Join us on Tuesday, 21st May, at 5pm BST / 6pm CEST / 11am CDT / 9am PDT to hear Michael Basil, from Dojo Center and SAP, & Bill Westfall, from Dojo Center, discuss

Insightful Learning - InnerSource Dojo Way.

Join us on Thursday, May 23rd, at 9am BST / 10pm CEST / 1:30pm IST / 6pm AES, when Clare Dillon, from University of Galway, Ireland, will discuss the State of InnerSource 2024
InnerSource Summit 2021

InnerSource Summit 2021

17th and 18th November 2021, online

Get your ticket now!

Join us at the world’s largest InnerSource Conference!

InnerSource takes the lessons learned from developing open source software and applies them to the way companies develop software internally. The InnerSource Commons (ISC) is the world’s largest community of InnerSource practitioners, who have come together with the goal of creating and sharing knowledge about InnerSource. You can join the community at

We come together at our summits to learn and share experiences. We’ve missed seeing everyone in person over the past 2 years, but we are looking forward to seeing everyone online at this year’s virtual summit. Join us there to…

  • Hear about global trends in InnerSource.
  • Learn from others who are on the journey of InnerSource adoption.
  • Share your own experience and meet like-minded people, all of whom are passionate about making InnerSource a success within their respective organizations.


Click here to register for the InnerSource Summit 2021. There are three ticket options for the summit:

  • Community ticket (free): for the ISC community and those who can’t afford a registration fee
  • Community ticket with T-shirt ($35): access all sessions and receive a commemorative T-shirt after the event
  • Corporate ticket ($300): for those with corporate travel/training budgets who want to further support InnerSource Commons. Includes commemorative T-shirt

Keynote Speakers

For our 13th Summit, we are delighted to announce Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of Hyperledger and Linux Foundation Public Health, and Jono Bacon, author of the award winning book People Powered, as our keynote speakers. Joining Brian and Jono, we have an amazing lineup of speakers: all new and familiar faces sharing their InnerSource stories with us for this event. Speaker and schedule details will be added over the coming days and weeks. See below for more details.


This is our first summit planned over multiple timezones so we look forward to seeing you there, no matter where in the world you are sitting. The summit will comprise of 3x 3.5 hour sessions, each timed for our community in particular regions. Each sessions will have a unique set of speakers. We welcome everyone to all of them. One registration covers all three sessions.

Part 1 is timed for Europe, Africa, East Coast US, and early birds on the US west coast: (Wed 17th Nov UTC 3-6:30pm / CET 4-7:30pm / EST 10-1:30pm / PST 7-10:30am)

Part 2 is timed for APAC, Europe, Middle East, & Africa: (Thur 18th Nov UTC 8-11:30am / CET 9-12:30pm / IST 1:30-5pm / AEST & CST 7-10:30pm)

Part 3 is timed for East & West Coast US, Europe & Africa: (Thur 18th Nov UTC 5-8:30pm / CET 6-9:30pm / EST 12-3:30pm / PST 9-12:30pm)


Part 1: Wednesday, November 17th

UTC 15:00 - 18:30 - Timed for Europe, Africa, East Coast US, and early birds on the US west coast

15:00 - 15:10 Lobby Hangout & Chat Join us for some informal chat and introductions before the summit begins!
15:10 - 15:25 Welcome to the Summit, including an address by Isabel Drost-Fromm, ISC President and Danese Cooper, ISC Chairperson
15:25 - 15:55 Brian Behlendorf (Hyperledger and Linux Foundation Public Health)
Danese Cooper (InnerSource Commons)
Keynote: Brian Behlendorf joins ISC Founder and Chairperson, Danese Cooper, for a 1:1 discussion
15:55 - 16:10 Gil Yehuda (US Bank) InnerSource and Corporate Culture (Show Abstract)
16:10 - 16:20 Daniel Izquierdo and Igor Zubiaurre (Bitergia) Working on an InnerSource Organizational Model (Show Abstract)
16:20 - 16:30 Break/Coffee
16:30 - 16:40 Olivia Buzek (IBM) Birth of InnerSource at IBM (Show Abstract)
16:40 - 16:50 Zack Koppert (GitHub) InnerSource in Government: Trust and Vulnerability (Show Abstract)
16:50 - 17:05 Russ Rutledge (WellSky) Wide-Scaled InnerSource with a Core Team (Show Abstract)
17:05 - 17:10 Attendee Challenge & Breakouts/Unconference Set-up
17:10 - 17:50 Open Discussions and Breakout Sessions
17:50 - 18:00 Welcome Back/Breakout Reports
18:00 - 18:30 Wrap Up: Day Summary and Highlights followed by Networking

