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From the Desk of the Executive Director – March 2019

Cloud Foundry Summit NA is just two weeks away and we at the Foundation are working overtime to get everything pulled together. I’m really looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia.

Remember to register so you can take full advantage of the activities happening this year.

Need an extra reason to attend Summit? Read this fantastic post on why everyone — from CIOs to operators — should attend.

Keynotes start at 3:30 PM on April 2nd!

I can’t wait for you to hear the amazing stories from our keynote speakers, including folks from Charles Schwab, c-com, Dick’s Sporting Goods, The Home Depot, T-mobile and others. I’ll be hosting a fireside chat with Comcast’s Rick Rioboli, SVP & CIO; Nithya Ruff, Sr. Director, Open Source Practice; and Mike Crisafulli, SVP, Platform & Product Services.

Special Activities at Summit

Join me on Thursday at our Diversity Luncheon, sponsored by Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and IBM Cloud, which will feature a very special line-up of diverse speakers discussing their unique experiences navigating the tech and open source industries.

We recently announced an exciting addition: our first-ever Contributors Summit. This is a fantastic opportunity for open source contributors to help shape the future of the project and of our community development. Registration is required and ends March 27th.

We have a full line-up of specialized activities, including:

Welcome to our newest Silver members

We just announced that Atomist, LogDNA, SkySilk Cloud Services and Zettaset have all joined as Silver Members since November 2018. Through their membership, these companies demonstrate commitment to working with the Foundation and the community, and we couldn’t be happier to have them involved.

Empathy in open source — and everywhere

Take a few minutes to read Denise Yu’s awesome article on why empathy is crucial to the open source ethos, and how it impacts your bottom line in extremely positive ways. And make sure to catch her talk at Summit!

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Abby is the Executive Director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation.