Managing Highly Distributed Software Projects

15:00 - 15:40

Over the past couple decades, software development efforts have progressively expanded in size. Initially projects were worked on by developers located in a single company headquarters, but this grew to encompass regional offices and eventually globally distributed teams.  On top of this, some projects are now worked on collaboratively through inner-sourcing and even full open-sourcing (with famous examples including the Linux Kernel, Android, Mozilla Firefox and OpenOffice).  Therefore, we would like to host a roundtable discussion to review the state of affairs for highly distributed software projects, the complexities of managing them and the tools that make it all possible.


Fernando Paulo

Executive Officer, Ecosystem Service Supervisory Department Vice Director, Rakuten

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Katsuhiro Uramoto

CEO of China Tech Division, Rakuten

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Kyle Mede

Assistant Manager of Advanced Solutions, Rakuten

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Yoshio Terada

Senior Cloud Advocate of Developer Relation, Microsoft Corporation

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Yasushi Osonoi

Developer Advocate, IBM

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