Entrepreneurship and Open Source

Entrepreneurship and Open Source

An entrepreneur is someone who can start, significantly expand, or transform an enterprise. ~Walt Sutton

Entrepreneurs can build stronger businesses by using open source software. This presentation shares success stories.

Presented at RubyConf Kenya on May 5, 2016
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Ray Hightower

May 05, 2016
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  1. Entrepreneurship and Open Source RubyConf Kenya Africa Nazarene University
 Nairobi,

    Kenya May 5-7, 2016
 RayHightower.com
  2. Consultant +

  3. Invoice: $10,000.00

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  5. RayHightower.com

  6. Open Source & Knowing What to Do With the Chalk

  7. Not tricking clients. Delivering value.

  8. What & Why

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  10. Open source is not about bashing .

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  12. “Secret sauce” remains secret. You decide what to share.

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  15. Chicago Copenhagen Osaka Nairobi

  16. Watch your licensing. Get counsel.

  17. I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t

    be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. 
 Linus Torvalds Grad Student, Finland
  18. Linus Torvalds

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  21. “I pull the source code into Eclipse…” 
 11-year-old Chicago,

    IL, USA
  22. Entrepreneurship

  23. Start Significantly
 Expand Transform Enterprise }

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  25. Open Source + Entrepreneurship

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  27. “I thought if I can't go to the hacker school,

    let me try to bring the school to me.” @NjeriChelimo
  28. “I thought if I can't go to the hacker school,

    let me try to bring the school to me.” 
 -@NjeriChelimo
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  32. http://www.hdwallpapersinn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2013-Lamborghini-Gallardo-Lp-570-4.jpg

  33. [With open source] Rather than just sit around idle waiting

    for some vendor to fix your problems, you get the unique chance of being a steward of your own destiny. 
 -David H. Hansson
  34. What if we had open source hardware?

  35. Arduino

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  38. 64-node Raspberry Pi Supercomputer http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/13/supercomputer-built-from-raspberry-pi-and-lego/

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  41. ESC Ethernet Adapter BeagleBone Black OpenROV Controller Board Electronics Assembly

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  43. Efficiency of Locomotion

  44. Efficiency of Locomotion

  45. Efficiency of Locomotion

  46. Computer: Bicycle for the Mind

  47. Computer: Bicycle for the Mind Open Source: Bicycle for Entrepreneurship

  48. Thanks! RayHightower.com