Presented by

  • Joshua Wilson

    Joshua Wilson

    Joshua Wilson is Longsight’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, where he is known for his product, process, and people leadership as well as his exceptional mentoring skills. At Longsight, he leads client relations, business operations, project management, product development, and strategic planning. Josh chairs the Sakai Community’s Marketing Team, leads the development of Sakai’s 3-year roadmap, participates on Sakai’s Project Management Committee, and serves as Vice Chair of the Apereo Foundation’s Board of Directors. Josh is the organizer of SakaiCon, the Sakai Community's annual user conference. Josh has been a leader in instructional technology for more than fifteen years, serving most recently as Associate CIO for Academic Technology at Brandeis University, where he directed the strategic and client-centered renewal of the University’s academic technology environment, including its open source LMS. Josh has served for nearly two decades on the management team for the nationwide MISO Survey, which measures the effectiveness of IT and libraries at more than 150 higher education institutions. Josh is a principal at leadership consulting firm B.Cognition Labs.


Often it’s easier to keep your codebase in alignment than it is to forge lasting agreement within your open source community about how best to move forward. You’re not alone — we all face the challenge of getting the human beings in your community onto the same page. Join us for a conversation about how to make your community’s governance as inclusive, open, transparent, and thoughtful as it can be. Along the way, you’ll hear stories about how the Sakai LMS OSS Community intentionally transformed its governance processes and the work we’ve still got in front of us. You’ll also explore an approach for looking carefully at the organizational health of your own OSS community.