Session: Innovations by the fire

Communities from Scratch: a story of experiences in building a brand new open source community around a brand new project.

Manik Surtani is the founder of Infinispan, a new open source data grid platform, as well as a co-founder on JClouds – a cloud-provider agnostic API layer for interacting with cloud services such as Amazon AWS. In this talk, Manik will share with you his experiences in growing community acceptance, momentum and participation around these two open source projects, including aspects such as generating and instilling a feeling of ownership and responsibility among the community, communal decision making, the effects of transparency in a software project, and leadership issues.