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Tuesday, May 13 • 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Building a Contribution Culture @Cloudwatt

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As a European Sovereign Public Cloud Provider, it is required for Cloudwatt to develop its in-house mastery & expertise of the underlying FLOSS components it is deploying, OpenStack & Ceph being the key ones.

In order to achieve that, Cloudwatt has staffed dedicated contribution teams. The catch is that, in a world where existing senior cotributors living in the Paris area are not found easily, and even more a year and a half ago than today, Cloudwatt had no choice but to grow them in-house, with the help of its partner eNovance.

Growing from zero employees to 100 in the past 18 month Cloudwatt shaped his software engineering team for Free Software contribution from day one. The Upstream University course is part of the training program proposed to every engineer. It is only one of the many challenges to build a team able to reconcile the agenda of the company with the roadmap of the OpenStack project.

We’ll describe why we went this way, where we are today, challenges we faced, and the various benefits we got from this journey as a company.

If you’re a developer, you’ll get ammunition to convince your boss to let you contribute. If you’re in a IT leadership role, you’ll get a few reason on why you should let your people do it, and how you could do that.

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Regis Allegre

VP Software Engineering, Cloudwatt
Régis is in charge of Cloudwatt’s Software Engineering group, role that he took in September 2013. Before joining Cloudwatt, Régis Allegre was CTO of Digital Supply Chain provider Digiplug, responsible for shaping and implementing the company’s technology strategy across the... Read More →
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Loïc Dachary

Developer, SecureDrop
Loïc Dachary has been involved with the Free Software Movement since 1987, when he started distributing GNU tapes to the general public. In 2017 he became a core developer for SecureDrop to help journalists communicate with their sources securily and anonymously. In the past de... Read More →

Tuesday May 13, 2014 3:40pm - 4:20pm EDT
Room B314

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