October 28–31, 2019

Getting involved in the TensorFlow community

1:30pm2:00pm Monday, October 28, 2019
Location: Magnolia

Learn how you can be a part of the growing TF ecosystem and become a contributor through code, documentation, education, or community leadership. Edd Wilder-James and Joana Filipa Bernardo Carrasqueira give you an overview of GitHub practices, RFC processes, and how to join the TF SIGs and make an impact in the community.

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Edd Wilder-James


Edd Wilder-James is a strategist at Google, where he is helping build a strong and vital open source community around TensorFlow. A technology analyst, writer, and entrepreneur based in California, Edd previously helped transform businesses with data as vice president of strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science. Formerly Edd Dumbill, Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata Data Conference and chaired the Open Source Software Conference for six years. He was also the founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Big Data. A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference management system and a cofounder of the Pharmalicensing online intellectual property exchange. An advocate and contributor to open source software, Edd has contributed to various projects such as Debian and GNOME and created the DOAP vocabulary for describing software projects. Edd has written four books, including Learning Rails (O’Reilly).

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Joana Filipa Bernardo Carrasqueira


Joana Carrasqueira is a developer relations program manager for TensorFlow at Google Brain, where she focuses on bringing together subject-matter experts in order to build an open source community around TensorFlow. Previously, she worked on innovation consulting at the Silicon Valley Innovation Center and managed the education department at the International Pharmaceutical Federation for the United Nations, where she helped develop new healthcare policies in more than 12 countries and coauthored the WHO guidelines on antimicrobial resistance. Joana’s research has been published in various scientific journals, and she holds a master’s in pharmaceutical sciences and an executive MBA from IE Business School.

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