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Wednesday, August 20 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Hacking the Kernel, Hacking Myself - Kelley Nielsen

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Outreach works! Kelley Nielsen was chosen, out of eighteen successful applicants, to be one of four Round 7 Linux kernel interns through the Gnome Outreach Program for Women. This is the story of her journey from a frustrated retail worker, dreaming of writing code for a living, to a full fledged kernel developer. More fundamentally, though, it's about the win-win situation that helped her, and can help others like her, by bringing them on board with our favorite cause--Linux.

In this presentation, Kelley will talk about the technical aspects of her project, about her participation in the OPW program, and about how she grew and changed as a coder and a person as she rose to the challenge. She will show an example of outreach and mentoring at work, and demonstrates how these activities raise the quality of the code, the coder, and the community.

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Kelley Nielsen

Intern, Self
Kelley is a kernel developer and a recent alumnus of the Gnome Outreach Program for Women. She has spoken at HTML5DevConf, SCaLE, and the Grace Hopper Celebration, and she will be speaking at O'Reilly OSCON and the Grace Hopper Celebration again later this year. Right now, she's concentrating all her development energy on her project with the kernel's virtual memory manager, but her collection of Linux screen saver demos, aptly titled Xtra Screen... Read More →


Wednesday August 20, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Ohio

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