Video recording and post production done by OpenStack Foundation.
Working within a closed-source organization can be a very sterile method of development. Open Source, on the other hand, is anything but. Balancing the delicate relationship between enterprise-level development and upstream community groups is a study in extreme patience, and often involves way too many bald yaks and multi-coloured bike sheds.
Anne and Lana have been doing exactly this at both Rackspace and other organisations. The symbiotic and cyclical relationship between enterprise and upstream has forced them both to forge a new way of approaching their roles. This talk discusses the holistic view that is required when working with both internal and upstream development teams, and includes some dreams about getting the two to overlap just that little bit more.