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Get to Know Julia Nguyen

Julia Nguyen’s keynote speech is Exploring Mental Illness With Open Source, on using technology to share mental health experiences with others. 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 […]

Get to Know Shauna Gordon-McKeon

Shauna Gordon-McKeon’s keynote speech is Free Culture in an Expensive World, exploring how our social norms around money impact who participates in open source and how they do so. 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 […]

Get to Know Audrey Eschright

Audrey Eschright’s keynote speech is Creating a Third Wave of Free/Open Source Software, proposing that if Free Software is the first generation, and Open Source is the second, current efforts toward creating an inclusive and sustainable world make up a third generation that we can start to form into a broader plan. Audrey is a […]

Get to Know Kronda Adair

Kronda Adair (@kronda) is the founder of Karvel Digital, a WordPress consultancy and development company. In addition to developing websites, Kronda gives business owners the training they need to own and manage their digital presence. She also writes and speaks about issues of diversity (or lack thereof) in the tech industry. She has been interviewed […]

Get to Know Stephanie Morillo

Stephanie Morillo‘s (@radiomorillo) keynote speech is Opening Up The Current Open Source Blueprint, on accessibility, diversity, and open source holding itself accountable to its own standards of what it means to be an open community. She’s a Dominican-American musician, writer, and technologist hailing from the Bronx, New York City. Stephanie frequently writes about race, class, […]