Lead Developer Advocate at SmartBear to Present on Open Source at Collision 2024

PJ Hagerty presenting on the status of open source today and latest best practices at Collision, taking place on June 17-20, 2024, in Toronto, Canada
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — June 13, 2024 —

PJ Hagerty, Lead Developer Advocate at SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and visibility solutions, is presenting, “Open Source in the Modern Context,” at Collision, taking place on Monday, June 17, 2024 – Thursday, June 20, 2024, in Toronto, Canada. Since 2015, Collision has been connecting exciting tech companies, dynamic speakers, and industry experts from across the world in onstage discussions, networking sessions, and deal-making meetings, generating the buzz of a “carnival for entrepreneurs.”

WHAT: SmartBear’s PJ Hagerty presenting on open source at Collision

WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 11:15 a.m. ET

WHERE: Enercare Centre, 100 Princes' Blvd, Toronto ON M6K 3C3, Canada

Many have a specific image of open source. To some, the image is, “If I build it, they will come.” For others, “It’s unregulated, the Wild West, and not dependable.” And others, “It’s how we do business.” In this talk, PJ discusses open source as it stands today, the best way to use open source, and how to be a participant and good open source citizen.

SmartBear is committed to open source with seven active, peer-to-peer open source communities totaling 100,000+ strong, including users of Swagger, Pact, Prism, Spectral, and more.

Prior to joining SmartBear, PJ founded DevRelate, providing developer and community relations as a service. He is also the creator of Call of Conduct and a board member at Open Sourcing Mental Health (OSMH). Known for travelling the world to speak on the intersection of community and technology, PJ is also the co-host of Community Pulse Podcast, the spot for developer relations and community professionals looking for information on building technical communities. As Lead Developer Advocate at SmartBear, he spearheads initiatives that empower developers and bridge the gap between them and technology.

Collision is North America’s fastest-growing technology conference, bringing together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry. For more information or to register to attend, go to: https://collisionconf.com/

About SmartBear

SmartBear is pioneering innovation in software development, embracing AI’s transformative potential. The company’s AI-powered intuitive solution hubs, featuring HaloAI, give software development teams around the world visibility into end-to-end quality. SmartBear is trusted by over 16 million developers, testers, and software engineers at 32,000+ organizations – including innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. With an active peer-to-peer community, SmartBear meets customers where they are to help make our technology-driven world a better place. The company is committed to ethical corporate practices, including responsible AI that integrates accountability and transparency across its technology stack, and to social responsibility, promoting good in all the communities it serves. Learn more at smartbear.com, or follow on LinkedIn, X, or Facebook.