This is a deeply personal talk where I share my experiences as a woman in tech. Even though I’d worked for NASA and co-founded my own successful company, rampant sexism in IT and bad experiences speaking in public nearly destroyed my career. That continued to have ripples in my life until I found the DevOps community and the safe spaces it creates. I will examine common constructs about diversity and propose ideas to bring productive change to continue to build upon the solid foundation of inclusion we have created.
Hiya! I’m Soo Choi and I am part of Devops Research and Assessment team aka DORA. I love running engineering and product teams. In the past, I’ve been a Sr Product Manager at Chef Software, Senior Director at Rackspace for OpenStack products, a Co-Founder and COO of Anso Labs, and a Program Manager at NASA. In my spare time, I enjoy chasing my two children around in Northern California coast.