This Is the House That Open Source Built

Irene Ros (Bocoup)
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 30 ratings)

Working for a company whose culture and growth emerges from a shared passion for open source, is my dream job and I am fortunate enough to do it at Bocoup.

Open source fuels engineers’ professional and personal development as well as our client work. By doing so, we’ve created a sustainable environment that is driven by purpose. In this talk, I will share some of the principles we’ve adopted and how we managed to make it work. Most importantly, I’ll explain why building a company with open source at heart is better for the team, the clients, and the open source community.

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Irene Ros

Bocoup

Irene is a Senior Developer and Data Visualization Specialist at Bocoup. Most recently Irene has been working with the Guardian Interactive Team in the UK on the Miso Project, an open source toolkit designed to expedite the creation of high-quality interactive storytelling and data visualisation content.

Before Bocoup, Irene spent 3 years working at IBM Research’s Visual Communication Lab as a data visualization research developer. Together with her team she helped build Many Eyes – a collaborative data visualization creation and sharing tool and Many Bills – a visual interface to reading congressional legislation. Her work has been written about in the New York Times and the New York Times Open Blog, as well as Fast Company.

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ben hengst
07/20/2012 11:00pm PDT

Great energy, great passion, I thing I just missed the over arching message. I found it very interesting to hear how other companies work, but my take away was that this talk was a collection observations, many very interesting, though I couldn’t quite follow the plot?

That said I now know of Miso and I can’t wait to get some time this weekend to play with it. Thank you to everyone involved for creating such a wonderful tool.

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