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Open for Business...on the Fringes

Terry Nolen, Senior Principal Software Architect, Sabre Airline Solutions
Dave Gebhart, Senior Developer, Sabre, Inc.

Track: Business
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Location: D137-138

There are often great ideas or solutions that go unrecognized or unsupported by a corporation or business. These ideas are out there just waiting for their chance to be recognized and brought to life. What if you had the processes and platforms that can enable a community of employees to create, foster, and promote these great ideas? Using open source principles of Community, Collaboration, and Communication you can do just that.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Background
  • Gaining Management Support
  • Combine the Community
  • Develop Process and Practice
  • Needed Technology
  • Community Relations
  • Things that work and don't seem to work
  • New Horizons