Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR
Augustina Ragwitz

Augustina Ragwitz
Open Sourceress (AI + Data Science + Anthropology), IBM

Website | @mmmpork

Augustina Ragwitz is an open AI advocate for computational anthropology and anthropology of computation at IBM. An anthropologist, software hacker, and open source advocate, Augustina has a plethora of computer industry experience in a wide range of roles from highly technical (software engineer, DevOps) to highly human (customer support, technical writing). She spends her time analyzing open source communities and discovering AI use in unexpected places.


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Software is a computational model of human behavior, yet human inquiry isn't part of STEM professional development. Anthropology, described by Alfred Kroeber as "the most scientific of the humanities and the most humanitarian of the sciences," has a long relationship with computational analysis. Augustina Ragwitz explores what you can learn from this approach to computation. Read more.