General Sessions

General Session: Actually, It’s Open Source That’s Eating the World


11:00am - 12:00pm

Level: Everyone

Edward Thomson

Product Manager


When Edward Thomson joined Microsoft ten years ago, open source was still “a cancer”. But a decade later, the world has changed. Software isn’t eating the world anymore, now open source is eating the world and GitHub has become the largest developer community on the planet. Edward will explain how to pivot a company to understand and accept open source, to use and contribute open source successfully, and how to apply the open source ideologies of openness and collaboration “within your firewall” to empower your organization to achieve more.