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Tuesday, October 23 • 09:55 - 10:15
Keynote: Exceeding Diversity and Inclusion Goals to Fuel Open Source Growth - Johanna Koester, Program Director of Developer Technology and Advocacy, IBM

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Diversity and inclusion are more than a checkbox; it’s fuel for open source community growth and success. While we have seen great progress for diversity in the form of center stage presentations and focused meetings at most tech events, the reality is that there is still more to be done drive effective inclusivity of those diversity groups.

Through the stories of successful open source contributors from under-represented groups, Johanna’s keynote will celebrate the best practices that have enabled the success of these individuals and then provide recommendations to further drive inclusion in any technology community. Open source communities have shown the world that when we bring together members of multiple companies and diverse backgrounds, we can achieve far more than working apart. It’s for that reason that open source communities today have a great responsibility to continue advancements for inclusion not only to fuel their own success but more importantly to model the benefits of inclusion to the world.

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Johanna Koester

Program Director of Developer Technology and Advocacy, IBM
Johanna Koester, Program Director of Developer Technology and Advocacy at IBM, leads a global team with responsibility for unleashing the best of open technology to today’s developers through digital and face to face events. Over the past 10 years, she has had the distinct honor... Read More →

Tuesday October 23, 2018 09:55 - 10:15 BST
Pentland Auditorium, Level 3