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Tech Ladies Silicon Valley x Google: Finding your Open Source Contribution

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1190 Bordeaux Dr

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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In celebration of Women’s Herstory Month, Google Open Source is partnering up with Tech Ladies to discuss how to get involved in the open source community. Contrary to popular belief, there are so many ways to contribute, many of which aren’t measured and displayed on one’s GitHub profile (but that is a notable opportunity, too!). Each of our panelists will share their experiences as an open source community member and provide insight into how to find your contribution to open source, no matter your contribution type.

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6:00–6:30pm Check-in, networking, refreshments

6:30–7:15pm Panel

7:15–7:30pm Q&A

7:30–8:00pm Networking


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Sarah Novotny, Open Source Lead [Moderator]
Sarah Novotny leads the Open Source Strategy group and a few technical writer teams for Google Cloud Platform. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures before web-scale had a name. Novotny currently sits on the Linux Foundation and the Node.js Foundation Board of Directors.

Cassandra Salisbury, Open Source Strategist
Currently works on the open source strategy team at Google building programs around developer relations, education, and the growth of Go. She is a core team member of GoBridge where she focuses on increasing diversity and mindfulness in the Go community. Cassandra is an avid karaoke fan, finds relief in stress cooking and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jasmine Jaksic, Technical Program Manager
Jasmine Jaksic is the lead technical program manager for Istio. She also manages a team of TPMs who work on Serverless products. Prior to Google, she worked as product and program manager in companies including Kaiser Permanente and Verizon Business. She is a cofounder of Posture Monitor, an application for posture correction that won Intel innovation award. She is also a contributing writer for The New York Times, Wired, Huffington Post and InfoQ. Follow her on Twitter: @JasmineJaksic.

Leah Cole, Developer Programs Engineer
Leah is a Developer Programs Engineer at Google, working on Composer, Google Cloud's hosted version of Apache Airflow. Prior to Google, she worked at GE for 3.5 years on multiple projects in the Industrial IoT space. Leah is a graduate of Carleton College, where she studied Computer Science and also took enough German to have an semi-accidental minor. Outside of work, Leah likes playing piano, traveling, and crocheting.

Julia Ferraioli, Developer Advocate
Julia Ferraioli is a Developer Advocate with Google’s Open Source Programs Office. She's a polyglot, though in code only, and is excited about machine learning, containers, accessibility, and sprinkles (in roughly that order). Her superpowers are finding ways to incorporate her interests into her work and estimating how much stuff can fit inside a container.

Rose Nguyen, Technical Writer
Rose Nguyen is a Technical Writer for Cloud Dataflow and Apache Beam. Her background is in Applied Mathematics, but wordsmithing technical content and making information accessible caught her interest. She currently lives in Seattle, WA with her dozens of plants!


Light bites and refreshments will be provided by Google.

If you require any special accommodations, please email Nancy Mohamed at nancymohamed@google.com


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