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Thursday, August 30 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Panel Discussion: Diversity & Inclusion: Innovating to Create a Consistent Definition, Data and Metrics - Moderated by Matt Germonprez, CHAOSS / University of Nebraska at Omaha

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The health of communities is essential in ensuring a strong future for the tech industry. Diversity and inclusion are core ingredients, yet a representation gap persists. Metrics, driven by research and data, help pinpoint areas that we can address together to shrink this gap and improve community health. In this session, the panelists will reveal the latest numbers, pairing results from ongoing OpenStack diversity research and analysis of four community surveys between 2003 and 2017. We’ll quantify the ways the open source community has evolved, highlight more diverse aspects of the community, areas where we’re not doing as well as we’d like, and how we can do better. We’ll also talk about the progress of the CHAOSS Project’s Diversity and Inclusion Work Group in innovating to create a consistent definition, data and metrics to encourage diverse talent, perspectives and contributions across communities, and what’s next. In addition, we’ll explore software advancements to support diversity research and metrics. Join us for an interactive discussion, share your input, and find out how you can participate!

Moderators
avatar for Matt Germonprez

Matt Germonprez

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska - Omaha
Matt Germonprez is the Mutual of Omaha Associate Professor of Information Systems in the College of Information Science & Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He explores corporate engagement with open communities and the dynamics of work in these engagements. His research... Read More →

Speakers
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Molly de Blanc

Campaigns Manager, Free Software Foundation
Molly de Blanc is the campaigns manager at the Free Software Foundation. She serves as a director on the Board of Directors at the Open Source Initiative. At the FSF, she runs campaigns on the technical side of digital rights issues, including net neutrality, DRM, and Intel ME. As... Read More →
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Jose Manrique Lopez de la Fuente

CEO, Bitergia
CEO at Bitergia, one of company's shareholders and a free, open source software development communities passionate. Graduated Industrial Engineer that started a doctorate in computer science (and sadly never finished). Research and development experience from the Technological Center... Read More →
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Nicole Huesman

Community and Developer Advocate, Independent
For over 20 years, Nicole Huesman has applied her aptitude in storytelling to the technology industry—helping shine a light on the importance and impact of the work of her engineering colleagues. She dove into the world of open source seven years ago, and quickly became a strong... Read More →
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Emma Irwin

Open Source & Community Strategist, Mozilla
Emma Irwin leads D&I strategy development for Mozilla’s open source projects, and their communities. During a successful career as an software developer, she developed a passion for open source both as a mechanism for innovation, but also personal development and social change... Read More →
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Anita Sarma

Associate Professor, Oregon State University
Anita Sarma is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University. Before this she was an Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska, Lincoln; a post-doctoral scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, and a doctoral student at University of California, Irvine. Through this journey... Read More →


Thursday August 30, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm
Room 121