Commercial Open Source Workshop Series

Event Date/Time
August 26, 2020, 5:06am
Event Location

In September 2020, CROSS is pleased to be hosting a workshop series facilitated by CROSS visiting researcher Dr. Dirk Riehle, Professor of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Professor Rielhe will hold two multi-session workshops (11 sessions in total); the first session runs from September 8-16 and second session runs from September 17-24. Each session will include a 45 to 60 minutes lecture followed by Q&A. 


The workshop series is broken up into two topic areas: Workshop 1: How Commercial Open Source Works and Workshop 2: How to Spin-out a Startup from University. Participants can sign-up for one or both of the workshops. Full descriptions of the workshop content is available on the CROSS website.


The Commercial Open Source Workshop Series is provided at no cost to all employees from CROSS member companies and any student, faculty, or staff affiliated with UCSC. We encourage you to share this invitation widely with interested students or research staff, and encourage all interested to register here.  Registration is required to participate and registered participants will have access to recorded sessions for one month after the workshop ends. Zoom links for each workshop will be emailed to participants after registration.


About the instructor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A., is the Professor of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining academia, Riehle led the Open Source Research Group at SAP Labs, LLC, in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). He works on open source and inner source software engineering as well as agile software development methods and continuous delivery. Prof. Riehle holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zürich and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He welcomes email at, blogs at, and tweets as @dirkriehle.


Please contact Stephanie Lieggi if you have any questions about the workshop or have any issues with registering.