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Product Updates
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July 28, 2022

GitHub Social Circle - Swag Opportunities

At Sema we are building software to help developers collaborate, advance their skills, and advance their careers.

Product Updates
July 28, 2022

GitHub Social Circle - Swag Opportunities

At Sema we are building software to help developers collaborate, advance their skills, and advance their careers.

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Product Updates
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August 15, 2022

Eddie Jaoude Demoing the GitHub Social Circle

In this quick video post, EddieHub Founder Eddie Jaoude shows how his community uses the GitHub Social Circle.

Product Updates
August 15, 2022

Eddie Jaoude Demoing the GitHub Social Circle

In this quick video post, EddieHub Founder Eddie Jaoude shows how his community uses the GitHub Social Circle.

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Stories
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August 9, 2022

Published In Stack Overflow: Introducing the Developer Skill Matrix

Spoken languages have distinct levels to measure skills; why shouldn't programming languages, too?

Stories
August 9, 2022

Published In Stack Overflow: Introducing the Developer Skill Matrix

Spoken languages have distinct levels to measure skills; why shouldn't programming languages, too?

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Product Updates
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August 9, 2022

Kunal Kushwaha Demoing the GitHub Social Circle

In this short video, Community Classroom Founder Kunal Kushwaha shows off the benefits of the GitHub Social Circle.

Product Updates
August 9, 2022

Kunal Kushwaha Demoing the GitHub Social Circle

In this short video, Community Classroom Founder Kunal Kushwaha shows off the benefits of the GitHub Social Circle.

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White Papers
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July 25, 2022

Code is a craft, not a competition – and why it matters.

Sema CEO Matt Van Itallie recently wrote a new article for "This is Learning".

White Papers
July 25, 2022

Code is a craft, not a competition – and why it matters.

Sema CEO Matt Van Itallie recently wrote a new article for "This is Learning".

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Interviews
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June 30, 2022

Implementing code review best practices

In this talk between our CEO Matt Van Itallie and Codementor, we will go through not only effective code review practices but also how an organization can support code reviews.

Interviews
June 30, 2022

Implementing code review best practices

In this talk between our CEO Matt Van Itallie and Codementor, we will go through not only effective code review practices but also how an organization can support code reviews.

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Tips
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June 30, 2022

How to review a GitHub Pull Request

In this 12 minute video, Open Source Maintainer Eddie Jaoude, founder of EddieHub, the inclusive Open Source community, demonstrates how to create and review Pull Requests, and how their community uses Sema to mentor their members.

Tips
June 30, 2022

How to review a GitHub Pull Request

In this 12 minute video, Open Source Maintainer Eddie Jaoude, founder of EddieHub, the inclusive Open Source community, demonstrates how to create and review Pull Requests, and how their community uses Sema to mentor their members.

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Tips
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June 27, 2022

Coding Guide Spotlight: Terraform Best Practices

In this occasional series, Sema highlights strong coding practices created by practitioners– style guides, best practices, and advice on algorithms and data structures.

Tips
June 27, 2022

Coding Guide Spotlight: Terraform Best Practices

In this occasional series, Sema highlights strong coding practices created by practitioners– style guides, best practices, and advice on algorithms and data structures.

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Interviews
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June 27, 2022

Finding a remote job from the Open Source Community

Matt Van Itallie chats with Eddie Jaoude about how Open Source can accelerate your career in particular remote work.

Interviews
June 27, 2022

Finding a remote job from the Open Source Community

Matt Van Itallie chats with Eddie Jaoude about how Open Source can accelerate your career in particular remote work.

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Tips
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June 27, 2022

How to Improve Social Media and Community Practices

10 tips from a Masterclass with Kunal Kushwaha

Tips
June 27, 2022

How to Improve Social Media and Community Practices

10 tips from a Masterclass with Kunal Kushwaha

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Tips
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June 6, 2022

Coding Guide Spotlight: Rego Style Guide

In this occasional series, Sema highlights strong coding practices created by practitioners– style guides, best practices, and advice on algorithms and data structures.

Tips
June 6, 2022

Coding Guide Spotlight: Rego Style Guide

In this occasional series, Sema highlights strong coding practices created by practitioners– style guides, best practices, and advice on algorithms and data structures.

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Tips
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May 30, 2022

How to explain the benefits of code reviews to non-technical people?

Here’s how to make the case to a non-technical sales leader, CFO, or CEO why code reviews are essential. 

