Speaker - Matt Yonkovit
Matt Yonkovit is the Head of Open Source Strategy and Growth ( The HOSS!) at Scarf. He is a passionate open source professional with over 20 years of experience, where he has made a significant impact at open source companies like Percona, MySQL, StreamNative, Mattermost, and now Scarf. As a long-time veteran in the industry, Matt's passion lies in building sustainable open source businesses and bridging the gap between community and business objectives. With a unique ability to engage both engineers and business professionals, Matt aims to make business topics approachable and appealing to those in the open source space. He wants to make engineers and open source professionals not cringe when thinking or talking about business topics. His focus on linking both technical innovation and business growth has played a crucial role in the success of the organizations he has been part of. Matt has held roles across the technical and leadership spectrum at open source companies, including VP of services (support, consulting, managed services), chief experience officer, chief customer officer, and now the HOSS. He is the co-host of the Hacking Open Source Business Podcast.
- Embracing Building an Open Source Business: Balancing Profit and Community Without Compromise – Friday 2 p.m.–3 p.m. in E144
- Growth: Accelerate your project’s adoption, usage and community engagement – Thursday 2 p.m.–4 p.m. in E144