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Wednesday, November 5 • 09:50 - 10:30
Team Gender Diversity - Working with the Other 50%

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The statistics are grim. Women make up only 20 percent of the programmers and 31 percent of the technology workforce as a whole. With technology playing a greater role in business than ever before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts an astounding 22.2 percent growth in the computer-related job marketcompared to an expected 10 percent overall growth. OpenStack as a community embraces diversity -- or at least that is what we say. we do.  The industry and the OpenStack community simply cannot afford to lose the opportunity to tap into 50 percent of the talent pool solely because they are female.

It is no secret that there is a small but growing number of great women who are contributing to the OpenStack Community in an amazing number of ways.  Working in teams where not everyone is the same gender has its own set of challenges.  This is a panel discussion with some of the women leaders in the community where we will share ways of encouraging more diversity on teams and tips and tricks on how that can be achieved.




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Niki Acosta

Director of Growth, Bitmob
Niki Acosta is an OpenStack Evangelist who came to Cisco by way of the Metacloud Acquistion in late 2014. Her OpenStack journey began when she joined Rackspace in 2008, eventually becoming an OpenStack Evangelist for the Rackspace Cloud, and later, the Private Cloud business.  As... Read More →
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Beth Cohen

Network Product Strategist - Verizon, Verizon
Beth is a Cloud Networking Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new cloud products and services. She is also President, Luth Computer Specialists, an independent consultancy specializing in cloud focused solutions to help enterprises leverage the efficiencies of cloud... Read More →
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Diane Mueller

Director, Community Development, Red Hat
Director, Community Development, Cloud Platforms BU

H. Rafiee

Data Protection and Privacy Research Expert
Hosnieh Rafiee is a senior security researcher at Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH. Her research interests are security and privacy in networks and applications. She focuses on network virtualizations (SDN/NFV), clouds, TPM security and standardizations in these areas. Rafiee... Read More →
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Alexandra Settle

Technical Writer, Rackspace
Alexandra Settle works remotely as a technical writer with the Rackspace Cloud Builders Australia team. Alex began her career as a writer for the cloud documentation team at Red Hat, Australia. She has had a keen interest in IT since high school, prefers Fedora over other Linux distributions... Read More →

Wednesday November 5, 2014 09:50 - 10:30
Salle Maillot

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