Steve Klabnik – How Balanced Applies the Open Source Philosophy to How We Work


Open Source has radically changed the way that companies do software development. We used to live in a world where each company re-built everything from scratch, but openness has allowed us to collaborate on common components, reducing duplication and driving down costs. Can we apply these same lessons to other areas? Balanced thinks so. In this talk, Steve will talk about the “Open Company Initiative,” which applies similar kinds of openness to product development, pricing, and other business practices that are traditionally fully closed. He’ll also show an example of how this openness actually changed some of the code Balanced has written.

About Steve Klabnik

Steve is a prolific Open Source contributor, member of the Ruby on Rails team, and Balanced’s philosopher in residence. He’s the author of several books: “Designing Hypermedia APIs,” “Rails 4 in Action,” and “Rust for Rubyists.


Can't join us in person? This event will be streamed at 12am Eastern.

Event Details

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014

11:30-12:00 am: Registration
12:00-1:00 am: Presentation
1:00-2:00 am: Social Hour

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