Managing an open source program at scale

Open source software is fundamental to building a modern tech company. This panel discussion will feature companies widely recognized for running high-quality open source programs. Attendees will gain insight into the tooling, processes, and team structures these companies have built to manage open source programs that keep communities engaged at scale.
Featuring:
Jeff McAffer, Microsoft
Surupa Biswas, Facebook
Andrew Spyker, Netflix
Moderated by GitHub
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Anti-Spam by Design: Building a Company of Spam-Fighters

Spam fighting isn’t just about writing policies, training classifiers, and combating attacks. Leveraging the “secure by design” principal in the context of spam helps create better products with built-in features for preventing and managing large-scale attacks. In this talk, we’ll share how Facebook spam-fighters extended their efforts to align incentives and include other product teams within the company in the effort to fight abuse.

Stevey’s Google Platforms Rant

I was at Amazon for about six and a half years, and now I’ve been at Google for that long. One thing that struck me immediately about the two companies — an impression that has been reinforced almost daily — is that Amazon does everything wrong, and Google does everything right. Sure, it’s a sweeping generalization, but a surprisingly accurate one. It’s pretty crazy. There are probably a hundred or even two hundred different ways you can compare the two companies, and Google is superior in all but three of them, if I recall correctly. I actually did a spreadsheet at one point but Legal wouldn’t let me show it to anyone, even though recruiting loved it.

Source: https://gist.github.com/chitchcock/1281611

Googler Steve Yegge Apologizes for Platform Rant, Shares Bezos War Story — LAUNCH

Google Software Engineer Steve Yegge issued an apology of sorts on Google+ for his now infamous Google+ platform rant, which he unintentionally made public. In his apology, he shares his commitment to his statement in his rant that “Google does everything right” and despite Google’s potential flaws in understanding platforms the company has already begun to address some of the issues he brought up. He also goes as far as to share his own personal account of pitching to Jeff Bezos while at Amazon.

Source: http://www.launch.co/blog/googler-steve-yegge-apologizes-for-platform-rant-shares-bezo.html

Red Teams – Starting Up Security – Medium

You’ve spent money on security products that escalate nothing. You have a 24/7 SOC that hardly pays attention to their tools, or knows how to use them. You have intelligence feeds but have no idea what consumes them. Logs are inaccessible, slow to query, or non-existent. Defenders have stopped hunting and lost a sense of purpose.

That means it’s time for a Red Team to come in and fuck shit up.

Source: https://medium.com/starting-up-security/red-teams-6faa8d95f602#.qal1o4h6u