Internal Open Source: Changing Internal Culture For the Better

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In this session you will learn how NBCUniversal, one of the world's largest media and entertainment companies (, used an internal version of the Drupal Open Source development model to build a Drupal publishing product (we call it Publisher) that is extended by developers throughout the company to build web sites for some of the world's most recognized media brands.

We will discuss how a culture of transparency enabled us to breakdown conventional barriers to partnership that are typical in large corporations. You will learn how 'Internal Open Source' has enabled us to scale common content management and publishing functionality across the company, enabling NBCU brands to build sites on Drupal with agility and without the need to add additional development resources.

We'll also provide tangible examples of how an NBCU brand, Syfy (which includes,, and, created additional capability for the core product and how that functionality is made available to all other NBCU brands.

Presenters are:

* Chris Herring, Director, Publishing Program; cherringland on; @cherringland
* Michael Bailey, Director, Syfy Technology; GrAfiX on
* Adam Asch, Director, Program Operations, NBCUniversal; adzuki3 on; @adamasch

Schedule info
Time slot: 
Tuesday, May 21 - 09:00am-10:00am
OR 201 - Phase2
Session Info
Business + Strategy
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