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Women of OpenStack

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Meeting Information

Next Meeting Monday, April 2, 2018 2000 UTC in the #openstack-women channel on Freenode
Meeting Leader and Agenda https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/WOS_Agenda_Tracker
Archive Meeting Notes https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/WOS_Meeting_Archives

The Women of OpenStack meet every 2 weeks (odd weeks) at 2000 UTC - to find your local time use http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/

Meeting Ping List (To get a ping in IRC for the meeting) - spotz, diablo_rojo, diablo_rojo_phon, SWDevAngel__, eeiden, annabelleB, oikiki

WOO Mission Statement

The Women of OpenStack (WOO) strive to increase the diversity of the OpenStack community by overcoming OpenStack's barrier to entry through educational sessions, professional networking, mentorship, social inclusion, and enhanced resource access. WOO recognizes that individuals in minority groups are more likely to have challenges accessing the resources it takes to learn and participate in complex technologies, which is why WOO welcomes all women and their allies who share an interest in OpenStack, open source, and adjacent technologies. These goals are achieved through leading and sponsorship of educational sessions and social events that promote inclusion in the OpenStack Community.

WOO Initiatives

Identified Challenges & Suggested Solutions

(takeaways from the May 2015 Vancouver Summit)

Group Challenge Suggested Next Steps
1 Need more women PTLs and need to support women who want to grow as technical contributors Find ways to support women to be recognized as technical leaders. Example: travel funding for women to attend OpenStack summits
2 Not enough women in the OpenStack community Attract women to the OpenStack community and support them to remain active in the community. Example: mentorship of women to achieve technical leadership roles
3 Women need support and practice to more confidently communicate in meetings or in larger groups Webinar on how to participate more effectively in meetings. Example: role play meeting scenarios, help women gain confidence and practice to ask questions during a Tokyo summit talk
4 Need to support higher inclusion of women in the OpenStack community Workshop to develop leadership soft skills, encourage inclusion, recognize regional gaps in communication, celebrate the successes of women in the OpenStack community
5 Need women leaders to be more visible in the OpenStack main tent sessions Have a woman keynote speaker, more women participate in panel discussions. Support women with speaker training and creating a pipeline of speaking opportunities for them.
6 Need a supportive and interactive environment for women to come together and support one another with the OpenStack community Create a private IRC channel for the Women of OpenStack, opportunities to seek and find mentors more naturally based on technology and areas of interest
7 Need a platform to encourage informal mentoring and networking Reward and recognize mentorship as a key skill that is important as other technical skills

Other Women and Diversity Groups

Women of OpenStack Directory

Feel free to add yourself to the list. Names are arranged in alphabetical order by last name. For your Contact info, use whatever you're most comfortable with— LinkedIn, Launchpad profile page, IRC handle, etc.