Part 2: Thursday, November 18th

UTC 08:00 - 11:30 - Timed for APAC, Europe, Middle East, & Africa

08:00 - 08:10 Lobby Hangout & Chat Join us for some informal chat and introductions before the second part of the summit begins!
08:10 - 08:20 Georg Grutter, InnerSource Commons ISC Foundation Lookback
08:20 - 08:35 Matt Cobby (NAB) InnerSource at NAB (Show Abstract)
08:35 - 08:45 An Xu (DiDi) Cultivating InnerSource Community by Adapting to the Paradigm of open source Community Development - Culture Before Code (Show Abstract)
08:45 - 08:55 Ankit Pandey (Wipro) The role of HR policies in a successful InnerSource program (Show Abstract)
08:55 - 09:10 David Terol (Philips) InnerSource at Scale – Fail Fast (Show Abstract)
09:10 - 09:20 Break/Coffee
09:20 - 09:30 Dirk Riehle (FAU) An Introduction to InnerSource and Transfer Pricing (Show Abstract)
09:30 - 09:40 Ana Jimenez SantaMaria (LF / TODO Group) Building bridges between ISPOs and OSPOs (Show Abstract)
09:40 - 09:50 Jerry Tan ( InnerSource & DevOps (Show Abstract)
09:40 - 09:50 Mishari Muqbil (Zymple) Piggybacking InnerSource on to Agile and DevOps (Show Abstract)
10:05 - 10:10 Attendee Challenge & Breakouts/Unconference Set-up
10:10 - 10:50 Open Discussions and Breakout Sessions
10:50 - 11:00 Welcome Back/Breakout Reports
11:00 - 11:30 Wrap Up: Day Summary and Highlights followed by Networking

Part 3: Thursday, November 18th

UTC 17:00 - 20:30 Timed for East & West Coast US, Europe & Africa

17:00 - 17:10 Lobby Hangout & Chat Join us for some informal chat and introductions before the third part of the summit !
17:10 - 17:20 Clare Dillon(InnerSource Commons) ISC looking forward / Plans for the future
17:20 - 17:50 Jono Bacon (Jono Bacon Consulting)
The Battle For Innersource Buy-In (Show Abstract)
17:50 - 18:00 Joe Patrao (Bloomberg) InnerSource Metrics, Value & ROI (Show Abstract)
18:00 - 18:10 Jesús Alonso Gutiérrez (Santander)
Daniel Izquierdo (Bitergia)
Barriers to contribute in a more collaborative and transparent way (Show Abstract)
18:10 - 18:20 Break/Coffee
18:20 - 18:30 Sherin Mirza (Shell) InnerSource - the glue between DevOps teams in a high performing organization (Show Abstract)
18:30 - 18:40 Wayne Haber (GitLab) Open Practices in GitLab (Show Abstract)
18:40 - 18:50 Arno Mihm (Microsoft) InnerSource at Microsoft (Show Abstract)
18:50 - 19:05 Elspeth Minty (Morgan Stanley) Moving a Legacy Codebase to an InnerSource Model (Show Abstract)
19:05 - 19:10 Attendee Challenge & Breakouts/Unconference Set-up
19:10 - 19:50 Open Discussions and Breakout Sessions
19:50 - 20:00 Welcome Back/Breakout Reports
20:00 - 20:30 Wrap Up: Sumit Summary and Highlights followed by Networking

Speaker Bios

An Xu photo

An Xu (DiDi ChuXing)

Highly specialized and interested in enterprise InnerSource operations and community governance! Currently work at DiDi as the Head of Didi Open Source Office, with more than 10 years experience in integrated marketing communication and 6 years experience of an Internet startup, including 3+ experience on open source operations (Brand, strategy, developer ecology, commercial operation) and 3+ on business incubation & growth operation. Prior to joining Didi, I was one of the leading explorers of Uber’s business in the Asia-Pacific China region. Working at Uber and Didi makes me good at adapting to different cultures, integrating various resources, and pursuing effective cooperation.

Ana Jimenez Santamaria photo

Ana Jimenez Santamaria (The Linux Foundation)

Ana is the OSPO Program Manager at the TODO Group, a Linux Foundation project and an open group of organizations who want to collaborate on best practices, tools, and other ways to run successful and effective Open Source Projects and Programs. Formerly she worked at Bitergia, a Software Development Analytics firm, and she has recently finished her MSc in Data Science, whose final thesis focused on measuring DevRel’s success within Open Source development communities.

