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Thursday, August 30 • 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Mistakes to Avoid when Open Sourcing Proprietary Tech - Jack Humphrey, Indeed

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You built a cool and useful piece of software for your company. The project is successful but isn’t core IP. It would be a great idea to open source it, right?

Not so fast. Before you click "New repository" in GitHub, ask yourself, Why do you want to open source? Can you commit the resources necessary to give your project a chance at success? Are you aware of the common pitfalls encountered by corporate open source projects?

In this session, Indeed Engineering VP Jack Humphrey will share his experiences leading such efforts over the last 6 years. He'll walk you through the mistakes he made and what Indeed has learned from them. These experiences led to a more intentional approach to Indeed's open source program.

You will leave this session with a set of questions to ask yourself before releasing a project. And you'll be ready avoid common mistakes as you share your wonderful work with the world.

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Jack Humphrey

VP, Engineering Capabilities, Indeed
Jack Humphrey is a vice president of engineering at Indeed, where he has spent the last 9 years in various leadership roles. He currently looks after the open source program and a wide range of internally-focused initiatives. He has led efforts to open source Indeed projects like... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2018 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Room 213