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Wednesday, August 3 • 14:30 - 15:20
Diversity Panel: Building an inclusive community

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Best way to understand diversity is to experience it. It's hard to see the reach of a community if we don't know everyone who's part of it, and with such a wide community it gets harder. On this panel we will have several people explaining their experiences within the Fedora Community and how they have overcome every obstacle to make Fedora their homes. We will have a set of panelist that will include people with Asperger, Autism, LGBT members, people from different languages and remote locations, and more. Our idea is to let everyone learn from everyone point of view and sensitize our community about the daily challenges that people from minorities need to fight in order to make contributions and be part of our community. More people with different backgrounds might join, yet, we need to make the proposal before time runs up (feel free to follow the mail thread on the Diversity mailling list)

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Red Hat
I am a Senior Quality Engineer at Red Hat, working for 5 years now. I am responsible for Quality Assurance and testing of Red Hat Directory Server (389). I am a Fedora and Open Source Software enthusiast and contribute to various projects in different ways. I spoke about QA process at many conferences. I regularly write for the Fedora Magazine and blog at http://whatamithinks.wordpress.com/. | | I am part of Fedora diversity project since... Read More →
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Jona Azizaj

I’m a student of Business Informatics at the University of Tirana, and also a hacktivist of Open Labs. I’m passionate about philosophy of Open Source, i believe in transparency and cooperation, open and free Internet. I have been working on promoting FLOSS in Albania. Also I’m interested on empowering woman in society because women participation in open technology and culture is very important so we should all pay more attention.
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Justin W. Flory

#info jflory7; UTC-4; CommOps, Marketing / Magazine, Ambassadors, Diversity, Join SIG, Infrastructure-fi, and more…
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Bee Padalkar

Community Operations Team, Fedora
Bhagyashree(or Bee) is a recent graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India. Her primary research interests lie in understanding human behavior in information-rich online social environments. Her research draws heavily from Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing techniques. | At Fedora, she works closely with the Community Operations team mostly contributing on metrics-related tasks. She is also a Google Summer... Read More →
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Sylvia Sanchez

Anything they like to, I love talking and learning new things. I'm extraordinarily curious and I love aviation, technology, arts and Fedora. Among other things.

Wednesday August 3, 2016 14:30 - 15:20
Main Room - Picasso

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