Kyle Mede

Assistant Manager of Advanced Solutions, Rakuten

Kyle manages multiple teams in the Ecosystem Services Department at Rakuten, responsible for projects and initiatives in Data Science, Software Engineering and DevOps. Prior to joining Rakuten he completed both a Master of Science and a PhD at The University of Tokyo. During his academic career he conducted research in 5 countries specializing for over 7 years on the development of scientific software for the fields of Astrophysics and Oceanography.

Speaker's Sessions

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.


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