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Thursday, October 12 • 13:05 - 14:40
Diversity Lunch & Panel: How Women in Tech are Chasing Grace - Sponsored by Google & IBM

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The tech industry is the place to be for creative, strategic thinkers who want to be at the forefront of technological change. Open source in particular is a home to progressive, collaborative strategists -- so why do women in these industries continue to face adversities their male counterparts are blind to or simply refuse to acknowledge as problematic? Former VP of communications at the Linux Foundation and long-time open source professional Jennifer Cloer delved into this question in her new documentary series The Chasing Grace Project. At today’s luncheon, we will show the trailer for the series, share how you can get involved, and interview a variety of panelists working in open source about topics related to each of the series' six episodes. If you are interested in finding out how to be a better male ally, hearing your colleagues’ stories, and joining the conversation around how we can work together to retain valuable employees in tech, please join us.

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Caitlyn O'Connell

Senior Marketing Manager, Cloud Foundry Foundation
Caitlyn heads content strategy in addition to running diversity and inclusivity programming. She writes and manages content for the Foundation, as well as manages the public relations team and a skilled group of freelancers. Previously, Caitlyn managed content and media relations... Read More →

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Keaty Gross

Software Engineer, Pivotal
Keaty Gross is a Pivotal CF Engineering Manager, currently enjoying allocation to the Buildpacks team. She has given talks about (P)CF products at CF Summit in Santa Clara and Shanghai, as well as SpringOne Platform in Las Vegas.
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Abby Kearns

Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
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Sarah Novotny

Head of Open Source Strategy for GCP, Google
Sarah Novotny leads an Open Source Strategy group for Google Cloud Platform. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name. Novotny currently sits on... Read More →
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Swetha Repakula

Software Engineer, IBM
Swetha Repakula gradated from UC Berkeley 2 years ago and started working at IBM in their open source team. Since then she has been a full time open source contributor for Cloud Foundry primarily using Go.
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Emamurho Ugherughe

Developer, SAP
Emamurho Ugherughe is a Software Engineer at SAP SE. As part of the Machine Learning team, she contributes substantially to the design and build of SAP Cloud infrastructure which hosts and trains machine learning models. She loves traveling and meeting people.

Thursday October 12, 2017 13:05 - 14:40 CEST
Kairo, Ground Floor