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Friday, August 31 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Panel Discussion: Diversity & Inclusion: Transforming Insight into Action - Moderated by Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska

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Delivering the experiences that make our world a better place is about more than writing lines of code—it’s about fostering a community that reflects the diverse perspectives of our broader society. From the Chasing Grace Project to diversity research in the OpenStack and Mozilla communities, and many other endeavors, there is progress in understanding and fostering diversity and inclusion to help ensure a strong future for the technology industry. How can we take the next steps, and transform awareness and insights into action and results? This panel discussion brings together leaders on this issue from across the open source ecosystem to explore how we can dive in and collectively implement recommendations derived from these data-driven insights.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cloer

Jennifer Cloer

Creator and Executive Producer, The Chasing Grace Project
Jennifer’s career has been dedicated to telling the stories that have defined a generation of technology developers, from Linux creator Linus Torvalds to the men and women who started Creative Commons and Google’s first I/O Conference. For more than 15 years, Jennifer has been... Read More →
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Matt Germonprez

Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at 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 uses qualitative field-studies to research corporate engagement with open communities and the dynamics of... 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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Jeffrey Osier-Mixon

Open Source Program Manager, Linux Foundation
Jeffrey "Jefro" Osier-Mixon is a fixture at open source conferences. He has worked as technical contributor in FOSS since the early 1990s, and as a community manager and program manager at Intel since 2011. Jefro is on the program committee for the Embedded Linux Conference series... Read More →


Friday August 31, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm
Room 121