Name Contact Role Area(s) of Interest
Jane Example Stacker IRC: JaneS
Developer Nova, Neutron
Nisha Agarwal IRC: Nisha Software Engineer ironic, nova
Shaifali Agrawal IRC: exploreshaifali
Individual Contributor, Software Engineer All Projects
Ifat Afek IRC: ifat_afek System Architect at Nokia, Vitrage PTL Vitrage
Holly Bazemore IRC: cloudhollyb
Director of Elastic Cloud Strategy and Deployments at Comcast All projects
Irena Berezovsky IRC: irenab
Architect neutron, nova, SDN, NFV
Anne Bertucio IRC: annabelleB
OpenStack Foundation, Marketing and Certification PWG, Certification, Community
Malini Bhandaru IRC: malini1
malini dot k dot bhandaru at intel dot com
Architect & Manager - Intel Open Source Technology Center Security, Advanced Network Services, Glance, Keystone
Heidi Bretz heidi@openstack.org
Director BD Openstack All projects
Marcela Bonell IRC: mbonell
Cloud Software Engineer Developer's Experience (First App, SDK's, Heat, Murano, API, Documentation)
Lana Brindley IRC: loquacities
Docs Core & Rackspace Docs All projects
Kathy Cacciatore kathyc@openstack.org Consulting Marketing Manager, OpenStack Foundation Enterprise Marketing
Mahati Chamarthy IRC:mahatic Software Engineer All Projects
Margaret Chiosi IRC: mchiosi
Network Architect All Projects
Beth Cohen bfcohen@luthcomputer.com
LinkedIn Profile
Cloud and Networking Technologist Product Manager OpenStack Networking, Massively Distributed Clouds, Doc, Cloud Architectures, NFV
Sandhya Dasu IRC: sadasu
sadasu at cisco dot com
Developer Neutron, NFV
Victoria Martínez de la Cruz IRC: vkmc
Software Developer All projects
Priti Desai priti_desai@symantec.com OpenStack Evangelista OpenStack Doc, Keystone, OSSG
Aysy Anne Duarte IRC: aysyd
Software Engineer INFRA/CI
Elise Eiden LinkedIn
Developer All Projects
Kayla Fromme LinkedIn
AT&T Technical Director All Projects
Anne Gentle IRC: annegentle
Technical Committee, API WG, Docs All projects
Rocky Grober IRC: rockyg
Open Source Architect and Cloud Technologist Interoperability, Cross Project Collaboration and User Groups
Olga Gusarenko IRC: ogusarenko
Docs Core & Mirantis OpenStack docs OpenStack docs, OpenStack core projects' docs
Emily Hugenbruch IRC: ekhugen
Software Engineer Nova, Tempest
Tamara Johnston IRC: TamaraJ
Senior Manager, Cloud Services OpenStack Doc
K Rain Leander IRC: leanderthal
Software Engineer TripleO
Karin Levenstein IRC: KLevenstein Docs Writer (Information Developer)
Rackspace Docs
OpenStack Core projects
Oena Logvinova IRC: ologvinova Docs Core & Mirantis OpenStack docs All projects
Summer Long IRCː slong Software Engineer security
Sayali Lunkad IRC: sayalilunkad
training-guides core training-guides, horizon
Amy Marrich IRC: spotz
OpenStack Course Author OSA, Heat, Barbican, Community, Upstream Institute
Christy Mason IRC: cemason
OpenStack Engineer All projects; support
Anne McCormick IRC: annemccormick
Software Engineer Neutron
Diane Mueller IRC: dmueller
Director, Community Development Red Hat OpenShift, Kubernetes, all things containerized
Lisa-Marie Namphy IRC: SWDevAngel__
Ambassador, SF Bay User Group Organizer, Community Architect Ambassador, Community, AUC, WOO
Kendall Nelson IRC: diablo_rojo
Upstream Developer Advocate, OpenStack Foundation Cinder, os-brick, upstream-institute, & Storyboard
Allison Price IRC: aprice
Marketing Superuser, OpenStack Case Studies, Foundation Marketing & PR
Anusha Ramineni IRC: ramineni Developer Congress, Ironic, Tempest
Samta Rangare IRC: sam
srangare at mvista dot com
Software Engineer Neutron, Nova, Ceilometer, Congress
Catherine Richardson catherine.richardson@rackspace.com Information Developer
Rackspace DevDocs
Rackspace API documentation
Megan Rossetti IRC: MeganR
PM , training-guides, Win the Enterprise All projects
Shilla Saebi IRC: ShillaSaebi
Docs Core/OpenStack Ops Engineer at Comcast All projects
Rossella Sblendido IRC: rossella_s
Software Engineer Neutron
Alexandra Settle IRC: asettle
Docs PTL, Docs Writer (Information Developer) OpenStack Core projects
Aimee Ukasick IRC: aimeeU
Open Source Lead Community; Cloud Native; OPNFV
Nisha Yadav IRC: nishaYadav
LinkedIn: [1]
Twitter: [2]
Independent Contributor Keystone, OpenStack docs, Community
Poonam Yadav IRC: pyadav
Technical OpenStack Core projects
Maria Zlatkova IRC: mzlatkova
Docs Core/Technical Writer at Mirantis All Projects
Ying Zuo IRC: ying_zuo
LinkedIn: [4]
Twitter: [5]
Developer Horizon, Heat, Keystone
Irena Berezovsky IRC: irenab
Software Architect Neutron, Kuryr, Dragonflow, SDN, Cloud Native

Women of OpenStack Podcasts

The Women of OpenStack podcasts cover career advancement, community navigation and other trending topics for women working in the OpenStack community and in broader open source. Have a topic request, drop it in IRC or email anne at openstack.org.

You, Yes, YOU, Can Give a Conference Talk

We talk with Julia Kreger and Treva Williams about how to get over the fear of submitting your first conference talk and being the expert in the room. Submit your talk to the Vancouver Summit CFP January 19, 2018 Music by bensound.com

WOO Coverage

Past & Current WOO Networking Events

Past Speaking Sessions

Open Mic Series

Read more about other Projects and Events by Women of OpenStack