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A short Open Conference presentation on the business benefits of open sourcing your software. Presented at GirlGeekMeetup, April 2012

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Why Open Source Your Secrets

  1. 1. Why Open Source Your Secrets? The business value in opening up your code Trisha Gee, Java Developer at LMAX Exchange @trisha_gee mechanitis.blogspot.com
  2. 2. LMAX Exchange
  3. 3. Disruptor
  4. 4. ...but why??
  5. 5. 1. Better Design
  6. 6. 2. Great for PR
  7. 7. 3. Improves Your Code
  8. 8. Caveats
  9. 9. Questions?

Editor's Notes

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  • - Anyone know anything about finance?\n - Born from Betfair. Startup mentality but in finance, different world\n
  • - Anyone heard of it?\n - Won Dukes Choice award 2011\n - Fast\n - Proves Java is a contender\n
  • - Competitors can use your hard work\n- Get no money for it\n- Sticky fingers on your code\n- Hard work\n
  • - Separation of concerns\n - Naming / self-documenting\n - Generalising / removing specific business logic / reusable\n - JavaDoc\n - Unit tests\n - Performance tests\n
  • Recruitment - for LMAX\nMore users\nGood will from third parties\n\n - Look dead clever: hasn’t been done before; fills a niche; new approach to old problem\n - People can see your approach to code\n
  • - Faster\n- More features / different use cases\n- Simpler\n
  • - Carefully select the area to open source - is hard work, needs to represent your company (Disruptor, Freud, JMicrobench, Freud. Want to do BigFeedback, Romero, AutoTrish, Jodie)\n- Invest in it\n- Get buy in from your bosses\n
  • - Anyone done this?\n - What are the common barriers?\n
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