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Monday, April 13

11:45am CDT

The Apache Way With Kids: Using Community Over Code in the First Robotics Competition - Bob Paulin, Paulin Solutions LLC
Kids need a community too! The Apache Way emerged over a decade ago from the shared experiences of thousands of developers with the desire to create a community that would build world class software. Our children are growing up in a world where there will be billions of lines of code to rewrite, maintain, and innovate on top of. The FIRST Robotics Competition is a unique competition designed around team building, bot building, and mentorship. The competition is full of not just technical challenges but community challenges. This talk will discuss some of the lessons learned implementing the Apache Way with kids. A community lives and dies by it's ability to be carried on by the next generation. We should all be committed to ensuring that these young developers not only have tools and knowledge but also the understanding of how to work in and build new communities.

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Bob Paulin

Principal Consultant, Independent
Bob Paulin is an independent consultant and speaker that has been developing open source software for the past 10 years. Bob has presented at large international conferences such as ApacheCon, JavaOne and Devnexus. He frequently shares his knowledge and opinions on the Java Pub House... Read More →

Monday April 13, 2015 11:45am - 12:35pm CDT
Zilker 3

3:00pm CDT

RTFM? Write a Better FM! - Rich Bowen, Apache Software Foundation
Ever notice that the projects most likely to tell you to RTFM tend to have the worst FM? That's because the virtues of a docs team - Dilligence, Patience, and Humility - happen to be the virtues of kinder politer people, too.

Come learn some tips of writing better documentation, providing better end-user support, and just possibly growing your project community.

Rich has been doing Open Source documentation for 20 years, and some folks say he's kind of good at it.

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Rich Bowen

Community Architect, Red Hat
Rich has been involved in Open Source since before it had that name. He's a director at the Apache Software Foundation, and a community architect at Red Hat.

Monday April 13, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Zilker 3

4:00pm CDT

Get More Out of GSoC Opportunities: A Win-Win for Both Projects and Students - Suresh Marru, Apache Software Foundation
This talk will discuss how Apache Projects could potentially impact student education while capitalizing on the energy, creativity and contributions from the budding future generation of open source community members. ASF has been participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) since its inception and with great success. GSoC is an opportunity for the PMC’s to recruit fresh perspectives into the projects. Alongside such direct advantages, this talk will enlist some win-win situations to projects and students. The talk will also highlight some indirect advantages like resulting in better introductory documentation, provide a recruiting channel. The kernel of GSoC is to teach open source and in case of ASF projects practicing apache way by next generation workforce. These influencing community cultures will contribute to groom advocates for open source software and inflict future employers.

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Suresh Marru

Member, Indiana University
Suresh Marru is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation and is the current PMC chair of the Apache Airavata project. He is the deputy director of Science Gateways Research Center at Indiana University. Suresh focuses on research topics at the intersection of application domain... Read More →

Monday April 13, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zilker 3