Nov 3 – 5, 2023
Riga, Latvia
Europe/Riga timezone

Panel: Culture transformation through open source

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Omega 2 – Plenary (Radisson Blu Latvija)

Omega 2 – Plenary

Radisson Blu Latvija

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Juan Luis Cano Rodríguez (he/him/él)
QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey


"Open source is eating software", but the situation is far from homogeneous: companies with a strong tech culture are producing and consuming open source software with great success, while more traditional corporations are still lagging. The advent of Open Source Program Offices has started to change the landscape, but there is still a long road ahead. New challenges like supply chain attacks are a threat to less mature actors, and the procurement processess have not kept up with the advent of donationware and sponsorware business models around open source.

What can companies from non-tech sectors do to establish a strong culture around consuming open source responsibly and reliably, as well as clear rules for their employees to contribute to open source?

Session author's bio

Juan Luis (he/him/él) is an Aerospace Engineer with a passion for STEM, programming, outreach, and sustainability. He has a decade of experience as developer advocate, software engineer, and Python trainer in several industries, and currently he works as Principal Product Manager for Kedro, an open source Python framework for data science, at QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey.

He has made significant contributions to the PyData stack and published several open-source packages, the most important one being poliastro, an open-source Python library for orbital mechanics used at space agencies, satellite companies, and universities.

After founding the Python España non-profit and co-organizing the first seven PyCons in Spain, he became a Python Software Foundation Fellow in 2017. Nowadays he is the lead organizer of the PyData Madrid monthly meetups.

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