May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

Non-Native English Speakers in the OpenStack Community: A True Story

The primary language of most open source projects is English, but open source users and contributors span the globe. Non-native speakers face many communication challenges when participating in the ecosystem. In this talk, as non-native English speakers and contributors to OpenStack projects and its community, we will share our experiences and some best practices for coping as and including non-native speakers in your project.This talk will include:

  • Common issues for non-native English speakers
  • Tips for avoiding and resolving these issues
  • Suggestions for effective communication

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will learn about what is the challenges of non-native English speakers and how we overcome them. It is useful for many contributors because there is a lot of non-native English speakers now in the OpenStack community which is so big.

Wednesday, May 10, 11:00am-11:10am
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Red Hat, Software Maintenance Engineer
Masayuki Igawa is a software engineer for over 15 years on a wide range of software projects, and woking at Red Hat, developing open source software related to Linux kernel and virtualization. He's been an active technical contributor to OpenStack since the Grizzly release. He is an OpenStack Tempest, subunit2sql, openstack-health core member. FULL PROFILE
Oi, Cloud Technology Strategist
Samuel is a Cloud Technology Strategist at Oi, where he helps educating about OpenStack and defining the go-to-market strategies for the new cloud products. He has been involved in the community since 2013 and enjoys helping newcomers, besides giving talks for spreading OpenStack awareness in Brazil. FULL PROFILE
Dong Ma has worked at Hewlett Packard (now Hewlett Packard Enterprise) as Software/System Engineer since 2007. He worked on the FOSSology( project from 2009, with a focus on the Continues Integration and Delivery system. He's been an active technical contributor to OpenStack since the Liberty release. He now works on the HPE's Upstream OpenStack team, focusing on Jenkins,... FULL PROFILE