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Fall Summit 2016

Fall Summit 2016

September 28-30 in Boston, USA

Join us for the next InnerSource Commons Summit in Boston, USA.

Venue

This Summit will be hosted by Autodesk at their facility at 23 Drydock Ave, Boston, MA. This location is about a mile (1.6km) from the Boston Convention Center and is well served by local mass transit and car services.

Registration

Register here: Eventbrite

The registration fee (minus the processing cost) will be donated to the Apache Software Foundation in honor of the research and guidance they have provided on how healthy software projects work.

When registering please indicate which additional events you are interested in. We are using these to estimate sizing for venues. We will provide the initial sponsored dinner, other dinners are attendee’s responsbility.

If you have any questions on registration please let us know!

Survey

Please take the first-ever State of InnerSource Survey. This data will be used at the Summit to search for patterns in the community and will be posted on the Commons afterwards.

Agenda

This Summit we are starting to break down the stages of an InnerSource journey and aligning the discussions with them. Each session will include time for discussions. Classes will be both experiential and “train the trainer” so that you can use these in your own organization. Some of the sessions we are expecting:

Tue Sep 27 Wed Sep 28 Thu Sep 29 Fri Sep 30
Stage: Inital Steps Stage: Operational Concerns Stage: Looking Forward
Class - Getting Started Class - Product Owners Pattern Language
Case Studies Class - Trusted Committers Case Studies
Additional sessions Additional sessions Additional sessions
Welcome dinner (sponsored) Group dinner Group dinner Retrospective

If you have specific sessions you would like to lead or participate in, please contact us via summit@innersourcecommons.org or mention it in the survey.

Travel and Transit

Boston is a popular city for events, and hotels in the Waterfront area are mostly booked (and fairly expensive). The Waterfront area is just across the river from Boston Logan airport KBOS. The greater Boston area is served by the MBTA. There is paid parking at the venue for people that want to drive, but it is also served by the SL2 route on the Silver Line subway.

MBTA subway fares in the Waterfront district are USD 2.75 cash / 2.25 Charlie Card and allow you to transfer to a local bus for free as well. Getting on the T in outer districts can cost as much as USD 12.50 and may have additional surcharges depending on time of day.

Unlimited passes for subway and busses are available as well for USD 12.00/day or 21.25/week. Check MBTA for more information.

Hotels

Hotels near the event:

  • The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection
  • Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
  • The Westin Boston Waterfront
  • Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel
  • Elements by Westin

Other hotels attendees may be staying at:

  • Doubltree Club by Hilton Boston Bayside
  • Courtyard Boston Logan Airport
  • Hampton Inn Boston/Cambridge
  • Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport

Area Highlights

There are many wonderful things to visit in the area. If you are traveling with family or have time to explore, here are just a few local suggestions.

Freedom Trail: A 2.5 mile self-guided walking tour that takes you from the Boston Common to the Charlestown Memorial. Along the way you will pass and have the opportunity to stop at multiple churches, graveyards, and meetinghouses that played an integral part of the American Revolution as well as the Bell in Hand Tavern and Union Oyster house.

Trolley Tours and Duck Tours: If you are not the walking type you can take one of a few hop on hop off trolley tours or take Duck Tours. Duck tours last either 60 or 90 minutes and are fully narrated.

Fenway Park: “America’s Ballpark” is located in Boston’s Back Bay area and was recently made a national monument. Take a tour or watch a game!

Harpoon and Sam Adams Breweries: Both Boston based breweries have daily tours and tastings of their staple and seasonal fares. Harpoon provides a taproom for patrons who wish to sample more extensively.

Faneuil Hall and Quincy Marketplace: A hub of shops and dining on a cobblestone promenade in the heart of the city.

MIT and Harvard campus tours: Campus tours are very popular year round, weather dependent.

New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Children’s Museum, Museum of Fine Arts: All family friendly activities with constantly updated exhibits

Code of Conduct

All participants, vendors, and guests at InnerSource Commons events are required to abide by the code of conduct.

InnerSource Commons meetings run under the Chatham House Rule: information discussed at a meeting can be shared but not attributed.

Interested in helping out? Email summit@innersourcecommons.org or speak up on #innersourcecommons!