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Transforming an Internal Tool to an Open Source Project

October 21, 2016
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
GRB 310 B-C

Track: Open Source
Type: Presentation
Level: Beginner/Intermediate

There comes a stage in the life cycle of every internal tool when the question “To open source or not to open source” is asked. If the answer is open source, the process is often a long one. In this talk, I’ll discuss the Knowledge Repo, an internal tool at Airbnb that underwent this transformation. I’ll share some background, explain why we decided to open source, and how we did it.


, Software Engineer, Airbnb