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2016 Keynote Speakers

We are very excited to announce our excellent 2016 keynote speakers!

headshot of Audrey EschrightAudrey Eschright: Creating a Third Wave of Free/Open Source Software

Audrey is a software developer, community organizer, and activist based in Portland, OR. She founded Calagator, an open source community calendaring service, and co-founded Open Source Bridge, an annual conference for open source citizens. She is the editor and publisher of The Recompiler, a magazine about technology and participation.

shauna_gordon-mckeonShauna Gordon-McKeon: Free Culture in an Expensive World

Shauna Gordon-McKeon is an independent researcher and developer who focuses on free technologies and communities. She runs a business, Galaxy Rise Consulting, providing web and mobile development and data science services to individuals and organizations. She can often be found using her skills as a writer, public speaker, and teacher to help free software and open science communities more accessible to newcomers.
Twitter: shauna_gm

Julia Nguyen headshotJulia Nguyen: Exploring Mental Illness With Open Source

Julia Nguyen is a web and mobile developer, writer, speaker, and computer science student. She organizes mentorship events and workshops at the University of Waterloo Women in Computer Science Undergraduate Committee (WiCS). She also volunteers with Write/Speak/Code, an organization empowering female thought leaders in technical writing, conference speaking, and open source.

Twitter: fleurchild

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