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Seattle, WA
December 10–13, 2018
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Wednesday, December 12
 

11:40am

Birds of a Feather: LGBTQIAP+ - The Final Minority Challange - Rob de Canha-Knight, SUSE
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

Speakers
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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

3:40pm

Birds of a Feather: How to Train Your KubeAdmins - Stephany Spencer, USA TODAY NETWORK
Containers and Kubernetes management is a new skillset. You can't go out and hire as many experts as you'd like, so how do you train your own? This BOF will describe how USA TODAY NETWORK brings new hires up to speed in this brave new world.

This is a chance to discuss what has worked well, not so well and what we can all do better going forward. Bring your on-boarding stories to share and discuss how we can build more Kubernetes "experts".

Speakers
avatar for Stephany Spencer

Stephany Spencer

Cluster Operations Engineer, USA TODAY NETWORK
Stephany Spencer is a Cluster Operations Engineer for USA TODAY NETWORK. She and her team members are actively building out large scale multi-tenant GKE clusters for numerous unique developer groups. Some of the more interesting highlights of her career include working at startups... Read More →


Wednesday December 12, 2018 3:40pm - 4:15pm
4C 1/2