Tips
May 30, 2022

How to explain the benefits of code reviews to non-technical people?

Here’s how to make the case to a non-technical sales leader, CFO, or CEO why code reviews are essential. 

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Tips
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May 30, 2022

Tips for Code Authors for Better Code Reviews

Code Authors play an essential role in ensuring effective code reviews. Here are four tips on how they can get the most out of code reviews.

Tips
May 30, 2022

Tips for Code Authors for Better Code Reviews

Code Authors play an essential role in ensuring effective code reviews. Here are four tips on how they can get the most out of code reviews.

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Tips
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May 30, 2022

How to Set Up a Team's Systems and Culture for Strong Code Reviews

Five tips for setting up a team's culture and systems for strong code reviews.

Tips
May 30, 2022

How to Set Up a Team's Systems and Culture for Strong Code Reviews

Five tips for setting up a team's culture and systems for strong code reviews.

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Podcast
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May 24, 2022

The Craft of Coding and Code Metrics for Open Source

Sema CEO Matt Van Itallie recently joined the CHAOSS community podcast with Georg Link, PhD and Sean Goggins to talk about Open Source.

Podcast
May 24, 2022

The Craft of Coding and Code Metrics for Open Source

Sema CEO Matt Van Itallie recently joined the CHAOSS community podcast with Georg Link, PhD and Sean Goggins to talk about Open Source.

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Interviews
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May 11, 2022

Communication Best Practices - Giving and Receiving Feedback

In this episode of the Open Source Cafe, Community Classroom’s Kunal Kushwala interviews Sema’s Matt Van Itallie who shares his thoughts about communication best practices.

Interviews
May 11, 2022

Communication Best Practices - Giving and Receiving Feedback

In this episode of the Open Source Cafe, Community Classroom’s Kunal Kushwala interviews Sema’s Matt Van Itallie who shares his thoughts about communication best practices.

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Tips
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May 5, 2022

15 Steps to using Open Source to Advance your Career as an Early Tenure Developer

You've heard that Open Source can advance your tech career. But how, exactly, do you get started? This 15 step checklist can help.

Tips
May 5, 2022

15 Steps to using Open Source to Advance your Career as an Early Tenure Developer

You've heard that Open Source can advance your tech career. But how, exactly, do you get started? This 15 step checklist can help.

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White Papers
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April 29, 2022

Working with Developer Freelancers, Contractors, and Consultants

Freelancers, Contractors and Consultants are an increasing component of organizations' engineering teams – in some situations, they are the entire engineering team. Follow this guide to help pick the right partner, integrate them with employees, and deliver top engineering results.

White Papers
April 29, 2022

Working with Developer Freelancers, Contractors, and Consultants

Freelancers, Contractors and Consultants are an increasing component of organizations' engineering teams – in some situations, they are the entire engineering team. Follow this guide to help pick the right partner, integrate them with employees, and deliver top engineering results.

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White Papers
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April 27, 2022

How to Build an Accomplishment Journal / Brag Book

Being able to reflect on and then explain what you have learned and what you have achieved at work or in school can be as important for career advancement and personal growth as carrying out the work itself– sometimes, even more than the work. An Accomplishment Journal or Brag Book can help.

White Papers
April 27, 2022

How to Build an Accomplishment Journal / Brag Book

Being able to reflect on and then explain what you have learned and what you have achieved at work or in school can be as important for career advancement and personal growth as carrying out the work itself– sometimes, even more than the work. An Accomplishment Journal or Brag Book can help.

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Tips
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April 26, 2022

What do Open Source Maintainers want you to know about contributing to Open Source projects?

Here are seven tips from EddieHub Maintainers and Community members on how to be an effective Contributor to Open Source.

Tips
April 26, 2022

What do Open Source Maintainers want you to know about contributing to Open Source projects?

Here are seven tips from EddieHub Maintainers and Community members on how to be an effective Contributor to Open Source.

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Tips
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April 26, 2022

Seven ways to be an effective Open Source Maintainer

Open Source Maintainers from EddieHub, the inclusive Open Source community, shared seven tips on being a great Open Source Maintainer, in an Twitter space earlier this year.

Tips
April 26, 2022

Seven ways to be an effective Open Source Maintainer

Open Source Maintainers from EddieHub, the inclusive Open Source community, shared seven tips on being a great Open Source Maintainer, in an Twitter space earlier this year.

