InnerSource Commons Spring Summit 2018

May 16-18 Wed-Fri near Stuttgart, Germany

Call For Presentations

See the Call For Presentations for the 2018 Spring Summit.

Note that all presentations given at the Summit, unless otherwise designated by the presenter, will be covered by the Chatham House Rule.


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Keynote Speakers

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Who are the Speakers?

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What is InnerSource?

InnerSource takes the lessons learned from developing open source software and applies them to the way companies develop software internally. As developers have become accustomed to working on world class open source software, there is a strong desire to bring those practices back inside the firewall and apply them to software that companies may be reluctant to release. For companies building mostly closed source software, InnerSource can be a great tool to help break down silos, encourage internal collaboration, accelerate new engineer on-boarding, and identify opportunities to contribute software back to the open source world.

What is the InnerSource Commons?

The InnerSource Commons ( aka ISC is a consortium of representatives from over sixty 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 Robert Bosch GmbH on the research campus in Renningen.

Robert Bosch GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Campus 1
71272 Renningen



Morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided to Summit attendees each day, courtsey of Bosch.

How do I register?

Registration will open, soon. The registration fee will be 27.37 EUR. We will donate all proceedings to a non-profit organisation which we will nominate at a later point in time.

Travel and Transit

  • The closest Airport is Stuttgart (EDDS / STR), about 30 minutes from the summit location.
  • If you should arrive at Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA), a train to Stuttgart takes approximately 1.5 hours.


We have reserved rooms in the following two hotels:

Holiday Inn Stuttgart

Recommended hotel approx. 20 km away from summit venue (20 minutes by car). Free shuttle bus service from this hotel to the summit venue will be provided. Also very close to public transportation to Stuttgart city centre.

  • Rooms reserved until April 17th. Keyword: InnerSource
    • 50 single rooms, 113.50 EUR
    • breakfast included


Holiday Inn Stuttgart
Mittlerer Pfad 25-27
70499 Stuttgart
+49 711 988880

Hotel Campo

Well reviewed Hotel adjacent to summit venue (approx. 10 minutes on foot).

  • Rooms reserved until Feb. 22nd (!). Keyword: InnerSource
    • 2 double rooms, deluxe, 124 EUR/night
    • 25 single rooms, superior, 114 EUR/night
    • 14 double rooms, superior, 116 EUR/night
    • 4 double rooms, comfort, 104 EUR/night
    • breakfast included
    • all rooms can be used by single person


Hotel Campo
Raitestraße 26
71272 Renningen
+49 7159 939800

Area Highlights

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Code of Conduct

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

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

Interested in helping out? Email or speak up on the #innersourcecommons slack channel!


Send your questions via slack DM to @georg.gruetter