EmpowerUs at KubeCon North America 2021

Wednesday, October 13th | 4:15 – 5:45 pm PST | J.W. Marriott Los Angeles

Join us in person at the EmpowerUs event, sponsored by Chronosphere, being held at KubeCon North America in Los Angeles. Attendees who identify as women, non-binary individuals and allies are invited to attend this special event and program for an open discussion about challenge, leadership innovation, and empowerment in our fast-growing ecosystem. The discussion will be specifically focused on dealing with imposter syndrome in a male-dominated industry. Learn more and register here: https://sched.co/lfG6.

EmpowerUs Panel:

Heather Joslyn, Features Editor at The New Stack – Panel Moderator

Heather Joslyn is features editor of The New Stack, with a special interest in management and careers issues that are relevant to software developers and engineers. She previously worked as editor-in-chief of Container Solutions, a Cloud Native consulting company, and as an editor/reporter at The Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Baltimore City Paper.

Aparna Dhinakaran, CPO at Arize – Panel Participant

Aparna Dhinakaran is Chief Product Officer at Arize AI, a startup focused on ML Observability. She was previously an ML engineer at Uber, Apple, and Tubemogul (acquired by Adobe). During her time at Uber, she built a number of core ML Infrastructure platforms including Michaelangelo. She has a bachelor’s from Berkeley’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science program where she published research with Berkeley’s AI Research group. She is on a leave of absence from the Computer Vision Ph.D. program at Cornell University.

Elenore Bastian, Engineering Manager at Chronosphere – Panel Participant

Elenore Bastian is an engineering manager at Chronosphere for the Platform team. The Platform team focuses on outcomes around how users interact with the product, and Elenore focuses on people, process, and culture – always optimizing for dev happiness and productivity. She chose to join the Chronosphere team because of the learning opportunities and the people (she liked it so much she even got her sister to join too :)). She currently lives in Seattle with her cat Owen, who knows tricks, including “rollover” and “hug”.

Sophia Vargas, Research Analyst, Google – Panel Participant

Sophia Vargas is a Research Analyst in Google’s Open Source Programs Office, supporting multiple research efforts that span project health, contributor experience, and open source economics. Sophia also works with the CHAOSS project, refining metrics for project risk and viability. Prior to Google, Sophia was an analyst at Forrester, covering data center infrastructure and cloud strategy. Sophia holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College.

Colleen Coll, Digital Marketing Manager, The New Stack – Panel Participant

Colleen Coll is the Manager of Digital Media Operations & Marketing for The New Stack, who works with sponsors and TNS journalists to create podcasts and livestreams for the TNS developer community. On occasion, she’ll make an appearance from behind the scenes to co-host live events with the best in DevOps, thus (what she describes as) “Livin’ the livestream dream.” Colleen previously worked as Brand Manager for biotech company, Quantitative Imaging (Qi) and continues to find opportunities for kick-ass storytelling.

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