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Friday, October 15 • 5:25pm - 6:00pm
Building a Successful Open Source Community as an End-user Company - Henrik Blixt & Kareena Hirani, Intuit

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Have you ever thought about open sourcing a project but don't know where, or how, to start? Maybe you have already dipped your toes, but want to know more about what the process entails?
Many open source projects are vendor backed with plenty of funding and backed by an army of marketing, program managers, solution architects and support, but if you’re not a vendor and lack all these resources, how do you grow your community and project?
The Argo project was initiated by Applatix, after acquiring the company Intuit has carried the torch and Argo is now deployed at hundreds of companies and has a large and diverse community. However, the path wasn’t always easy and a lot of efforts went into making Argo what it is today.
Come and listen to Kareena and Henrik as they tell the Argo journey story; the struggles, the learnings and the successes.
The stories told will be applicable to any other open source projects and whether you work for an end-user of vendor company.

Speakers
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Henrik Blixt

Product Manager - Platform and Open Source, Intuit
Henrik is a Principal Product Manager at Intuit, working on open source and platform in the Developer Experience organization. For the last 15 years he's been on a mission to provide tools and make life easier for anyone who wants to manage or consume clouds and cloud services. From... Read More →
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Kareena Hirani

Software Engineer, Intuit
Based in California, Kareena is a software engineer in the developer experience organization at Intuit, where she is an active contributor to the Argo Project, mostly focused on Argo Rollouts. She believes in using open source as a way to build high quality software and is passionate... Read More →



Friday October 15, 2021 5:25pm - 6:00pm PDT
Concourse Hall 152 + Online