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Speaking Topic: Spotting Nascent Open Source Project
Ross Turk has been with the OSTG family since 2000, and has served in multiple capacities during his tenure. Most recently, as the Engineering Manager for SourceForge.net, he spearheaded efforts to improve to the world's largest destination for open source, including the new Software Map and Search and major navigation and aesthetic overhauls. In his current role, Ross is responsible for communicating with the SourceForge.net community and responding to their needs. During his twelve-year career, he has focused on assessing and optimizing the business and engineering processes of a wide variety of engineering organizations, always with a passion for Open Source methodologies.
Ross Turk, SourceForge.net Community Manager will share key site metrics and case studies on the past growth patterns of successful open source projects, define the factors that contribute to a project?s success, and predict the leading projects of tomorrow.[ul]*SourceForge.net Usage Statistics[ul2]*Visitors and page views*Project metrics[/ul2]*Open Source Project Success Factors[ul2]*Defining and sustaining a successful project*Qualitative and quantitative predictors of success*Why projects fail*How to recognize a mature product[/ul2]*Tools for identifying successful projects*Up-and-coming infrastructure-related open-source projects[/ul]Presentation Slides: PDF Listen Now! [.mp3]