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 anthropologist, software hacker, and open source advocate with 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). Augustina spends her time analyzing open source communities and discovering AI use in unexpected places.


4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Secondary topics:  Customer Centered
Software is really 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 & the most humanitarian of the sciences", has a long relationship with computational analysis! What can tech industry professionals learn from an Anthropological approach to computation? Read more.