Open Source Conference 2018

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Portland, Oregon — This year has been very fun speaking about the topics I am passionate about. The Open Source Conference or OSCON invitation was extended to me by Scott Hansleman. This guy! Super great to be around and an amazing person all around.


Shout out to the amazing team at OSCON who handled everything so beautifully! The keynote I gave was focused on a few key points:

  • We can’t examine bias if we don’t admit we have bias
  • We can’t make AI perfect but we can make it better
  • Bias in AI really does matter and has REAL implications

The talk was just the beginning of my OSCON experience. There was an amazing afterparty, a whole second day of events and a very full, very loud exhibit hall.
I really enjoyed the expereince of being stopped to talk with people who resonated with my talk and also had other points they wanted to talk about.
And all the people in my near or far networks who took the time to reconnect or connect for the first time face to face!

We even put together a mini-impromptu culture event of sorts.


I also want to give a shout out to two interviews I gave on-site that you can consume. And also check out these grassroots and opensource based media organizations!! Links below go to my interview, but take the opportunity to explore the rest of their website!

More adventure highlights on the way! And check out my new hashtag on Facebook and Linkedin #camillespeaksup

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Camille is a Mechanical Engineering student sharing about her personal relationships and experiences working in the tech field as a woman of color.

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