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Julia Silge

“We’re starting to address some of the underlying functionality of our community and products, like how does our site work. Were there decisions made in the early days, and so many small made decisions along the way, that have contributed to our site being the way it is and can we reevaluate some of those.”

Image of Julia SilgeJulia Silge is a data scientist at Stack Overflow. She is both an international keynote speaker and a real-world practitioner focusing on data analysis and machine learning practice. She is the author of Text Mining with R and has a PhD in astrophysics. She loves making beautiful charts and communicating about technical topics with diverse audiences.

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Vincent J Intondi

“In Detroit actually at the Women’s Strike for Peace they were having a big rally and the black women wanted to have signs that said desegregation or disintegration to combine these two issues and the white women said absolutely not. And Greta Scott King often had to broker the deal. Black women were always at the forefront of this issue.”

Image of Vincent IntondiVincent Intondi is a Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. From 2009-2017, Intondi was Director of Research for American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute in Washington, DC. Prior to teaching at Montgomery College, Intondi was an
Associate Professor of History at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida.

Intondi regularly works with organizations exploring ways to include more diverse voices in the nuclear Americans Against the Bomb Book Cover Imagedisarmament movement. His research focuses on the intersection of race and nuclear weapons. He is the author of the book, African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement with Stanford
University Press.


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Tech Is Not Neutral Ep. 6

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Jayne Groll

“I can’t even imagine why people have resistance to a code of conduct. It’s kind of like when you’re on the airplane and the flight attendant is telling you the safety things and you travel a lot so you kind of, ya know, look at your phone.”

Image of Jayne GrollJayne Groll is the CEO of DevOps Institute, the association for DevOps Professionals. Continuous learner, speaker, advisor, author, crazy cat lady

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Bari A. Williams

“Twitter can be a cesspool sometimes. And you have people who are constantly invoking their first amendment rights. This is not the government. You do not have first amendment rights on a private platform, sir/madam. That’s not how this works.”

Bärí A. Williams is VP of Legal, Business, and Policy Affairs at All Turtles, a startup advisor in the tech industry, and published author in the New York Times, WIRED, Fortune, and Fast Company. She is the former Head of Business Operations Management for North America at StubHub, where she was responsible for business planning and operations to manage and oversee technical internal and external metrics, product innovation, and partnerships and drive P&L results across the company. She also serves as an advisor to startups in the enterprise and e-commerce space.

Prior to StubHub, Bärí was a senior commercial attorney at Facebook supporting connectivity efforts, building drones, satellites, and lasers, and supporting the company’s supply chain. She also successfully took on the passion project of creating and implementing Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, launched in October 2016.

Bärí is a native and current resident of Oakland, CA. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD).