Sponsor Presentations: From Closed to Open: The Journey of Enabling Next Scale Development using Python and Open Source at Ansys (Sponsor: Ansys)

Thursday - April 20th, 2023 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in 251C

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Four years ago, our company embarked on a journey to expose APIs from our products. After evaluating two strategies, we chose the open source and managed decentralized approach, which has now grown into a company-scale project.

In this talk, we will discuss our journey of transitioning from a monolithic and centralized development approach to a decentralized development process using common tools, including a common documentation theme, GitHub actions, styling and automation. We will also delve into how we balance developer autonomy with guardrails such as pre-commit, auto-code formatting, and flake8.

At the heart of this journey, we learned that the fundamental problem is never the technology; it's the culture. By embracing open source and decentralization, we were able to unlock new levels of collaboration, productivity, and innovation within our company.

Join us for a thought-provoking presentation on how you can integrate Python and open source into your closed source company and reap the benefits of a more collaborative and productive development process.