In this episode, our host Karsten Hohage talks with our guest Dr. Dawn Foster, PhD. from VMware about VMware’s open source strategy, and the importance of community and project health. Dawn explains project health metrics, how they contribute to improving projects, and how well-documented processes and governance help scale communities and keep them healthy. We also learn about Dawn’s impressive experience in the IT industry as she takes us through the various stages of her professional and academic career.
Dr. Dawn Foster, PhD. has been working in open source for more than 20 years at companies like Intel and Puppet. At VMware, she leads the community strategy efforts within the Open Source Program Office. She is a Governing Board member and maintainer for the CHAOSS metrics project, a Steering Committee member for the TODO Group, and co-chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy Technical Advisory Group. She is also on the board of OpenUK.
- Twitter: Dr. Dawn Foster (@geekygirldawn) / Twitter
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnfoster
- Dawn’s website: http://fastwonderblog.com/
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