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OSCON Town Hall

Gina Blaber (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Matthew McCullough (GitHub), Sarah Novotny (Google), Simon St.Laurent (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)

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OSCON belongs to its attendees, and we want to hear what you think of this year’s show. Join the organizers to talk about what you loved and hated about OSCON, and what you’d like to see next year.

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Gina Blaber

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Sr VP of Conferences, O’Reilly. Interested in big data, infrastructure and operations, open source, TensorFlow, software architecture, online learning, and related topics. Love to hear about cutting edge content and speakers in these areas, and practical ideas for reaching a more diverse audience and speaker base.

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Matthew McCullough

GitHub

Matthew McCullough, Training Pioneer for GitHub, is an energetic 15 year veteran of enterprise software development, world-traveling open source educator, and co-founder of a US consultancy. All of these activities provide him avenues of sharing success stories of leveraging Git and GitHub. Matthew is a contributing author to the Gradle and Jenkins O’Reilly books and creator of the Git Master Class series for O’Reilly. Matthew regularly speaks on the No Fluff Just Stuff conference tour, is the author of the DZone Git RefCard, and is President of the Denver Open Source Users Group.

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Sarah Novotny

Google

Sarah Novotny is an open source community manager at Google. Sarah’s recent technological focuses include open source, cloud and utility computing, infrastructure automation, and data (big and small; relational and nonrelational). Her calling lies in sharing her excitement about technology and coalescing a group around a consistent vision. She loves meeting people and rapidly assessing what information she needs to impart in order to draw them into the vision or story that she has to share. Sarah enjoys bridging the gap between the business world and the tech world. Her background includes leading operational IT and development teams and external-facing work in biz dev, sales engineering, customer support, and, of course, public speaking.

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Simon St.Laurent

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Simon St.Laurent has spent most of his career explaining technology. He is cochair of the Fluent and OSCON conferences, a senior editor at O’Reilly, and a web developer. He has written over a dozen books, including Introducing Elixir, Introducing Erlang, Learning Rails, XML Elements of Style, and XML: A Primer. He spends his spare time making objects out of wood and presenting on local history.