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OS555: How Women Built Open Source Adoption Inside Government

10/06/2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am
OCCC W222B

Objective: Guidance
Audience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Session Type: Panel

Since long before the rollout of the 2003 Department of Defense memo on Open Source use, government employees have pushed for the ability to evaluate and choose open source software. But what you probably didn’t know, is that a group of women have been at that bleeding edge of adoption while staying mostly under the radar. Who are these women? They’re the women behind Drupal4Gov.

Speaker(s)

Kirsten M. Burgard, Web Developer, U.S. Department of State
Jessica Dearie, Web Developer, US Environmental Protection Agency
Nneka Hector, Senior Drupal Architect, DS Federal
Virginia Nguyen, Lead engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton