Changing Diversity Constructs, My Journey as a Women in DevOps


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.

Speaker

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Soo Choi

 

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.