WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism to Present Webinar on Participating in Open Source Communities

WSO2 webinar on May 30, examines how IT professionals can take advantage of open source communities to optimize the success of their projects

Palo Alto, CA – May 21, 2013 – Open source software (OSS) communities provide a vast range of benefits. They empower developers to enhance their personal brand, increase business opportunities, fill important open source project gaps, and optimize the success of their projects. To help IT professionals realize these advantages, WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism Chris Haddad will present a webinar examining ways to actively participate in open source communities.

The one-hour technical session, “10 Ways to Start Participating In Open Source Communities,” will be held Thursday, May 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific. For more information, visit

In the webinar, Chris will explore how IT professionals can transition from an OSS consumer to an open source contributor, and he will examine how contributing to open source development can help build a developer’s personal brand and career. He then will review 10 actions IT professionals can take to start participating in open source communities. Chris then will conclude by highlighting specific opportunities within the WSO2 and Apache OSS communities.

Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives to increase WSO2 technology adoption, improve the middleware platform, and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors.

About WSO2

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