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Thursday, October 29 • 11:50am - 12:30pm
Overcoming Subtle Bias - Presented by the Women of OpenStack

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The Women of Openstack Working Group continues to go from strength to strength. With a record of over 600 women or 10% of the Vancouver Summit attendees, women are a growing and vocal presence in our extremely diverse community. Join this panel of women and minorities as we discuss the topic of subtle bias in the workplace and the OpenStack community and how to remove barriers to full participation in all aspects and roles.

From PTL to code reviewer, there is a place for everyone to contribute to the fullest extent possible. Learn how to identify and overcome the subtle biases that can drag down even the most confident person.

  • Identifying our own biases and tips for avoiding their influence

  • Looking beyond the surface: First impressions and how they can sway even the most seemingly impartial decision

  • On an IRC, everyone is equal: Using tools to level the playing field for everyone

  • Establishing criteria to ensure fair treatment for all

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Beth Cohen

Cloud 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 architectures and technologies. Previously, Ms. Cohen was a Senior Cloud Architect with Cloud Technology Partners and the Director of Engineering IT for BBN... Read More →
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Courtney Ferry

Sr. Solutions Engineer, Carpathia, A QTS Company
Courtney is a customer-facing sales engineer, at Carpathia, responsible for architecting custom hosting, private cloud, and managed services solutions, for enterprise and government customers. Prior to bridging into engineering, Courtney was a Technical Implementation Manager at Carpathia.  Her other past experience includes working at Sun Microsystems, with the Network.com (SunCloud) and SunGrid teams. She lives in Leesburg, VA with... Read More →
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Alex Lemberg

SW Manager, SanDisk Company
Alex Lemberg is a senior SW Manager in SanDisk company, with 14 years of experience in design, debugging, development, analysis and testing of embedded and mobile flash based storage solutions (eMMC/SD, NAND, NOR) and operation systems. | He is focused and passionate about the following areas: | - Design and Development of New and Existing Storage Protocols Features | - Block Device Drivers and IO Stack | - System Storage Performance Analysis... Read More →
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Karin Levenstein

Manager, Rackspace Private Cloud Documentation
Karin Levenstein manages the US half of the Rackspace Private Cloud documentation team and is an OpenStack docs contributor, working mostly on the Installation Guide. She has been working as a tech writer for nearly 20 years, and her experience ranges from grocery chains to oil and gas companies to software, hardware, and cloud computing. She is also a freelance critic/essayist (specializing in genre fiction, which, while not strictly... Read More →
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Jessica Murillo

Vice President, IBM Systems Strategy, IBM
I am known for: Open source development, Open Stack, and Cloud. | | Jessica Murillo is the Vice President of Strategy at IBM. She collaborates with our clients and across IBM to define and deliver IBM Systems focused on enabling our clients to build their next generation data centers. This includes accelerating the adoption of Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Social, and Security while increasing their delivery agility and velocity. Most recently... Read More →

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:50am - 12:30pm

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