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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

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Beth Cohen

SDN Product Manager, 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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Nalee Jang

OpenStack Korea User Group Leader, Cloudike
o OpenStack Korea User Group LeaderI 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)- MNLSolution... Read More →
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Elizabeth Joseph

Developer Advocate, IBM
Elizabeth K. Joseph is a Linux systems administrator turned developer advocate for IBM Z where she works with the community to explore Linux workloads on mainframes. She has previously worked on distributed systems, including OpenStack and Apache Mesos, and has written books on Ubuntu... Read More →
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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 of... Read More →
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Shilla Saebi

Program Manager, Open Source, Comcast
Shilla Saebi is an Open Source Program Manager who focuses on community and has been with Comcast for almost a decade. She has worked in many diverse roles within the tech industry in positions ranging from operations engineering, system administration, customer service, and network... 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 PDT
Room 110

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