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Friday, August 31 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Panel Discussion: The Missing Generation: Bringing Youth Into Open Source - Moderated by Guy Martin, Autodesk, Inc.

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There has been a lot of work done toward increasing diversity & inclusion in open source and technology in general. Usually, these efforts are aimed at traditionally under-represented groups, such as women, people of color, LGBTQ, etc.

While focusing on those groups is tremendously important, we are also leaving behind another valuable set of people - youth. While many school curriculums are starting to focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), there are still a dearth of opportunities for young people in technology, and especially in open source.

This panel discussion features Phillip Banks and his daughter Keila, who were keynote presenters at Open Source Summit, Europe in 2017. We will dig deeper into what they presented in Europe, focusing on what has worked (and not worked) as they attempt to encourage and provide opportunities for young people in the open source community.

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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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Phillip Banks

Owner, Banks Networking
Phillip Banks among his many tech industry adventures globally has created an atmosphere of tech excellence without sacrificing inspiration and fun. Whether it be Fortune 500 company or home based business. Starting out as a 10 year old programmer his desire to bring advanced technologies... Read More →

Keila Banks

Keila Banks is a 15 year old programmer, web designer, entrepreneur and international speaker. She started programming at 9 and has been traveling the world speaking on being a young girl in tech. At age 12 she won the Young Entreprenuer of the year award beating out people much older... Read More →

Friday August 31, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Room 121