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Friday, September 6 • 4:40pm - 4:45pm
Let's talk about a MERL Open Source Marketplace

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GitHub is the world's largest host of the open source ecosystem - from software, to data, to frameworks, to methodologies and beyond. Despite the importance of open source to the MERL community, overall adoption is not as high as it could be. As a result, too much MERL data is gathering dust in insecure spreadsheets, impossible to use cross-platform, or stuck in proprietary software with no way out.

Our research shows one of the biggest challenges to increasing adoption among most non-techy communities is they simply don’t have a central place to “buy” or even browse open source tools in an intuitive manner. In this lightning talk, Mala will present GitHub’s MERL Tech marketplace idea to take on that challenge and help the MERL tech community find open source solutions to do their work better.

Speakers
avatar for Mala Kumar

Mala Kumar

Program Manager, Open Source for Good, GitHub
Come talk to me about the GitHub MERL Tech repository we're creating to help the MERL community access open source products to help them do their work better!


Friday September 6, 2019 4:40pm - 4:45pm
Academy Hall FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave, 8th Floor, Washington, DC
  • session type Plenary Talk

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