Ana is really interested in Open Source, InnerSource, and community metrics. She has been a speaker at some international conferences such as DevRelCon Tokyo, OpenInfraDays, DevRelCon London, ISC Summit or OSSummit NA.

During her spare time, you can find Ana practicing yoga, illustrating, or boxing.

Ankit Pandey photo

Ankit Pandey (Wipro)

Ankit is a strategy consultant and new to the world of InnerSource and open source with just 5 months since he joined Wipro as a strategy architect for the Open Source Program Office. At Wipro, he helps organizations adopt open source as a strategic asset to achieve business goals. Prior to Wipro, Ankit has worked in roles involving strategy, competitive analysis, market intelligence and finance at HP and HPE. Outside of work, Ankit loves cooking and chess.

Arno Mihm photo

Arno Mihm (Microsoft)

Stemming from German roots, Arno settled in the mid-nineties in Seattle working with Microsoft on operating system improvements while in parallel helping to drive an industry wide systems management framework through the DMTF. Living German and American cultures and the exposure to diverse company cultures in industry standardization organizations formed his strong believe that collaboration is a key factor for success in business and in life. As Microsoft formalized the approach to collaboration through the foundation of the Microsoft Open Source Programs Office, Arno joined the team focusing on open source process improvements before turning his attention inwards to drive InnerSource at Microsoft.

Brian Behlendorf photo

Brian Behlendorf (Hyperledger and Linux Foundation Public Health)

Brian is the Executive Director for Hyperledger and Linux Foundation Public Health. Brian was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum 2011-2012. He also worked at the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy in 2009 and the Department of Health and Human Services in 2010 on advancing the use of open standards through the use of open source software.

Clare Dillon photo

Clare Dillon (InnerSource Commons)

Clare Dillon has spent over 20 years working with developers and developer communities. Clare has been involved with InnerSource Commons since early 2019, when she helped set up NearForm’s InnerSource practice. Before that, Clare was a member of Microsoft Ireland Leadership Team, heading up their Developer Evangelism and Experience Group. Clare also works with to support the establishment of University and Government Open Source Program Offices and OSPOs++ globally, that can collaborate to implement public policy and trustworthy public services. Clare frequently speaks at international conferences and corporate events on topics relating to the future of work, innovation trends and digital ethics.

Danese Cooper photo

Danese Cooper (InnerSource Commons)

Danese Cooper is the Chairperson of InnerSource Commons and Vice President of Special Initiatives at NearForm, an Irish tech firm. Previously, she was Head of Open Source software at PayPal, CTO of Wikipedia, Chief Open Source Evangelist for Sun, and Senior Director of Open Source Strategies for Intel. Danese was also the inaugural chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the boards of Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Source Hardware Association, and she’s advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation. Danese also runs a successful open source consultancy that counts the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the SETI Institute, Harris, and Numenta as clients. She’s been known to knit through meetings.

Daniel Izquierdo photo

Daniel Izquierdo (Bitergia)

Daniel Izquierdo is co-founder and CEO of Bitergia, a start-up focused on providing metrics, consultancy and making the right decisions about open source and InnerSource projects. His main interests about open and InnerSource are related to the community itself, cultural change, and software process improvements through the analysis of the existing datasets.

In the last years, Daniel has worked as consultant to successfully adopt InnerSource at scale in large corporations and has contributed as an example to several assets as the InnerSource Maturity Model or the InnerSource Metrics Strategy handbook. He has closely worked with open source foundation as FINOS, Mozilla, Eclipse, and others to provide software development dashboards with community and process-related insights.

Daniel has participated as speaker in other open source related events as OSCON, Open Source Strategy Forum, Open Source Summits, or the InnerSource Commons.Daniel is currently part of the governing board of CHAOSS -Community Health Analytics for Open Source Software- and he is member of the Board of Directors of the InnerSource Commons Foundation.

David Terol photo

David Terol (Philips)

David is an Engineering and Software Director with 20+ years of international experience working on Communication, Semiconductor, and Healthcare global leaders like Ericsson, Marvell Technology, and Royal Philips.

David is an advocate of open collaboration models like InnerSource based on high transparency, zero-wait, contribution over request, and low friction principles to break artificial internal boundaries which jeopardize true value delivery to their customers on complex organizations.

