Geeks and Depression: Blue Hackers BoF

Scheduled: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 8:30 – 10:00pm in B304


Lots of geeks have depression. Come talk about what helps you overcome your depression, and learn about


There are three rules for this BoF:

1. What is said at the BoF stays at the BoF.
2. Do not discuss ways and means.
3. Although you are welcome to share what works for you, do not cure evangalize.

Speaking experience

Linux Conf Au (2010, 2011, 2013), Open Source Bridge 2011, OSCON 2011 and 2007, Libre Software Meeting 2011, and probably many others I'm forgetting.


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    Sarah Sharp

    Otter Tech LLC


    Sarah is the founder of Otter Tech, a consulting company offering open source training, software development, and diversity consulting.
    Sarah Sharp is a Linux and open source developer, and has been running Debian-based Linux systems since 2003. She was a Linux kernel developer from 2006 to 2013, and is the original author of the Linux USB 3.0 xHCI host controller driver.
    Sarah is also a co-coordinator for Outreachy, a paid internship program for increasing diversity in open source programs. Applications are open to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people, and United States residents of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.