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September 11-14, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
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Thursday, September 14 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Panel Discussion: Diversity & Inclusion: On the Path to Increasing the 10 Percent - Moderated by Nicole Huesman, Intel

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The technology industry has been a major source of innovation and economic growth, but its ability to encourage diversity among its ranks lags. In 2016, women and underrepresented minorities accounted for 30% of the larger tech industry, while comprising roughly 10% of the Linux and OpenStack communities. To harness the full power of technology to tackle a broader set of societal challenges will depend, in part, on our ability to encourage a diversity of ideas, experiences and talent. Join us for an interactive discussion as we explore the numbers and what they mean, and in turn, discuss concrete, actionable steps that we can collectively take to foster a diverse, inclusive environment within our larger open source community.

Moderators
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Nicole Huesman

Community & Developer Advocate, Intel
For over 17 years, Nicole has applied her aptitude in storytelling to the technology industry—helping shine a light on the importance and impact of the incredible feats of her engineering colleagues. She dove into the world of open source six years ago, and quickly became a str... Read More →

Speakers
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Chloe Condon

Developer Evangelist, Codefresh
A former musical theatre actress and recent Hackbright Academy graduate, Chloe is now a Developer Evangelist at Codefresh. Before attending Hackbright, Chloe spent her nights and weekends performing around the Bay Area as a singer/actress on stage in musicals and solo performance... Read More →
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Daniel Izquierdo

CDO, Bitergia
Daniel Izquierdo is co-founder of Bitergia, a start-up focused on providing metrics and consultancy about open source projects. His main interests about open source are related to the community itself, trying to help community managers, organizations and developers to better unde... Read More →
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Amy Marrich

OpenStack Course Author, Linux Academy
Amy Marrich is an Instructor at Linux Academy and was previously a Linux System Engineer on the Platform Engineering Cloud Operations team at Rackspace and is an active member of the Openstack Ansible project. She has been working in various positions in the IT world for over 20... Read More →
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Duane O'Brien

Open Source Programs Evangelist, PayPal
Duane O’Brien joined PayPal in 2013 to run their open source programs office. He is passionate about enabling smart and meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem by both developers and corporations. Duane navigates the path between engineering and management, drawin... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 11:35am - 12:15pm
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