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Ruby Hamad

Image of Ruby HamadRuby Hamad is a Lebanese- born writer and PhD candidate who was raised in Sydney, Australia. She has been writing about feminism and race- related issues for close to a decade, exploring commonalities in experiences and structures across societies with a history of settler-colonialism. She splits her time between Australia and the USA. 

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Marcus Merrell

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Marcus is a Staff QA Engineer at RetailMeNot, inc. He has been in QA-related jobs since 2001, having used WebDriver since its debut in 2008. Marcus is also the co-chair of the Selenium Conference Planning Committee. He’s an avid piano player, plays bass for the RetailMeNot house band the WailSharks, and enjoys life in Austin, TX with his wife and two crazy boys.

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Shireen Mitchell

image of Shireen MitchellShireen is an Internet pioneer and serial founder who was born and raised in the projects of New York City, playing video games before they could be played on televisions and designing BBS boards and gopher sites prior to the Web going world wide.

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All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud

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Sara Wachter-Boettcher

 

image of Sara Wachter-BoettcherSara Wachter-Boettcher is the principal of Rare Union, a digital product and content strategy consultancy based in Philadelphia, and the co-host No, You Go, a podcast about living your best feminist life at work. Her most recent book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech (W.W. Norton, 2017), was named one of the best tech books of the year by Wired, and one of the top business books of the year by Fast Company. Her other books include Design for Real Life (with Eric Meyer) and Content Everywhere, and her work has been published in The Washington Post, Slate, The Guardian, and Quartz.

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All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud

 

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Chelsea Higgs Wise

Chelsea Higgs Wise is a clinical social worker and intercultural communicator who specializes in connecting underserved and misrepresented communities with policymakers to advocate against racism and misogyny. Chelsea is a proud Virginia graduate as she earned her Bachelor’s of Social Work from Longwood University and her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Chelsea is an experienced event moderator and offers facilitated dialogue services for topics around race, history and feminism. As an activist who helps evolve narratives and policies, Chelsea has been an instrumental voice in numerous campaigns and was recently brought on as Narrative Change Officer to the Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation Enterprise granted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and implemented by Initiatives of Change, USA.

She’s a regular contributor to RVA Magazine in political and artistic commentary and co-hosts a radio show, Women and Politics on WRIR LP 97.3 FM. Within the past year, Chelsea has been appointed to serve the City of Richmond, Virginia through the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority Board of Directors and the Richmond City Social Services Advisory Board. Chelsea values genuine connection, authentic relationships, and meaningful impact. She is fueled daily by her village of family, friends, and especially her young daughter, Chloe.

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All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud

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Leonardo Graterol

image of leonardo graterolLeonardo Graterol is a Latin American software engineer, born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, now living in Chile.

He’s worked in web and software development jobs in several industries like digital marketing, e-commerce, GIS and airlines.

Leonardo is also experienced in teaching and public speaking, he has taught several programming courses and has delivered talks at Meetups and conferences, and is currently working on developing a mentoring program for junior developers with no formal college education.

He is a believer in the power of cryptocurrencies as a mean to take back financial power from governments and institutions and return it to individuals.

 

All music for the #causeascene podcast is composed and produced by Chaos, Chao Pack, and Listen on SoundCloud