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October 23-26, 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
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Thursday, October 26 • 12:00 - 13:30
Lunch Panel: Diversity & Inclusion: On the Path to Increasing the Ten Percent - Moderated by Guy Martin, Autodesk

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The technology industry has been a major source of innovation and economic growth, but its ability to encourage diversity among its ranks lags. In 2016, women and underrepresented minorities accounted for 30% of the larger tech industry, while comprising roughly 10% of the Linux and OpenStack communities. To harness the full power of technology to tackle a broader set of societal challenges will depend, in part, on our ability to encourage a diversity of ideas, experiences and talent. Join us for an interactive discussion as we explore the numbers and what they mean, and in turn, discuss concrete, actionable steps that we can collectively take to foster a diverse, inclusive environment within our larger open source community.

Moderators
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Guy Martin

Director - Open@ADSK, Autodesk
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 decade... Read More →

Speakers
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Dawn Foster

Consultant, The Scale Factory
Dawn is currently a part-time consultant at The Scale Factory and is pursuing a PhD at the University of Greenwich in London, which she plans to complete in early 2018. She spent more than 20 years working at companies like Puppet Labs, Intel, Jive Software, and more. She has exp... Read More →
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Daniel Izquierdo

CDO, Bitergia
Daniel Izquierdo is co-founder of Bitergia, a start-up focused on providing metrics and consultancy about open source projects. His main interests about open source are related to the community itself, trying to help community managers, organizations and developers to better unde... Read More →
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Jeffrey Osier-Mixon

Open Source Community Manager, Intel
Jefro works at Intel Corporation as the community manager for the Yocto Project and as an advisor to many other projects. He has been involved in embedded Linux for many years, and regularly speaks at Linux conferences worldwide.
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Nithya Ruff

Senior Director, Open Source Prctice, Comcast
Nithya A. Ruff is the Sr. Director and the leader of the Comcast Open Source Practice. Most recently, she was the Director for Western Digital’s Open Source Strategy Office. She has also held leadership positions at Wind River (an Intel Company), Synopsys, Avaya, Tripwire and E... Read More →
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Amye Scavarda

Gluster Community Lead, Red Hat
Implementer of sanity in fast-paced chaos. Pleasant, cheerful and competent in a sea of snark. Amye works at Red Hat as their Gluster Community Lead. She helps feed and water the Gluster.org community. Previously, she was a Drupal and DevOps project manager, expanding out the wor... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Karlin I-III

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