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Wednesday, August 29 • 11:10am - 11:50am
Panel Discussion: Going Further Faster: The Role of Allies in Diversity & Inclusion - Moderated by Nithya Ruff, Comcast

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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
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Nithya Ruff

Head, OSPO, Amazon
Nithya is the Head of Amazon’s Open Source Program Office. Amazon’s customers value open source innovation and the cloud’s role in helping them adopt and run important open source services. She drives open source culture and coordination inside of Amazon and engagement with... Read More →

Speakers
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Lauren Maffeo

Author of "Designing Data Governance from the Ground Up", The Pragmatic Programmers
Lauren is an award-winning designer and analyst whose expertise is reducing bias within the datasets used to train machine learning algorithms. Today, Lauren works as a service designer at Steampunk, a human-centered design firm serving the federal government. She is also a founding... Read More →
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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 →
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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 →
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Joseph Sandoval

Principal Product Manager, Platform Engineering, Adobe
Joseph Sandoval is the Lead Principal Engineer on the Ethos team at Adobe, where he applies his deep operational knowledge of Open Source and Cloud Native projects. He's an upstream Kubernetes contributor, a member of six Kubernetes release teams, and a mentor to newcomers looking... Read More →


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