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OCS 2020 Keynote: Brian Chan, founder of Liferay

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Brian Chan. 1 wife. 5 kids. 1,000 employees. 100,000 pull requests. 1,000,000 lines of code. I love my Sabbath rest.

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Founded in 2004 with one simple idea: help companies leverage the Open Source Liferay Portal project successfully to build portals, websites, and intranets.

Origins of Liferay — 00:41

When did the project and company start? — 2:49

Transitioning business models — 4:13

Liferay's culture as a family-owned business — 4:28

Liferay's mission and service — 5:30

How Liferay's philosophy guides business — 7:07

Discussion of Liferay's remote work culture — 8:48

Relationship between Liferay and open-source — 9:50

Identifying with a project — 11:22

Balancing enterprise and open-source ecosystem — 13:05

Taking care of community and stakeholders — 14:04

The Liferay user persona — 14:51

Diversity of Liferay company + community — 15:13

How open-source affects the organization — 16:19

Future and challenges for Liferay — 18:20


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