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Social Code Graph: The Future of Open Source

The open source movement has turned the software development landscape on its head by creating tools that enable the inmates to start running the software asylum. Just as the world changed when social networking tools made it trivial for us to externalize our relationships and activity streams, a new collection of open source collaboration tools has made it easy for developers to go far beyond dumping code into Subversion. Developers are now externalizing their collaboration practices and workflows into a loosely coupled social code graph connected by tasks and relationships.
A new breed of tool-supported open source practices is reshaping the economy landscape and making software delivery the most transparent and connected knowledge work process. During this talk, Mik will explore this transformation, show how it will impact software development in the next decade, and illustrate how today's developers are helping to shape the digital workplace of tomorrow.


  1. How has open source software affected the industry, both in terms of software delivery and social impact?
  2. What is it about open source tools that makes them fundamentally better at capturing creative collaboration?
  3. What can we learn from open source collaboration that we can apply to other creative industries?
  4. How can the tools that open source developers created for themselves and their communities providing an order of magnitude productivity increase in the workplace?
  5. What will our workday look like when the ideas of the social code graph are applied to other domains of knowledge work?



Mik Kersten, Founder & CEO, Tasktop

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