Daniele Fontani

Information & Communications Technology

OpenSource devops .NET Digital Transformation PHP headless cms Pimcore PIM

Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

From Opensource to Openmind

As an active open-source developer since 2006, I can advise about the opportunity of using an open-source approach to get the best for your business and let your company grow.

Open source is more of a philosophy than a thing you can buy. This philosophy is sustainable and has a win-win approach.

For developers, it’s a good habit that can increase professionalism and produces values for the developer and the community. For a company, it helps to be visible and share your products, thereby increasing profits. That’s why all of the big players moved into it. As a company, you still have time to start in the open-source game and be distinctive thanks to your open-source activity. Don’t wait too much longer, though.

The speech is articulated in these sections:

1) introduction about my personal journey to opensource. This is important to create a rapport with the attendees and create trust in the speaker.

2) what stop opensource to enter the companies until now a complete overview of the issues that prevent the opensource philosophy adoption in companies (patents, intellectual property, etc..)

3) benefits we are loosing in this section I will explain the opportunities and the opportunity revenue of opensource

4) conclusion in this section will be presented a solution to harmonize pro and cons of opensource to create a profitable business model in enterprises that bring benefits to business and to the community

The speech is about 30 minutes.

You can read an abstract of the speech on this article: - https://medium.com/better-programming/from-open-source-to-openmind-cb61ce05593a?source=friends_link&sk=adea560401b2d9def00c87d4cd86e4b1

A demo pitch of the speech is here: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn2Wpkz6SJE&t=22s - https://speakerdeck.com/zeppaman/from-open-source-to-open-mind

Daniele Fontani

CTO building a better tomorrow

I'm CTO @Sintraconsulting and I worked as Senior Developer, Team Leader and architect in a very large set of enterprise projects. I had a master's degree in Robotic science and another master's degree in project management. My experience in technology extends on many technologies (java, PHP, .net) and platforms (Sharepoint, Liferay, Pimcore) other than techniques (Agile, DevOps, ALM). I’m also interested in Agile techniques, project management, and product development.

**The opensource experience**
My second life is about opensource. I started in 2006 with an IDE for CSS, and I founded a group of opensource developers called "arduosoft", because make opensource software in the spare time was arduous.
During the last 13 years, I created many opensource projects, most of them failed. This is a very big experience and teaches me how to start an opensource project and avoid it will fail. Nowadays you can find on my personal GitHub account (https://github.com/zeppaman/) or into the Arduosoft organization account (https://github.com/arduosoft).

**My experience as speaker**
I'm writing about cloud transformation on most important Medium publications (The Startup, Better programming, Towards Data Science) and my profile is https://medium.com/@daniele.fontani

I write on the Codeproject community for 13 years and I’m now a member of the author’s group ( https://www.codeproject.com/Members/sir-zeppaman).
I’m one administrator of the meetup group TechItalia Tuscany that has the goal to link professionals and creates a network through technical meetings https://www.meetup.com/it-IT/TechItaliaTuscany/

I speak publically once a month. I have spoken physically or virtually in many countries (Uk, Jamaica, Italy, Belarus) about DevOps, opensource, and cloud transformation.

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