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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

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 →
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) | - MNLSolution R&D Center (2011.9~2013.2, 18months) | - Dataworld development part (2008.9~2011.1, 28months) etc(7years) | | o Main working part | - Development... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth K. Joseph

Elizabeth K. Joseph

Core Member of the OpenStack Project Infrastructure Team
Elizabeth K. Joseph is focused on the OpenStack Infrastructure project. With a history of working in open source since 2002 and heavy involvement with the Ubuntu project, she's been working with OpenStack since the beginning of 2013. In addition to Infrastructure, she's the author of the book Common OpenStack Deployments and routinely speaks about Infrastructure and Quality Assurance tools used by the OpenStack project to ensure high code... Read More →
avatar for Rainya Mosher

Rainya Mosher

DevOps Evangelist, Cisco Systems
A vector of enthusiasm grounded in reality, Rainya Mosher is a DevOps Evangelist at Cisco in Cloud Platform Operations. Prior to joining Cisco, Rainya was the Software Development Manager for build, release, and deploy systems for the OpenStack compute and network control plane services in the Rackspace Public Cloud Infrastructure group. Since 2012, Rainya has worked with more than a dozen Rackspace OpenStack teams in both development and... Read More →
avatar for Radha Ratnaparkhi

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 Hybrid Cloud deployments. Prior to her current role, Radha was the Vice President of IT and Wireless Convergence at IBM Research. Radha led a global research team... Read More →
avatar for Shilla Saebi

Shilla Saebi

OpenStack Community Development Lead, Comcast
Shilla Saebi is an OpenStack Community Development Lead and has been with Comcast for 6 years. She has spent over a decade in the tech industry in diverse positions with organizations in the DC area including Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the federal sector, and various engineering roles for tier-1 service providers.  | Shilla has a passion for technology and thrives on well-designed architecture and engineering solutions. She is... 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, and loves potatoes.  | | Recently she was part of a team that authored the OpenStack Design Architecture Guide, and hopes to further promote involvement... Read More →


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

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