September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Tuesday, September 28 • 12:25pm - 12:50pm
(IN-PERSON) Growing Diversity in Open Hardware: It’s a Task for All of Us! - Kim McMahon, RISC-V

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The Open Hardware Diversity Alliance formed in August 2021 with a partnership between RISC-V, Chips Alliance, OpenPower Foundation, Western Digital, and IBM with a mission to provide programs to encourage participation and support the professional advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in open source hardware.

We asked ourselves: 
  • Why are there few women and underrepresented individuals in the open hardware community?
  • Is it because open hardware is hard to navigate? 
  • Is career progression a mystery? 
  • Is it a lack of visibility of the talent in open hardware to the community?

In this presentation, Kim will share information about the Alliance, what we have done, what has worked, and didn’t work, and invite anyone interested to join us! This is an interactive presentation, where Kim will also ask the audience to participate in the conversation.

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Kim McMahon

Leader Open Source and Community, Cisco
Kim McMahon is well-known in the CNCF ecosystem for leading the marketing and community activities during the Dan Kohn era. She has moved to run community and open source marketing at Cisco where talking with developers is a key activity. Community building, breaking down barriers... Read More →

Tuesday September 28, 2021 12:25pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 502