Dirk Riehle photo

Dirk Riehle (FAU)

Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A., is the Professor of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining academia, Riehle led the Open Source Research Group at SAP Labs, LLC, in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). Riehle founded the Open Symposium (OpenSym, formerly WikiSym). He was the lead architect of the first UML virtual machine. He is interested in open collaboration principles, methods, and tools, most notably open source and inner source software development. Prof. Riehle holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zürich and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He welcomes email at, blogs at, and tweets as @dirkriehle.

Elspeth Minty photo

Elspeth Minty (Morgan Stanley)

Elspeth is the global lead of the Java Platform Engineering team at Morgan Stanley. She joined Morgan Stanley in London in 2001 and worked in Shanghai for 8 years before moving to Montreal in 2018. Elspeth has been a hands-on technologist throughout her career, working extensively with C++ and Java.

Georg Grutter photo

Georg Grutter (InnerSource Commons)

Georg Grütter is a social coding evangelist and developer advocate at Bosch.IO. He co-founded and led the first InnerSource community at Bosch. Georg is a passionate software developer with over 30 years of experience. Previously, he held various positions and roles at Bosch, Line Information, the Zurich System House, and DaimlerChrysler. Georg has created two open source projects, XHSI and stashNotifier. He’s an avid recumbent cyclist and mountain biker who also loves photography and chocolate.

Gil Yehuda photo

Gil Yehuda (US Bank)

Gil Yehuda is the Head of Open Source at U.S. Bank. He is an active participant in open source and InnerSource activities both inside and outside his workplace. Previously Gil ran the open source program office at Yahoo for 10 years. Before that he was an analyst at Forrester Research covering workplace collaboration technologies. He drinks tea.

Igor Zubiaurre photo

Igor Zubiaurre (Bitergia)

Igor feels motivated by projects/causes with meaningful social impact in general, and by Free Software and open data, in particular. In the past he tried to help at several free software communities, such as local LUG’s, FSFE, spanish Joomla community, the spanish free software SME’s ecosystem, DamnSmallLinux, PandoraFMS, FreedomBox, … He’s currently interested in online privacy and how to make free software sustainable. But his talk will address an InnerSource aspect from his professional side as IT governance sense-maker at Bitergia.

Isabel Drost-Fromm photo

Isabel Drost-Fromm (Europace)

Isabel Drost-Fromm is Open Source Strategist at Europace AG Germany. She’s a member of the Apache Software Foundation, co-founder of Apache Mahout and mentored several incubating projects. Isabel is interested in all things FOSS, search and text mining with a decent machine learning background. True to the nature of people living in Berlin she loves having friends fly in for a brief visit - as a result she co-founded and is still one of the creative heads behind Berlin Buzzwords, a tech conference on all things search, scale and storage.

Jerry Tan photo

Jerry Tan (OpenAtom)

20 years Open Source Experience, Vice President of TOC of OpenAtom foundation, Committer of apache/mozilla/gnome foundation, member of InnerSourceCommons, advocate of InnerSource in China, used to adopt InnerSource in Baidu & Tencent in China.

Jesús Alonso photo

Jesús Alonso Gutiérrez (Santander Bank)

Jesús Alonso has been part of the Santander Bank for more than 15 years where he has developed business related activities, chief level support and currently works at the office of the CTO in the Digital Transformation Office. In the last months, he has led the InnerSource initiative within Santander Spain Technology and Operations, the technological branch of the Santander Bank in Spain. Jesús holds an MBA by the EAE Business School and has studied Economics at the Complutense University in Madrid.

Joe Patrao photo

Joe Patrao (Bloomberg)

Joe Patrao is an Engineering Manager at Bloomberg. He leads the UI development for the company’s Cross-Asset Trading Systems. His team’s mission is to help Bloomberg’s various trading businesses offer superior solutions to clients by providing the highest quality, fully featured trading system front-end available. Over the last 15 years, he has served at Bloomberg as a software engineer and team leader across various trading systems’ engineering teams, a domain where low latency and high responsiveness are the defining characteristics of the user experience. Joe is a big proponent of leveraging data to aid in decision-making wherever possible, and he continues to be a hands-on software engineer whenever time permits.

Jono Bacon photo

Jono Bacon (Jono Bacon Consulting)

Jono Bacon is a leading community and collaboration speaker, author, and podcaster. He is the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting which provides community strategy/execution, workflow, and other services. He previously served as director of community at GitHub, Canonical, XPRIZE, and OpenAdvantage. His clients include Huawei, GitLab, Microsoft, Intel, Google, Sony Mobile, Deutsche Bank, Santander, HackerOne, Mattermost, SAP, FINOS Foundation, The Executive Center,, Creative Commons, and others. He is the author of ‘People Powered: How communities can supercharge your business, brand, and teams’ and The Art of Community, a columnist for Forbes and, founder of the Community Leadership Summit, founder of Conversations With Bacon, and co-founder of Bad Voltage. He is an advisor to AlienVault, Moltin,, Mycroft, Open Networking Foundation, and Open Cloud Consortium.

