Alison Yu

Open Source Community Manager


Alison is the Open Source Community Manager at Indeed. Prior to joining Indeed, Alison led the global social media efforts at Cloudera, Informatica, and SunPower. During her tenure at Cloudera, Alison led Cloudera Cares, Cloudera’s philanthropic arm. Alison holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of California, Davis.

How Indeed More Than Doubled Hacktoberfest Participation Year Over Year

Indeed is committed to fostering open source contributions to the external projects that we depend on, which is why we have a strong interest in campaigns such as Hacktoberfest. In 2019 we saw 200%+ contributors, 190%+ open source contributions, and 900%+ visits on internal wiki pages when compared to 2018. We also had 10%+ of our engineering organization participate in Hacktoberfest.

In 2018 we saw interest in Hacktoberfest, with (very) limited effort from our Open Source Program Office approximately 5% of our engineering organization participated. In 2019 we doubled down on our efforts and saw results that exceeded expectations. In this session, I’ll walk you through what we did to implement those changes, the most effective methods used, and lessons learned from our experience.


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