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Wednesday, February 28 • 9:50am - 10:25am
Taking up the Slack: How to Build a Strong, Company-Wide Collaborative Community

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Building strong, collaborative communities continues to be a critical component to the success of open source. However, too often companies attempt to manufacture community (both internally and externally) by throwing technology and tools at the problem. Hear how Autodesk used Slack as a complement to building a vibrant community, not as a forcing function to create one. Though Slack itself isn't open source, in Autodesk's case it was chosen to allow for broader inclusivity beyond just the engineering community. Sales, marketing and even the executive team are now part of a company-wide collaborative community that helps build more cohesive products while using open source principles.


Learn how the process and community principles used during  an enterprise social platform rollout are even more important than the tool choice itself, including:


  • Creating alignment across your teams
  • Increasing social engagement
  • Enabling community throughout your organization



Guy Martin, Director – Open@ADSK



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Guy Martin

Executive Director, OASIS Open
Guy Martin is Director of the Open@ADSK initiative at Autodesk, where he's responsible for overseeing the company's open source strategy, execution and collaborative projects, as well as representing the company in open source communities and organizations. He has over two decades... Read More →

Wednesday February 28, 2018 9:50am - 10:25am PST