Since late 2019 I am a member of the InnerSource Commons, a community of people passionate about fostering the adoption of InnerSource: the use of Open Source best practices for software development within the confines of an organization .
When I heard that they were organizing an Online Summit, I decided to throw my hat in the ring and try to get involved as a presenter. This was also motived by my experience at FOSS Backstage earlier in the year, which I had thoroughly enjoyed.
1 year in the InnerSource Commons Community: Getting your money’s worth
I got lucky, as my talk proposal got accepted. The topic of my talk was aiming at people like me that were new to a community like this, and didn’t know how to get the most out of their involvement.
Or in the words of my talk abstract:
Let me make the argument for you: Convince yourself (and your manager) of the benefits of participating in the InnerSource Commons community.
I prepared my slides and the recording for the talk, which got screened at the InnerSource Commons 2020 Fall Summit on September 15th.
Presenting at this conference was a great experience, as I got to practice my presentation skills and it allowed me to get involved even more actively in this fantastic community.
You find both video and slides of my presentation below.