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Saturday, March 14 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Creating the Open Source Society

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Engineers like working with other talented engineers. However nowadays they most often congregate inside big companies, isolated along the commercial interests of their employers. Outside the walls of these castles the software plebeians swarm at pedestrian public meetups, awaiting the day they too can swear fealty to a big company.
We can do better than this. We can live in a more interesting world. I'm imagining another venue for engineers to perform fundamental and meaningful work. It's a sort of never-ending conference, an invitation-only coworking space that requires active participation. Most importantly it is one in which everyone develops open source software.
Open source has created and will continue to create the best, most revolutionary products the world has known. This is because its top priorities are generality and pride in workmanship, not satisfying the demands and timelines of a particular customer. It is the software of goodness, not servitude.

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Jesse Cooke

Jesse is a seasoned developer that was lucky enough to be the technical co-founder of Watsi, Y Combinator's first non-profit. He's a core-team member of Rubinius, an implementation of the Ruby programming language focused on Solving Hard Problems. He's written a few articles on the... Read More →
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Stephanie Geerlings

COO, Cloud City Development
Stephanie Geerling is a Principle of Cloud City Development. She has 10 years of experience bringing quality digital products to life through great design. She has founded three companies and fostered more than 30 products. Stephanie believes design is both an art and science. Her... Read More →

Joe Nelson

Sr Software Developer, Breaking Upwards
Always Simplifying

Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 404 110 E 2nd St

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