Shanghai, China
June 24–26, 2019
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Wednesday, June 26 • 09:45 - 10:20
Selling Open Source Strategy - Michael Cheng, Facebook

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We love open source and for many of us, open source started as a hobby. But somewhere along the way, we've all had to sell its value to someone skeptical. That pitch hasn't always easy. It may not even work in some industries. However, to take open source into future, we will all need it as a critical part of our repertoire.

Whether its pitching investors, getting your company to invest in a program office or convincing your manager to make open source part of your job, we could all do a better job of crafting compelling and coherent narratives for how to translate open source into business value. As more and more mainstream companies begin to understand and invest in open source, we'll need the tools and concepts to help capitalize on these opportunities.

Drawing from pitches to VCs, investors and board rooms, this talk explores themes and strategies for how to find and improve your voice and personal narrative to make open source an essential part of your growth trajectory.

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Michael Cheng

Facebook, Facebook
Lawyer. Raspberry Pi Fanatic. Currently supporting mergers & acquisitions and the open source program office at Facebook. Former IT sysadmin, investment banker and high school dropout. Spent most of my professional career in China and Asia before moving to the US.

Wednesday June 26, 2019 09:45 - 10:20 CST