Building a Company atop of Open Source

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Different companies working on different stacks, which one is the right stack for my application? Is opensource the way to go? What is the future of opensource? The Talk at FOSSMeet 2013 tries to answer these questions.

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Building a Company atop of Open Source

  1. 1. Running a Company atop Of Open Source Anoop Thomas MathewFOSSMeet 2013, Profoundis LabsNIT Calicut atm@profoundis.com
  2. 2. ● Co-Founder and CTO, Profoundis Labs ● Python and Django for last 3 years ●Speaker at Pycon 2012, Fifth Elephant 2012, FOSSMeet 2011 …ABOUT ME Using open source from 2003 ●
  3. 3. In a company, What OPEN SOURCE ● ●Why ●How ●WhoAGENDA ●When
  4. 4. ●Cost Factor ●SecurityWHY OPENSOURCE ? ●Technical Superiority ●Customization & Audit ●Support ●Joy of Sharing
  5. 5. ●Corporate Model ●Architecture ●Application DeliveryPARADIGM SHIFT ●Content Generation ●Content Consumption ●Scale up Rate
  6. 6. Building ● products with open source Delivering ● services over open sourceBUSINESS MODELS Selling support for free and open source ● Provide consulting on open source ●
  7. 7. ESTABLISHED COMPANIES ● IBM ● GroupOn ● facebook ● FlipKart ● WhatsApp ● SoundCloud ● Instagram ● do.com ● Quora ● BaseCamp ● OpenERP ● Twitter
  8. 8. ➢ Bootstrap ➢ Be Agile ➢ Minimize CostSTARTUP TIPS I ➢ Quick Solutions ➢ Good Support
  9. 9. ➢ ➢ Be Scalable ➢ Well Tested Scaffolding ➢ Dont reinvent the wheelSTARTUP TIPS II ➢ Simple is Elegant ➢ Customers are Kings
  10. 10. ●Services Projects in django●django-tastypie, backbone.js●elastic-search●redis ● PostgreSQL●jQuery ● mongodb●celery ● git●nginx ● Jenkins
  11. 11. ● Operating System ● Collaboration System ● Version Control ● Code Sharing PlatformTOOLS ON TRADE ● Development Framework ● Server Management ● Continuous Integration ● Testing & Bug Tracking
  12. 12. ●Twitter Bootstrap (divshot.com) ●BackboneJS (jsfiddle.net)A FEW TO CHECKOUT FOR ●Django ●Ruby on Rails ●Sintara ●Kiwy ●Flask ●Meteorjs ●NodeJS ●Play
  13. 13. ● Help with open source ● Report BugsTHE COMMUNITY ● Participate in mailing list ● Contribute ● Blog heavily
  14. 14. ● Read wide and deep ● Follow HackerNewsHOW TO GO FURTHER ● Find something interesting ● Find a bug! ● Ask Youll never know, until you try
  15. 15. FUTURE OF OPENSOURCE Its Us!
  16. 16. How can I ...QUESTIONS We are hiring! welcome@profoundis.com
  17. 17. Every project is UNIQUE! so should be the stackTHANK YOU @atmb4u We are hiring! welcome@profoundis.com

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