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Welcome to the Open edX 2019 Conference, hosted by UC San Diego! This year’s theme is all about collaborative learning, and how Open edX enables technologists, educators and learners to collaborate, innovate, and move the state of teaching and learning forward.  
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Wednesday, March 27 • 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Education in the Open Source World

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By definition, open source companies give their products away to an unknown audience. This talk will explore how education can be utilized to provide deep insights into usage, behavior, and future intent for product usage, including monetization. We will take a deep dive into how education is used at Redis Labs, the leading open source in-memory database. Designed for community builders who want to understand the commercial impact of education and how to modernize their marketing programs, this talk will cover education’s importance to open source communities, what drives a commercial company to build free education, and how deep analytics can inform downstream teams such as Sales & Marketing.

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Alvin Richards

Chief Education Officer, Redis Labs
Alvin has held various executive roles, most recently as the field chief technology officer at MariaDB, vice president of product at Aerospike and engineering lead at MongoDB. He has worked with SasS startups, enterprise storage (NetApp) and byte-code virtualization and containers... Read More →

Wednesday March 27, 2019 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT
Center Hall, Room 216 Center Hall, Library Walk, San Diego, CA 92161