Women in Open Source (WOS) Camp

WOS Camp

Sun. Nov. 19 from 09:00 am to 05:30 pm

Women in Open Source (WOS) Camp welcomes everyone to participate!

Sponsors

Contact info@opencamps.org if you are interested in sponsoring Women in Open Source (WOS) Camp.

Presenters

Welcome Presenters!

Debra Laefer

Professor of Urban Informatics (New York University Center for Urban Science + Progress)

Zoe Braiterman

Chair, Women in AppSec (WIA) Committee (OWASP Foundation)

Amani Osman

Knowledge Management Specialist (Red Cross Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC))

Susan Malaika

Senior Technical Staff (IBM)

Noreen Whysel

COO, UX Director/Co-Founder (Decision Fish)

Jessica Robinson

CEO (PurePoint International)

Karin Wolok

Community Manager of Developer Relations (Neo4j)

Schedule

Sunday November 19, 9am to 5:30pm

Presentations

Presentations:

Even Smarter Cities: from Wearable to Aerial

Debra Laefer, (BA, BS, MSC, MEng, PhD) Professor of Urban Informatics at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress will talk about the open source opportunities and remaining challenges related to increasingly available remote sensing data from wearables to the aerial in an integrated urban environment. The talk will highlight major recent advances in laser scanning, imagery, and hyperspectral data capture and processing.

Debra Laefer

Professor of Urban Informatics (New York University Center for Urban Science + Progress)

Open Source Barriers to Entry: Are Tools Complicit in Gender Bias

Gender inclusiveness in open source projects is receiving a lot of attention these days, but it overlooks a potentially critical factor- the software that open source developers use. This talk explores how the OSS tools and infrastructure might be adding to newcomer barriers and be implicated in gender bias. Because different facets of individual differences tend to cluster by gender, an inspection method called GenderMag (Gender-Inclusiveness Magnifier - created by Distinguished Professor Margaret Burnett http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~burnett/ at Oregon State University) that helps practitioners to find and fix gender inclusiveness issues in their own software will be introduced. The results of field studies of open source technology inhibitors conducted by Professors Anita Sarma and Margaret Burnett http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/people/sarma-anita at Oregon State University will be included in the session

Susan Malaika

Senior Technical Staff (IBM)

Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC)

Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) Updates: https://www.preparecenter.org

Amani Osman

Knowledge Management Specialist (Red Cross Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC))

Social Impact, Security and Innovation

This will highlight the key themes of the top organizations making an impact at these areas. Will highlight World Pulse: www.worldpusle.com and other organizations and why more than ever we need a new and fresh approach to innovative social impact solutions focused on security.

Jessica Robinson

CEO (PurePoint International)

Design Your Future: Making career decisions in open source

Drawing on two decades of digital design and mentoring experience, Noreen Whysel will lead an interactive session on designing your career in open source. We will use exercises from UX and lean startup to learn about the market for your unique skillset, tailor your portfolio to existing opportunities, find and work with a mentor, and design a kickass product: You!

Noreen Whysel

COO, UX Director/Co-Founder (Decision Fish)

Intro to Neo4j: Understanding Complex Data Relationships through Graphs

In this connected world we live in, traditional data stores often make it rather difficult to find valuable relationships in your data. By making relationships first class citizens in the data model (and storing your data exactly as you'd whiteboard it), contextualizing a set of data becomes incredibly simple. In this session, Karin Wolok, will showcase the world's leading graph database, will walk through what a graph database is, and how it can transform your applications. She'll go over creating, querying, and displaying data, and give you the tools needed to use the graph.

Karin Wolok

Community Manager of Developer Relations (Neo4j)

Location

Convene: www.convene.com

Team

Organizers:

Nitya Narasimhan

Owner & Startup Consultant (Digital HV)

Bev Corwin

Director of Technology (DDC)