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Tips
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April 26, 2022

Basics of Open Source

Open Source code is code that is accessible to everyone, and (almost always) is created and maintained at least in part by members of the public.

Tips
April 26, 2022

Basics of Open Source

Open Source code is code that is accessible to everyone, and (almost always) is created and maintained at least in part by members of the public.

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Tips
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April 26, 2022

Benefits to Students of Open Source

This is an extract of a conversation between Sema Founder & CEO Matt Van Itallie and Community Classrooms Founder Kunal Kushwala about how working with Open Source projects can advance one’s career.

Tips
April 26, 2022

Benefits to Students of Open Source

This is an extract of a conversation between Sema Founder & CEO Matt Van Itallie and Community Classrooms Founder Kunal Kushwala about how working with Open Source projects can advance one’s career.

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Tips
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April 25, 2022

The 5 Golden Rules of Code Reviews

Whether you are code reviewing at work, on an Open Source project, or in a university classroom, these five tips will help you, help the code Author, and help the code.

Tips
April 25, 2022

The 5 Golden Rules of Code Reviews

Whether you are code reviewing at work, on an Open Source project, or in a university classroom, these five tips will help you, help the code Author, and help the code.

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Interviews
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April 20, 2022

Learning in Public for Career Advancement

In this episode of the Open Source Cafe, Matt Van Itallie from Sema shares some of his insights about getting hired, communication best practices and how you can utilise learning in public for career advancement.

Interviews
April 20, 2022

Learning in Public for Career Advancement

In this episode of the Open Source Cafe, Matt Van Itallie from Sema shares some of his insights about getting hired, communication best practices and how you can utilise learning in public for career advancement.

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Stories
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April 18, 2022

An Introduction to Open Source Program Offices (OSPO): a Community Conversion

Earlier this Spring, Rizèl Scarlett, Developer Advocate at GitHub, brought together experts in Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) to explain the what, the why, and the how of OSPOs.

Stories
April 18, 2022

An Introduction to Open Source Program Offices (OSPO): a Community Conversion

Earlier this Spring, Rizèl Scarlett, Developer Advocate at GitHub, brought together experts in Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) to explain the what, the why, and the how of OSPOs.

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Interviews
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April 18, 2022

Using Open Source for Career Advancement

Earlier this Spring, Community Classrooms Founder Kunal Kushwala spoke with Sema Founder and CEO Matt Van Itallie about how working with Open Source projects can advance one’s career.

Interviews
April 18, 2022

Using Open Source for Career Advancement

Earlier this Spring, Community Classrooms Founder Kunal Kushwala spoke with Sema Founder and CEO Matt Van Itallie about how working with Open Source projects can advance one’s career.

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Stories
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April 12, 2022

Learning with the EddieHub Community

Mentoring and Supporting in Tech, and Contributing to Open Source

Stories
April 12, 2022

Learning with the EddieHub Community

Mentoring and Supporting in Tech, and Contributing to Open Source

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Stories
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April 5, 2022

How a code quality company dealt with a code quality issue

One of our heroes, Eddie Jaoude, asked us to give a behind-the-scenes tour of how we handled a recent user-identified bug.

Stories
April 5, 2022

How a code quality company dealt with a code quality issue

One of our heroes, Eddie Jaoude, asked us to give a behind-the-scenes tour of how we handled a recent user-identified bug.

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White Papers
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March 30, 2022

Code Reviews 101 - The Basics

Code improves with multiple reviews and revisions, and this process isn’t something that can be done alone. Spotting errors in code design is difficult at the best of times — and the closer you are to the work, the harder it can be to critique. That’s where code reviews come in.

White Papers
March 30, 2022

Code Reviews 101 - The Basics

Code improves with multiple reviews and revisions, and this process isn’t something that can be done alone. Spotting errors in code design is difficult at the best of times — and the closer you are to the work, the harder it can be to critique. That’s where code reviews come in.

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Product Updates
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March 24, 2022

Five Sema Use Cases

Dev teams, students, open source maintainers, new hires, contractors and many others benefit from our free Chrome extension. Dive into the different use cases Sema helps supercharge the coding process.

Product Updates
March 24, 2022

Five Sema Use Cases

Dev teams, students, open source maintainers, new hires, contractors and many others benefit from our free Chrome extension. Dive into the different use cases Sema helps supercharge the coding process.

