Hearts, minds, and acquisitions - How Open Source Software is changing the world.
From programming hippies to acquisitions and IPOs, Open Source companies have shown incredible financial returns in the past year. Open Source projects have literally changed the face of the web and created a unique space in the corporate world. In this talk, Jason Nickerson will showcase how Open Source Projects promote diversity and community while building a quality software platform for market success.
Jason Nickerson's love for coding and online endeavors started way back in the early 80's with dial-up modems and bulletin board systems. The founder of Monev Software and Joomlaxtc.com, one of the leading Joomla Template and Extension clubs, Jason has been building website templates and Joomla plugins for over 10 years. A volunteer for the Joomla project Jason currently serves as the head of Joomla's Capitol team.
No stranger to conferences, Jason has been involved in promoting the Joomla project and many conferences and is the organizer of Joomla Day Florida and founder of CMS Summit.
Jason has built hundreds of websites, including developing the Green Party Presidential Campaign site in 2008. He now spends his time preaching the gospel of Open Source and creating new resources for web developers.