April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

Women of OpenStack Working Session Sponsored by Comcast

RSVP Required

Join the Women of OpenStack on Tuesday morning before the keynote session to hear from other women working in the OpenStack community and discuss how we can help support each other. During the session we'll celebrate our accomplishments over the past year and hear lightning talks from three Women of OpenStack who have recently taken on new roles within the OpenStack community. The speakers and will share their insights on how you can accelerate your learning curve to navigate and become an influencer within the OpenStack community. 

  • Allison Randal, OpenStack Board Member 
  • Lana Brindley, Project Technical Lead 
  • Kendall Nelson, OpenStack Developer 

We'll break into small groups to discuss the key lightening talk messages and identify actions for the Women of OpenStack to achieve over the next six months. 

Breakfast and coffee will be provided. 

Tuesday, April 26, 7:00am-8:45am
Difficulty Level: Beginner
I am known for: Open source development, Cloud, Open Stack, and IBM Systems. Jessica Murillo is the Vice President of Systems Strategy at IBM. She collaborates with our clients and across IBM to define and deliver infrastructure that is cognitive at our core and enables the world's enterprise cloud platforms. In previous roles, Jessica was the Vice President of Cloud and OpenStack Development... FULL PROFILE
Lana Brindley has several university degrees, a few of which are even relevant to her field. She has has been playing and working with technology since she discovered the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy text adventure game in the 80's. Eventually, she worked out a way to get paid for her two passions – writing and playing with gadgetry – and has been a technical writer ever since.... FULL PROFILE
The OpenStack Foundation, Upstream Developer Advocate
Kendall is an Upstream Developer Advocate at the OpenStack Foundation based in Seattle, WA. She first started working on Cinder and os-brick in the Liberty release and since then gotten involved in Release Mangement, StoryBoard, the Women of OpenStack (WoO), the First Contact SIG, the Contributor Guide, and OpenStack Upstream Institute. She has also worked as an election official for TC and... FULL PROFILE
Eigenstate Ltd, Director
Allison is a software developer and open source strategist. She is a board member of the OpenStack Foundation, a board member of the Open Source Initiative, a board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders. She previously served as President of the Open Source Initiative, President of the Perl Foundation, Chief Architect of the Parrot... FULL PROFILE