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Monday, May 18 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Optimizing Contributions with Globally Distributed Teams

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With over 850 organizations and thousands of individuals from over 140 countries around the globe, the OpenStack community is wildly diverse and global.  If you are going to contribute to the OpenStack Project, weither it is code or use cases,you are going to be working on teams.

Many teams will be virtual; that is the members of the team will be scattered around the world and come from many companies and cultures, while other teams will be constituted of long-term work colleagues who have worked comfortably together for years.  More often, OpenStack teams are closer to the former, than the later. Your teammates are on different schedules and have different agendas.  You have no loyalty and no bond, yet you have to trust your teammates will come together and add to the OpenStack project. 

For contributors, that often translates to mean that you are working on a project or team that has folks from many time zones and organizations.  This can often lead to misaligned priorities, limited meeting times and frustrations with the amount and pace of work that needs to be done. Given all the difficulties, it is amazing how often the OpenStack Project teams actually work and work well.

Join this workshop panel to learn tips and tricks on how to maximize your effectiveness and efficiency when working on large Open Source projects such as OpenStack.

·          Tricks and tools to avoid communications breakdowns

·          Sharing the workload with your fellow contributors

·          How to effectively manage a leaderless team

·          Working across organizations

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Beth Cohen

SDN Product Manager, Verizon
Beth is a Cloud Networking Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new cloud products and services. She is also President, Luth Computer Specialists, an independent consultancy specializing in cloud focused solutions to help enterprises leverage the efficiencies of cloud... Read More →
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Karin Levenstein

Manager, Rackspace Private Cloud Documentation
Karin Levenstein manages the US half of the Rackspace Private Cloud documentation team and is an OpenStack docs contributor, working mostly on the Installation Guide. She has been working as a tech writer for nearly 20 years, and her experience ranges from grocery chains to oil and... Read More →
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Fernando Oliveira

DMTS, Verizon
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Kamesh Pemmaraju

Director, Mirantis Partner Marketing, Mirantis
Kamesh is the Director of Partner Marketing at Mirantis where he works to define, drive, and deliver comprehensive joint go to market activities and content marketing with Mirantis technology and solutions partners in the OpenStack ecosystem   Kamesh has a deep knowledge of the... Read More →
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Grant Shipley

Director - OpenShift, Red Hat

Monday May 18, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Room 114/115

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