InnerSource Commons Spring Summit 2019

9th to 11th April 2019 in Galway, Ireland

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Call For Presentations

Use this form to submit your proposal here for the InnerSource Commons Spring Summit 2019

All proposals are due by midnight, February 17th, 2019. All presentations at the Spring Summit, unless otherwise designated by the presenter, will be covered by the Chatham House Rule. See the Chatham House Rule.


Please visit our Registration Page to register for InnerSource Commons Spring Summit 2019.

Call For Sponsorship

We invite interested organisations and companies to sponsor this renowned event. These summits provide a basis to encourage InnerSource practitioners to share their experiences and to collaborate with each other on improving InnerSource. If interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Dr. Lorraine Morgan for more details (

Agenda and Speakers


What is the InnerSource Commons?

The InnerSource Commons ( aka ISC is a consortium of representatives from almost a hundred companies and institutions. It utilizes open source methods to provide organizations pursuing inner sourcing a forum for discussing and improving the practice of InnerSource through the sharing of experiences (under the Chatham House Rule), creation and review of InnerSource patterns, and the open exchange of ideas.

Who should attend?

The InnerSource Common Summits welcomes software professionals at all levels, from executive level manager to software developer. The program targets software development managers and executive managers in particular because adopting InnerSource requires significant efforts to make changes in the organization—whether these are implemented top-down or bottom-up. If you or your organization is adopting, or considering adopting, InnerSource, then attending the InnerSource Summit is the best thing you can do.

What will I get from this event?

The three key reasons to attend the InnerSource Common Summits are:

  • Learn from others who are on the journey of InnerSource adoption
  • Share your experiences and get help with your challenges
  • Network, network, network! The InnerSource Commons is an excellent place to network with likeminded people, all of whom are passionate about making InnerSource a success in their respective organizations!


This Summit is hosted by the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) at the North Campus in the J.E Cairnes Building. A full interactive campus map is also available at:

Travel and Transit

Three proximate Airports of choice are as follows:

  1. Shannon Airport

The airport serves flights from north America and Continental Europe. The Airport is of particular ease to traffic from the USA with pre-clearance services provided by US Customs. Most of the major European Hubs ranging from Frankfurt, Heathrow and Schipol provide regular flight services across major carriers. Shannon Airport has a bus service (Bus Éireann) from the front door of the Airport Terminal Serving Galway City. The bus journey from the airport varies with Express journeys taking 1 Hour 30 Minutes approx. Car Rental Services are available. Train services are available from Limerick City which can be accessed by bus.

  1. Dublin

Dublin is the main national airport and enjoys access from all major worldwide hubs. Bus access is available to Galway from public bus services and private operators such as GoBus and CityLink. Car rental services are available. The Galway train is accessible bus bus to Heuston Station. Regular trains to Galway leave from Heuston Station.

  1. Knock

Knock Airport is north of Galway City and can be accessed by bus services. It is a small regional airport. However, it has regular flight access from the UK, Spain and some limited continental airports. Car Rental Services are available. Train services can only be accessed by bus and are not direct.


Galway Features a Number of Hotels that are proximate to the University. Attendees are encouraged to book early. Local options Include, Hotels, Guesthouses, Air B&B and Hostels. If attendees are booking late or experience difficulties booking please contact the organisers and alternative room provision can be arranged.

  • The House Hotel, Galway (Within several minutes walk of the South Campus) - **NUIG rate available (delegates should quote NUI Galway rate when booking)
  • Jurys Inn, Galway (Within several minutes walk of the South Campus) - **NUIG rate available (delegates should quote NUI Galway rate when booking)
  • Maldron Hotel Sandy Road (Five Minutes Taxi Journey from J.E Cairnes School)
  • Salthill Hotel (Ten Minutes Taxi Journey from J.E Cairnes School)
  • Asgard Guesthouse (Ten Minutes Taxi Journey from J.E Cairnes School)

Other Hotels & Hostels in Galway City: * The Galmont Hotel * Park House Hotel * Meyrick Hotel * Imperial Hotel * Connacht Hotel * Snoozles Hostel Galway * The Nest Boutique Hostel

Code of Conduct

All participants, vendors, and guests at InnerSource Commons events are required to abide by the code of conduct.

InnerSource Commons meetings and events run under the Chatham House Rule: information discussed at a meeting can be shared but not attributed.

Interested in getting involved? Email or join the conversation on the #innersourcecommons slack channel!