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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.

Moderators
avatar for Caitlyn O'Connell

Caitlyn O'Connell

Marketing Communications Manager, Cloud Foundry Foundation
Caitlyn O’Connell runs content for the Cloud Foundry Foundation, including the blog, white papers, messaging and more. She spearheaded a diversity and inclusivity initiative for the Foundation in 2017 and created the Junior Ambassador program to enable young women aspiring towards... Read More →

Speakers
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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, Google Cloud
Sarah Novotny leads the Kubernetes Community Program for Google. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as NGINX and MySQL and ran large-scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name. She co-founded Blue Gecko and launched a free-to-play game platform supporting HAWKEN. She is a... Read More →
avatar for Swetha Repakula

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.
avatar for Emamurho Ugherughe

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
Kairo, Ground Floor

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