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Thursday, December 8 • 11:10am - 11:55am
Just a Girl (Living in Captivity): The Best Things About Being a Girl in OpenStack

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Not a news day goes by without some horror story about how dangerous—or just flat our lonely—it can be to be a woman in tech. And while those stories sadly have some validity, what we’re not talking about are the positives. Instead of scaring ladies away from the industry, we should be welcoming them with open arms, and sharing what’s really cool about it instead (like being a Woman of OpenStack).


I’m a female working for one of the largest tech companies in the world, and though I’m in the minority as a cloud computing professional, membership does have its privileges. In my talk, I’ll “take this pink ribbon off my eyes” and highlight my favorite things about being a woman in the OpenStack community. I’ll shine a light on the great support that’s available to us; the unspoken perks that happen organically; and share how to network and connect with the other ladies of OpenStack.

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Tassoula Kokkoris

Worldwide Portfolio Marketing Manager, IBM Blue Box, IBM
For over two decades, Tassoula Kokkoris has led teams with her creative, inventive approach to marketing. Starting her career as a fashion copywriter at Nordstrom she then managed award-winning public relations teams in the education and financial sectors before joining the tech industry... Read More →

Thursday December 8, 2016 11:10am - 11:55am MST
Salon C

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