Open Source Bridge/2015/Speaker Outreach

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This page is for tracking speaker outreach and suggestions for speakers to invite, especially speakers who have perspectives that OSBridge currently lacks (ethnic, gender, and class diversity, topics, etc.).

Name & URL Topics Who has reached out to them Contact date Other notes
Professor Lorena Barba teaches computational fluid dynamics in Python Sumana 6 February 2015 ---
Marie Markwell writing operating systems in Ruby --- --- ---
Professor Kate Starbird computer science - social media crisis management / communications in Python --- --- ---
Emily Bell computational journalism, algorithm accountability --- --- ---
Heather Billings journalism apps, especially Tarbell (Python) --- --- ---
Jonathan Stray Overview Project, computational journalism - Java, Docker, Redis, PostgreSQL, Scala, LibreOffice, ElasticSearch --- --- ---
Kara Woo ecology, open science, software carpentry - mostly R --- --- ---
Chrys Wu NY Times app developer - JavaScript, Python, Ruby --- --- ---
Zeynep Tufekci Sociology, Facebook, algorithm accountability --- --- ---
Sarah Jeong IP law, journalism Sumana 6 February 2015, again March 8th suggested topics: "cryptocurrency, privacy, the judiciary,

flaws in current thinking about software licenses, or racism?"

Sharon Machlis Editor, mostly R tutorials --- --- ---
Kaitlin Thaney Software Carpentry - R, Shell, Python, Git, what Mozilla has been doing in open science, what open research needs from open source software Sumana January 12, again March 8th Shauna Gordon-McKeon is also interested in this topic ("what open research needs from open source software") and may reach out to Kay about co-presenting
Melissa Pierce active in Chicago area programs teaching girls to code, making a film about Grace Hopper --- --- ---
Audrey Watters Ed-Tech advocate --- --- ---
Deena Pierott iUrban Teen --- --- ---
Huston and/or Grace Alchemy.js --- --- "(I've bugged Grace in the past but definitely need to try again.)" (not sure who wrote this)
Lindsey Austinson UX, going from dev to designer --- --- ---
Amelia --- --- --- ---
Ivan --- --- --- ---
Bethany nonprofits, tech --- --- ---
Friend from Devsigner & Drupal (Eric?) --- --- --- ---
Selena Deckelmann feminist history of open source Sumana Harihareswara 27 Jan 2015 ---
Erica Lauer Vose organizing, training --- --- ---
Jan (Lehnardt) from Node Conf EU international suggestions, JavaScript Sumana 6 February 2015 also asking for recommendations re good speakers from previous Node Conf EU events
Skud --- --- --- and ask them for international suggestions
Mary Gardiner --- --- --- and ask her for international suggestions
Cate Huston --- --- --- and ask her for international suggestions
Jina Bolton user experience design and recruiting designers to your project --- --- ---
Jonathan Garcia-Mallen open source autonomy platform: MOOS-IvP Shauna Gordon-McKeon 27 Jan 2015 ---
Jose Andre Morales cybersecurity, behavior-based malware analysis and detection, suspicion assessment theory and implementation, mobile malware, and malware distribution networks --- --- ---
Dan Garcia CS education at scale --- --- ---
Rose Dillon intro to cybersecurity with Linux & DETER --- --- ---
Vetria Byrd data visualization with Gephi --- --- ---
Mark Guzdial computing education, making learning communities in technology Sumana 13 February 2015 suggested a talk about LPP in open source
Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences best practices in mentorship for underrepresented groups in computing Sumana 13 February 2015 reached out to Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson
Cindy Pallares OpenStack Sumana 8 March 2015 also suggested infosec and diversity as topics
Graciela Perera computer networks/protocols, distributed systems, wireless sensor networks, infrastructure safety Sumana 13 Feb 2015 ---
Elizabeth Bautista high performance computing, data storage, cybersecurity --- --- ---
Manuel Pérez-Quiñones human-computer interaction --- --- ---
Karen Alkoby accessibility for the deaf, web programming --- --- ---
Patricia Ordóñez medical HFOSS --- --- ---
Erin Braswell open science, astronomy, Python Sumana 13 February 2015 suggested: COS, astronomy programming, library software, or open science in general
Mad Price Ball open science, genetics Sumana 13 February 2015 suggested: Open Humans, Personal Genome Project, wikis, or open science or genetics in general
people from Public Lab open science --- --- ---
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groups with related focus: http://www.mothercoders.org/moms/ --- --- --- ---
Code for Portland/America people --- --- --- ---
orgs focusing on teaching youth/students: Black Girls Code, others --- --- --- ---
Code schools w/ open course materials — Epicodus, PCS --- --- --- ---