April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

Fostering Full Equality, Organized by the Women of OpenStack

Following up on the themes related to gender equality presented at the previous Summit talks sponsored by The Women of OpenStack working group, this session will focus on our vision of a world where the OpenStack community is truly and completely blind to meaningless differences in gender, color, creed and culture. What will this new world look like? How will it differ from the current one?

A panel of people from all walks of life will explore what that future is and what we can do as a community as a whole to achieve it.

What can I expect to learn?

Suggestions for practices that allow all people regardless of their gender, origin, color or creed to participate fully in the OpenStack Community, including:

  • Be mindful of subtle biases and how they can color people’s judgment
  • Institutionalizing inclusivity to ensure fair treatment for all
  •  Understanding the critical roles of all the people in the OpenStack community, technical and business focused alike.
  • How to be more accepting of alternative ways to contribute
Thursday, April 28, 1:30pm-2:10pm
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Comcast Corporation
Ruchi Bhargava recently join Comcast Corporation as Vice President in the Technology & Product Group responsible for Network & Cloud Infrastructure services. Ruchi comes to Comcast from Intel where she served in many roles over her 25 years, most recently serving as Director for Cloud Network and Storage in their Open Source Technology Center, leading efforts cross-geo in OpenStack,... FULL PROFILE
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of SanDisk’s Open Source Strategy Office. She first glimpsed the power of open source while at SGI in the 90s and has been building bridges between hardware developers and the open source community ever since.     Nithya has been an advocate and a speaker for opening doors to new people in open source and promoting diverse ways of... FULL PROFILE
IBM Cloud Division
Nina Goradia is an Architect in the IBM Cloud Business Unit where she leads design and development of OpenStack based cloud solutions.  Nina was key in driving the initial integration of OpenStack into IBM private cloud offerings.  Her initiative resulted in the delivery of several OpenStack solutions for IBM's enterprise customers including IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack... FULL PROFILE
I currently work in the OpenStack Open Source community where I manage a group of 17 developers who contribute code to various project.  I also work on the OpenStack project myself, contributing where I am able to do so.  In the time when I am not working on OpenStack I also like to work with other technologies such as Cloud Foundry and Bluemix.  I find it interesting how we can... FULL PROFILE
A software engineer by training, Josh has been working with OpenStack since the Bexar days. At AT&T, he was heavily involved in building an early production cloud in close partnership with CloudScaling. At Cisco, Josh has been invovled with helping bring to fruition the Cisco cloud and evolve it over time. FULL PROFILE