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Product Updates
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March 15, 2022

Developer Portfolio

At Sema we believe in celebrating your achievements and, of course, who knows those achievements better than you. Now you can showcase your work directly from the project or repo itself, in a beautifully readable way.

Product Updates
March 15, 2022

Developer Portfolio

At Sema we believe in celebrating your achievements and, of course, who knows those achievements better than you. Now you can showcase your work directly from the project or repo itself, in a beautifully readable way.

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Product Updates
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March 1, 2022

Introducing Teams

With Teams, users will be able to create multiple teams, add the same repos to different teams, and add people to more than one team. This feature, along with all of our features, is free.

Product Updates
March 1, 2022

Introducing Teams

With Teams, users will be able to create multiple teams, add the same repos to different teams, and add people to more than one team. This feature, along with all of our features, is free.

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Product Updates
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January 18, 2022

Sneak Peak at Teams

Share and use common coding practices, find examples of great code, teach and learn from other coders at school or across a large team

Product Updates
January 18, 2022

Sneak Peak at Teams

Share and use common coding practices, find examples of great code, teach and learn from other coders at school or across a large team

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Product Updates
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December 16, 2021

Managing Collections and Snippets

Coding best practices at your fingertips during code reviews

Product Updates
December 16, 2021

Managing Collections and Snippets

Coding best practices at your fingertips during code reviews

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Product Updates
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November 29, 2021

Snip Snip Hooray!

Snip Snip Hooray! - Introducing “Snippets": pre-written content that can be inserted into your comments based on thinking and advice from the world’s best sources

Product Updates
November 29, 2021

Snip Snip Hooray!

Snip Snip Hooray! - Introducing “Snippets": pre-written content that can be inserted into your comments based on thinking and advice from the world’s best sources

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Product Updates
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October 22, 2021

Introducing Personal Insights

See data on your coding performance and growth

Product Updates
October 22, 2021

Introducing Personal Insights

See data on your coding performance and growth

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Product Updates
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October 3, 2021

Reuse Your Favorite Code Review Comments

Reuse Your Favorite Code Review Comments: Adding Your Own Suggested Comments

Product Updates
October 3, 2021

Reuse Your Favorite Code Review Comments

Reuse Your Favorite Code Review Comments: Adding Your Own Suggested Comments

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Product Updates
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September 19, 2021

Introducing Go / Golang Suggested Comments

We’ve shipped over 125 stories since our last update based on your suggestions. Keep your feedback coming…

Product Updates
September 19, 2021

Introducing Go / Golang Suggested Comments

We’ve shipped over 125 stories since our last update based on your suggestions. Keep your feedback coming…

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Podcast
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September 11, 2021

Emerging Growth Podcast: Technical Due Diligence

Sema CEO and Founder Matt Van Itallie joined Alex Shtarkman of Revolution Ventures and Aronson’s Kyle McQuighan to discuss technical due diligence on the Emerging Growth Podcast.

Podcast
September 11, 2021

Emerging Growth Podcast: Technical Due Diligence

Sema CEO and Founder Matt Van Itallie joined Alex Shtarkman of Revolution Ventures and Aronson’s Kyle McQuighan to discuss technical due diligence on the Emerging Growth Podcast.

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Product Updates
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August 23, 2021

Lessons from Week 1, Introducing Community Engineering Guides

I want to share with you a new feature that we released, and how users have been using the product in its first week.

Product Updates
August 23, 2021

Lessons from Week 1, Introducing Community Engineering Guides

I want to share with you a new feature that we released, and how users have been using the product in its first week.

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Product Updates
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August 19, 2021

Introducing Release 1.0

A better Suggested Comment experience; Comment Exploration + Languages; Code Review Stats on the new Repo Dashboard

Product Updates
August 19, 2021

Introducing Release 1.0

A better Suggested Comment experience; Comment Exploration + Languages; Code Review Stats on the new Repo Dashboard

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Interviews
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May 29, 2021

Future of Technology M&A Series

This interview is one in an occasional series of conversations with thought leaders in technology Mergers and Acquisitions. In this interview, Sema’s CEO Matt Van Itallie spoke with Oliver Vivell, Vice President of Corporate Development at SAP.

Interviews
May 29, 2021

Future of Technology M&A Series

This interview is one in an occasional series of conversations with thought leaders in technology Mergers and Acquisitions. In this interview, Sema’s CEO Matt Van Itallie spoke with Oliver Vivell, Vice President of Corporate Development at SAP.

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