom Sadler

Software Engineering Team Lead

BBC

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Tom Sadler is a software engineering team lead for BBC iPlayer, specializing in media playback for connected TV browsers. He has advocated for supporting open source projects, including the BBC’s TV application layer and big screen player, and lead collaboration between teams.

Jacob Green

Founder 

Mosslabs.io

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Jacob Green is the founder of Mosslabs.io (Municipal Open Source Software). A distributed system and video streaming guru, he learned open source from VLC/FFMPEG communities while he was director of strategic projects at LTN Global. He hails from and is a Baltimore champion, where he learned urban communities as a decade long resident and community organizer in West Baltimore. He advises, inspires, and works with municipal, academic, and institutions on organizing and scaling open source in cities.

Cedric Williams

Principle Software Engineer

Earnin

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Natalie Bradley

Field Architect 

GitHub

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Natalie is a Field Architect at GitHub working closely with customers in their implementation and adoption of modern software development techniques and best practices as part of their digital transformation journey. With more than 10 years experience in regulated industries working at the convergence of tech and the work place, Natalie is an innovator bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to help customers achieve their ultimate vision.

InnerSource Commons Summit - Fall 2019 BALTIMORE

Community for Practitioners of InnerSource

What

InnerSource Commons Summit - Fall 2019 BALTIMORE

When

17,18,19 

September 2019

ends: Noon on 19th

Where

1301 Mount Royal Terrace

Baltimore, MD 21217

Contact Us

To learn more, don’t hesitate to get in touch

Direct:  humans@innersource.events  or +1-410-205-6445

In an effort to raise all boats, this ISC Fall Summit Baltimore is part of the inaugural Baltimore Washington Open Source week (BWOpen), a small-batch curated convening of Open Source, InnerSource, Municipal Source and Baltimore communities.  

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