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Mark is a long-time open-source practitioner and advocate. Alexis is a long-time Agile practitioner and advocate. In recent times, they find each other working very closely together, searching for ways to help Red Hat’s OpenStack team continuously improve its way of working.
Mark will spend some time describing his view of the key abstract ideas and principles that should influence the thinking of those leading, or contributing to, open-source projects. Alexis will spend a similar amount of time talking about the abstract ideas and principles from the Agile, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Lean movements that every software project should draw from.
Together they will draw some conclusions relevant to the OpenStack community in general, but particularly relevant to those who wish to both contribute to and build upon OpenStack. They expect this will contribute to an ongoing conversation to improve the way individuals and companies are contributing to the success of OpenStack.
Attendees should expect to hear some key insights about the values and principles advocated by the open-source and Agile movements. They will understand where these movements have a lot in common, but also where there are subtly different viewpoints.
But most importantly, attendees will learn from Alexis and Mark's earnest efforts to create an Agile software development organization and culture within Red Hat's OpenStack teams, while also ensuring that the developers concerned continue to be empowered to contribute to the project as individuals, and lead OpenStack to success.