Keynote: What is Open Source's role in the well-being of the internet?

Adam Silverstein, Mek Stittri

What is the future of the well-being of the internet?

The internet is an omnipresent part of our lives. We are more connected than ever before - and in recent times where we have been physically isolated from each other, we found ourselves plugged into the 'net for work, school, healthcare, play-- just about everything we do.

At the same time, new technologies are coming online that may transform the web as we know it, just as major internet businesses come under scrutiny for antitrust concerns, and privacy and security concerns come to the forefront.

We've witnessed the lows of disinformation campaigns, fraud, and a gold rush for digital currency, and seen the highs of a network that lets us connect and support each other across borders and boundaries.

What is the future of this network at the center of our lives? How do we preserve the good it can do and mitigate the bad? How will open source play a role in the future of the 'net?

Join this panel for a fireside chat on these topics with:
- Drupal founder and Acquia CTO Dries Buytaert
- Wordpress Core Contributor and Google Developer Relations Engineer Adam Silverstein
- GitLab VP of Quality Mek Stittri

Moderated by Tim Lehnen, Chief Technology Officer for the Drupal Association

When & Where

Monday, 25 April, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00
Oregon Ballrooms 201-203