Some of the top female technologists and decision makers in the world will participate in a panel discussion on Thursday, October 23 at the second annual All Things Open conference. The session is being made possible by Adobe and OpenSource.com.The session, moderated by DeLisa Alexander, executive vice president and chief people officer at Red Hat, will address questions such as why the underrepresentation exists, why it’s important that more females choose to go into technology and open source, and what can be done to encourage it.
Featured panel members will include:
- Estelle Weyl – Internationally published author, trainer and speaker. As a UI Engineer she’s consulted on projects with some of the largest companies in the U.S. like Samsung, Yahoo! and Apple.
- Karen Sandler – Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, the nonprofit home of dozens of free software projects. She was previously the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. In partnership with the GNOME Foundation, Karen co-organizes the award winning Outreach Program for Women.
- Elizabeth Joseph – Automation and Tools Engineer with Hewlett Packard working on the OpenStack Infrastructure team. She is also a member of the Ubuntu Community Council and co-author of the 8th edition of The Official Ubuntu Book.
- Erica Stanley – Founder of Acire Studios and co-founder of Women Who Code Atlanta network where she organizes monthly tech talks, workshops, hack nights and networking events for women.
- Dr. Megan Squire – Associate Professor of Computing Sciences at Elon University. She teaches data mining, web development, and database design and development and is the co-founder and current leader of the FLOSSmole, FLOSShub, and FLOSSdata projects.
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