Business and Open Source

Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

"Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

In this statement famously attributed to Eisenhower, the implication is that even a well made plan with the best intentions often ends up not being worth the paper it was written on, once the troops hit the beach and the situation moves from speculation to reality. When a plan contradicts the real world, the real world always wins. Knowing that even the best plan will almost certainly fail to account for at least some of the challenges reality poses, why do we plan?

Track: Business and Open Source Experience level: Beginner


Creating a Culture of Empowerment

What it is, why it matters,
 and how it will improve
 your life and business

Drawing on more than 15 years of leadership at Four Kitchens and other creative organizations, Todd Nienkerk will explain why empowerment is the foundation of all successful teams and demonstrate how the open-source philosophy as modeled by the Drupal community can be applied to organizational culture.

Track: Business and Open Source Experience level: Beginner


Together we can make Drupal The Example for Diversity in Tech!

In order to increase the adoption of Drupal across  different communities and cultures, we need to continue working to help the Drupal community be a safe, inclusive and respectful place.

In this talk, we’ll outline strategies for being better allies and explain ways that being an ally will make us all better developers. After this session, attendees will have specific strategies to think about how they approach diversity and inclusion, and a list of ways they can be advocates.


My Slides

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