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Tuesday, May 19 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Standing Tall in the Room - Sponsored by the Women of OpenStack

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In just two amazing years, the Women of Openstack Group grew from a breakfast in Portland to an active working part of the OpenStack Community.  Following an incredible IBM sponsored gathering at the beautiful ESPACE 56 in Paris the group held several productive working sessions on what to do next.  There was agreement all around that it is important to encourage and promote more contributions to the Openstack project from a broad and diverse base of people from around the globe.  This workshop is designed not only for women, but for any member of the OpenStack community who feels they need a bit of coaching in how to gain the confidence to contribute to our amazing and diverse community.  Join this panel of empowered women as we cover some of the tips and tricks for getting heard in an environment filled with many egos and opinions.  Learn how to navigate the differences between:

·          Empowerment, not pushiness

·          Confidence not brashness

·          Technical prowess not just nerdiness

·          Being heard when people are not listening

·          Contributions, not bluster

Speakers
avatar for Beth Cohen

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 →
avatar for Nalee Jang

Nalee Jang

OpenStack Korea User Group Leader, Cloudike
o OpenStack Korea User Group Leader | I have been an activity member of Openstack Korea user group since 2011. now I am a Openstack Korea user group Leader. | | o Work experience | - ASD Technologies Cloudike part (2015.01~ now) | - Neoplus convergence Div (2013.3~2014.04, 14months... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth K. Joseph

Elizabeth K. Joseph

Systems Engineer
Elizabeth K. Joseph is a systems engineer and developer advocate who most recently spent time working in the Apache Mesos and DC/OS communities. Previously, she spent four years as a systems engineer on the OpenStack Infrastructure team and six years on the Ubuntu Community Council... Read More →
avatar for Rainya "Rai" Mosher

Rainya "Rai" Mosher

Sr Manager, Digital Platform Delivery, T-Mobile
A vector of enthusiasm grounded in reality, Rainya "Rai" Mosher is an engineering manager at T-Mobile focusing on platform development to enable digital delivery and dynamic environment creation for application teams. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Rai work at Rackspace Hosting and Cisco... Read More →
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Radha Ratnaparkhi

VP, Software Defined Environments, IBM Research
| | Radha Ratnaparkhi has over 25 years of experience in the software industry. Currently, Radha is the Vice President for Software Defined Environments at IBM Research. In this role she leads a global Research team towards creating differentiated IBM offerings to meet the needs... Read More →
avatar for Shilla Saebi

Shilla Saebi

Open Source Program Manager, Comcast
Shilla Saebi is an Open Source Program Manager at Comcast with a focus on community. She has worked in many diverse roles within the tech industry in positions ranging from operations engineering, system administration, customer service, and network operations. She is an open source... Read More →
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Alexandra Settle

Technical Writer
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 →


Tuesday May 19, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Room 110

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