Matt Cobby photo

Matt Cobby (National Australia Bank)

Matt Cobby is an Engineering Manager at National Australia Bank. He currently leads the NAB Cloud Guild with the mission to train engineering teams, improve developer productivity and enable cultural change through the power of Inner Source. Previously, he ran a DevOps Practice helping teams with their own DevOps & Cloud transformations to migrate highly regulated workloads to the cloud. Matt has a passion for mentoring engineers and is an active supporter of technical & local communities that inspire people. Prior to joining National Australia Bank, he has worked in the UK & Europe across financial services, trading, energy, start-ups, incubators, consulting, media and academic research.

Mishari Muqbil photo

Mishari Muqbil (Zymple)

Being part of Open Source communities for 25+ years, I coach organizations in best practices and lessons learned from the Open Source world to build teams and organizations that are anti-fragile (embracing uncertainty and being stronger because of it), dynamic (have the ability to self-organize to take on challenges), and innovative (constantly upskilling and apply new knowledge in the organization).

Olivia Buzek photo

Olivia Buzek (IBM)

Olivia gets excited about how we can use community development practices to guide software engineers towards building the best possible future for AI. She’s a senior engineering manager by day, a linguist at heart, and an aikidoka by night. In her current gig at IBM working on AI platforms, she’s creating developer-friendly tools to make AI applications easier to build and trustworthy for users.

Russell R Rutledge photo

Russell R Rutledge (WellSky)

Russ Rutledge is the Senior Director of InnerSource and Collaboration at WellSky. WellSky is a leading technology company offering a range of software solutions that help organizations across the healthcare continuum. In this role, Russ is leading a transformational change in the company towards broad and pervasive InnerSource as the normal way that work gets done. Russ’s drive and passion is to enable all software engineers to achieve incredible technical and business throughput via quality tooling and streamlined work process.

Russ is a founding member and director of the InnerSource Commons Foundation and currently serves as the foundation secretary. Previously, Russ founded and led the Developer Collaboration effort at Nike. He began his career as an engineer on feature and infrastructure development on the Outlook and OneDrive consumer websites at Microsoft.

Sherin Mirza photo

Sherin Mirza (Shell)

Sherin Mirza has been appointed as Capability Centre Lead - Full Stack starting Oct 2021. Sherin joined Shell in 2014 as experienced hire under SECOE, driving adoption of software engineering best practices through DevOps embedment program, GitHub Enterprise Service Setup, InnerSource at Shell, DevKit portal, Personas and US Graduate Focal for ITY. Prior to joining Shell, Sherin worked across IT industry from various domains, for over 17 years with Dell, RR Donnelley, Baylor College of Medicine, and Halliburton. In addition, Sherin also brings in rich experience in software development methodologies, Data Analysis, product quality and Security, development of cloud-based solution, managing globally distributed development teams.

Wayne Haber photo

Wayne Haber (GitLab)

Wayne Haber, CISSP is Director of Engineering at GitLab for the growth, fulfillment, applied ML. He is also an SME for security at the company. He’s a veteran of three successful startups (including GitLab) and has experience in multiple areas including healthcare, finance, and security.

Zack Koppert photo

Zack Koppert (GitHub)

Zack has a passion for collaboration and an appetite for change. In previous roles he has led an innovation movement that got people to dedicate time to thinking outside the box, founded an Open Source office inside a 70 year old Tech company, and built software security training from the ground up. A force of inspiration, Zack is now in the middle of gardening an InnerSource movement inside US government.

What is the InnerSource Commons?

The InnerSource Commons ( aka ISC is a consortium of representatives from almost a hundred companies and institutions. It utilizes open source methods to provide organizations pursuing inner sourcing a forum for discussing and improving the practice of InnerSource through the sharing of experiences (under the Chatham House Rule), creation and review of InnerSource patterns, and the open exchange of ideas.

Code of Conduct

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

All related conversations in the InnerSource Slack Channel will still be considered to fall under Chatham House Rules: information discussed can be shared but not attributed.

Interested in getting involved? Email or join the conversation on the #innersourcecommons slack channel!