Loading…
Vancouver, BC, Canada
August 27 & 28 - Co-Located Events, Tutorials, Labs & Lightning Talks
August 29-31 - Conference
Click Here For Information & Registration
Back To Schedule
Wednesday, August 29 • 11:10am - 11:50am
Panel Discussion: Going Further Faster: The Role of Allies in Diversity & Inclusion - Moderated by Nithya Ruff, Comcast

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
Diverse, inclusive communities are core to the future vitality of the technology industry. Yet, the underrepresentation of women and minorities persists and is even more pronounced in the open source world. The mission of open source communities to attract and retain diverse contributors with unique talent and perspectives has gathered momentum, but we cannot tackle these issues without the support of allies and advocates. Together, we can tackle these multi-faceted challenges—and move further faster. In turn, we all benefit. This session highlights the importance of allies, and explores solid strategies to help them succeed in advocating for their colleagues.

Moderators
avatar for Nithya Ruff

Nithya Ruff

Head, Comcast Open Source Program Office, Comcast
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office and the Chair of The Linux Foundation Board.    She drives Open Source culture and transformation inside of Comcast and expanding engagement with external innovation communities. Nithya has been director-at-large... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Maffeo

Lauren Maffeo

Service Designer, Steampunk
Lauren is an award-winning designer and analyst whose expertise is reducing bias within the datasets used to train machine learning algorithms. She has presented her research on bias in AI at venues including Princeton and Columbia Universities, Google DevFest DC, and Twitter’s... Read More →
avatar for Guy Martin

Guy Martin

Executive Director, OASIS Open
Guy Martin is Director of the Open@ADSK initiative at Autodesk, where he's responsible for overseeing the company's open source strategy, execution and collaborative projects, as well as representing the company in open source communities and organizations. He has over two decades... Read More →
avatar for Lisa-Marie Namphy

Lisa-Marie Namphy

Dev Advocate & Community Architect, Portworx
Lisa-Marie currently organizes and runs the SF Bay Cloud Native Open Infra User Group (formerly SF Bay OpenStack), personally hosting the bi-weekly meetup for the past 5 years. Lisa now runs the world’s largest CNCF user group and has been a long time contributor, advocate (and... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Sandoval

Joseph Sandoval

SRE Manager, Adobe
Joseph is the SRE Manager for Adobe Advertising Infra platform. His team is responsible for running the infrastructure which supports global advertising customers at hyper-scale. He is also active in Open Source communities and helping others become contributors. Joseph is also working... Read More →


Wednesday August 29, 2018 11:10am - 11:50am PDT
Room 121