March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Wednesday, March 13 • 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Panel Discussion: Everyday Mentoring, Growth, & Collaboration - Erica Brescia, Bitnami; Vicky Brasseur, Juniper; Rupa Dachere, CodeChix; Erik Riedel, Works Together; and Jaice Singer DuMars, Google

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Do you feel left out or uncomfortable at the company Christmas Party? Do you avoid the “water cooler” and try to limit your interactions to "business only"? Do you find many business-social interactions fraught with potential landmines and opportunities for exclusion or misunderstanding? Do you see colleagues excluded or unable to participate when activities are informal, under-structured, or ill-organized? Are you unsure how to include all the members of your team - including "the quiet ones" in events and activities? Do you have a sense that some employees are being left out?

This session will present a set of specific examples and stories from the direct experience of the panelists of some of the less obvious opportunities for communication, networking, learning, mentoring, growth, and collaboration that are presented by ongoing day-job activities and by outside events and forums.


Jaice Singer DuMars

Cloud Native Strategy Program Manager
Jaice Singer DuMars is an active servant leader within the cloud native ecosystem. As a former Kubernetes release leader (1.8, 1.10), current SIG chair, and project contributor, he is always in search of new ways to make things better for everyone involved. He may also play jazz and... Read More →
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Rupa Dachere

Founder & CEO, Code Chix
Rupa Dachere is the Founder and CEO of CodeChix.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education, promotion and mentorship of women engineers. Creator of PiDoorbell (circa 2012 on the first Rpi) and entrepreneur, she is an FTE and holds Advisory roles at the Stanford GAP-For-Good... Read More →
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Erica Brescia

Co-founder and COO (and LF Board Member), Bitnami
Erica Brescia is the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Bitnami. With over one million deployments per month, Bitnami provides the largest source of applications and development environments to the world’s leading cloud service providers, such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure... Read More →
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Erik Riedel

Founder, Works Together LLC
Erik Riedel, PhD is an established speaker on both technical and cultural topics. He has worked for over 20 years as an engineer and over 15 years as an engineering leader. He was most recently Senior Director of Software Engineering for Dell/EMC where he and his team built two generations... Read More →
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Vicky Brasseur

Director of Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks
Author "Forge Your Future With Open Source": https://fossforge.com

Wednesday March 13, 2019 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Salon 2