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Seattle, WA
December 10–13, 2018
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Wednesday, December 12 • 11:40am - 12:15pm
Birds of a Feather: LGBTQIAP+ - The Final Minority Challange - Rob de Canha-Knight, SUSE

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The technology and open source community has made great efforts over the past few years to try and improve the ease of access to the field to minority communities. There has been some success in enabling Female and BAME groups into Tech related employment fields.

However, there remains one subsection of the technology community that is still significantly underrepresented. The LGBTIQIA community is still significantly underrepresented in tech with some estimates placing this community at 3-4% of employees.

This birds of a feather session will discuss the issues that lead to this underrepresentation as well as strategies companies and OSS communities can use to ensure they get the best employees and contributors regardless of any minority group that these employees or contributors belong to as after all; companies communities with a more diverse workforce are better enabled for success

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Rob De Canha-Knight

Technical Strategist, SUSE
I'm a strategist for SUSE and I help customers and communities architect and achieve all their Container, Kubernetes, Cloud and DevOps dreams!


Wednesday December 12, 2018 11:40am - 12:15pm
4C 1/2
  • Skill Level Any