Open Source at Indeed: Heading to OSCON

The Indeed Open Source Program Office is excited to be at OSCON, the O’Reilly Open Source Software Conference in Portland July 15-18, 2019.

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If you’re attending, visit Booth 409 and check out both of Indeed’s speaking sessions. Look for our espresso bar and an opportunity to donate to the Apache Software Foundation, the Open Source Initiative, and the Software Freedom Conservancy. For every cup of coffee we hand out, we’ll donate $5 to ASF, OSI, or SFC—your choice.


Ignite OSCON

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Tuesday, July 16 | 5pm | Location: Portland Ballroom

Duane O’Brien, Indeed’s head of open source, is happy to emcee Ignite OSCON, a fun evening that follows the day’s tutorials. “Enlighten us, but make it quick!” is the Ignite motto. Each speaker will try to fulfill that mandate in their talk—backed by 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds.


Sustaining FOSS Projects by Democratizing the Sponsorship Process

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Wednesday, July 17 | 2:35pm | Location: E141/142
Speaker: Duane O’Brien, Indeed’s Head of Open Source

Indeed is democratizing the decision-making process and inviting all of our employees to participate in the FOSS Contributor Fund. Our unique approach aligns with the ideals that have helped sustain the open source community. These ideals also drive our own company culture. Duane’s talk will examine how we got executive buy-in for the fund, how the fund was set up, how we encouraged participation, and what the impact has been so far.

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Speaker Profile

Duane is passionate about enabling smart and meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem. He navigates the path between engineering and management, drawing on his background as a developer and program manager. Duane also relies on his experience supporting agile transformations.


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Open Source at Indeed: Proud Sponsor of FOSS Asia

The Indeed Open Source Program Office is excited to be at FOSS Asia in Singapore March 15-17, 2019. This is our second consecutive year at FOSS Asia. If you’re attending, visit our booth and check out three talks from Indeed’s Head of Open Source, Duane O’Brien.


Sustaining FOSS Projects by Democratizing the Sponsorship Process

Friday, March 15 | 2.30pm | Hackstage

Speaker: Duane O’Brien

Within a given company, typically only a few people are involved in deciding which FOSS projects and initiatives to support financially. This year we decided to change all that and democratize the decision making process. We set up an internal FOSS Sustainability Fund, and invited everyone to participate. This talk will examine how we got executive buy-in for the fund, how the fund was set up, how we encouraged participation, and what the impact has been so far.

Panel: FOSS Around the World

Sunday, March 17 | 11:05am | Lecture Theatre

How is the state of FOSS around the world? Open Techies from across the globe share their insights. Learn from our panel:

  • Duane O’Brien — Head of Open Source, Indeed
  • Hong Phuc — Founder, FOSSASIA
  • Michael Cheng — Licensing & Open Source Legal, Facebook
  • Roland Turner — Chief Privacy Officer, Labs Director, TrustSphere
  • Gerry Demaret — Organizer, FOSDEM

Don’t judge candidates by their GitHub profiles: How open source participation plays into hiring

Sunday, March 17 | 12:00pm | Lecture Theatre

Speaker: Duane O’Brien

You’ve heard that having a GitHub profile can help when job hunting. Is it true? How can you get started? What if you don’t have the time?

You’re hiring to fill a position, and you have two great candidates. One has a robust history of working in open source, and the other has no history at all. Is this an easy choice?

This session will look at the implications of working in open source—from the perspectives of the candidate and the hiring manager. Individuals will come away with an understanding of how open source participation affects their hireability; how they can get started; and what to do when active participation is challenging. Hiring managers will learn how to evaluate the open source work of potential candidates; how to evaluate candidates with no history; and how requiring an open source footprint creates harmful bias.


Duane O'Brien

Speaker profile

Duane is passionate about enabling smart and meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem. He navigates the path between engineering and management, drawing on both his experience as a developer and program manager at companies, as well as his experience supporting Agile transformations.

 

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Indeed とオープンソース: オープンソース・イニシアティブのスポンサー就任のお知らせ

Indeed は、オープンソースコミュニティにさらに積極的に貢献できるように努めています。2018年には、クラウド・ネイティブ・コンピューティング・ファウンデーション (CNCF) に加入し、Python ソフトウェア財団Apache ソフトウェア財団 (ASF)、そして Outreachy のスポンサーに就任しました。そうした一連の活動の中で、オープンソース・イニシアティブ (OSI) のスポンサーにも就任しましたが、今年もスポンサーシップの継続が決定したことを喜んでご報告いたします。

OSI は、オープンソースの基準を維持するために、1998 年に創設されました。OSI は、どのようなソフトウェアのライセンスがオープンソースの基本原理を支持しており、またそうではないか、という共通の認識を守りながら、オープンソースのライセンスに関する最終的な決定を下しています。20 年以上もの間、OSI は教育と支援活動において重大な任務を果たしてきました。これからの 20 年を見据えたミッションに取りかかろうとしている OSI のスポンサーに名前をつらねることができ、私たちもわくわくしています。

「Indeed のオープンソースコミュニティでの活発な取り組みは、OSS が今や事業にとってだけでなく、開発者にとっても基本的なものであることを表しています。」と、OSI のゼネラルマネージャーである Patrick Masson 氏は言います。「最近の多くの企業と同じように、Indeed は OSS のユーザーかつコントリビュータでもありますが、興味深いことに、Indeed による履歴書の調査によると、開発者もまた OSS ユーザー兼コントリビュータであることが分かります。求職者たちは、オープンソースのスキルや経験をアピールし、テック業界内で最も人気のある求人への就職に活用しているのです。」

今後もさらにオープンソースコミュニティに積極的に参加しながら、Indeed ではその他の提携、スポンサーシップや同様の組織への参加を継続して検討していきます。


Indeed のオープンソースプロジェクトに関する最新情報は、オープンソースのサイトをご覧ください。Indeed 内のオープンソース関連の求人に興味をお持ちの方は、採用ページをご覧ください。

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