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Saturday, March 8 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Open Source Revolution: From Blogs to Homes

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From WordPress themes to all aspects of home and office life, the open source movement is bringing new knowledge and increased collaboration to life for both consumers and developers – and the movement is just beginning. It has become so pervasive that most consumers are unaware of its impact on their everyday lives. By adopting an open-source philosophy, we have the opportunity to make the world smarter, together.
This panel will bring together Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress & CEO/founder of Automattic; Andrew Brooks, co-founder & COO of the open platform SmartThings; & Jason Johnson, co-founder & CEO of BLE-enabled smart lock August, in a discussion about the value of open source and what the future holds for the movement, led by moderator J.J. Colao of Forbes. The panel will explore how open source is affecting their respective industries, how quickly the movement is growing, and what the future of technology looks like given the open source revolution that’s underway.

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Andrew Brooks

Co-Founder & COOSmartThingsAndrew is a repeat entrepreneur with experience designing, building and operating sales, marketing, operations and support organizations from startup to international scale. He believes the connected world and Internet of Things will profoundly change the... Read More →
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JJ Colao

ReporterForbesJ.J. Colao writes about startups for Forbes Magazine. In two years at Forbes he's written over 40 print pieces, including a cover story on Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and profiles on billionaire Michael Rubin and WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. He runs Forbes’ annual... Read More →
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Jason Johnson

CEO & FounderAugustJason is the CEO and co-founder of August, developing interactive home technology including the August Smart Lock. He is also the founder and chairman of the Internet of Things Consortium and managing partner of Founders Den. Previously, he was the CEO and co-founder... Read More →
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Matt Mullenweg

AutomatticIn May of 2003, at 19 years old, Matt co-founded WordPress, the open source publishing platform, which is now used by 20.6% of the web. Two years later in August of 2005, Matt founded Automattic, the company behind the commercial version of WordPress, WordPress.com and WordPress.com... Read More →

Saturday March 8, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Radisson Town Lake, Riverside Ballroom

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