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Tuesday, August 23 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Kernel Internship Report and Outreachy Panel - Moderated by Karen Sandler, Software Freedom Conservancy; Helen Fornazier, Rik Van Riel & Bhaktipriya Shridhar

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Come learn about the great work our kernel interns have accomplished!  Outreachy (formerly OPW) provides a 3-month paid internship for women and members of other underrepresented groups to work on a free and open source software project.

This panel will present the program and this year's projects. Helen Fornazier will present the vimc driver, which simulates some media hardware using the Media API and and Bhaktipriya will present her work updating legacy workqueue creation interface users in the Linux kernel. Participants will join in a discussion with mentors about the program and  the future of kernel contributors.


Karen Sandler

Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy
Karen M. Sandler is Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, the nonprofit home of dozens of essential free software projects. She is known for her advocacy for free and open source software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. She was previously... Read More →

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Helen M Koike Fornazier

Software Engineer, Collabora Ltd
Helen is a former Outreachy intern (May 2015) in the Linux Kernel (video4linux) with Laurent Pinchart as her mentor. She is currently working as a core software engineer at Collabora.
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Bhakti Radharapu

Software Engineer Tech Lead, Google
Bhakti is a SWE at Responsible AI, Google, where she works on building ML infra to make ML models fairer and robust. Bhakti is also an opensource enthusiast and has contributed extensively to open source projects such as the TF Responsible AI toolkit, Linux Kernel, TFLite. She enjoys... Read More →

Rik Van Riel

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Rik van Riel is a principal software engineer at Red Hat, and a long term contributor to the Linux kernel. He has contributed to the memory management subsystem, the scheduler, and various components related to virtualization. Rik is active in community projects like kernelnewbies.org... Read More →

Tuesday August 23, 2016 2:10pm - 3:00pm EDT
Pier 7/8