Allman Keynote

2018 Symposium Keynote Speaker

Wednesday October 3 (afternoon plenary)

in BSOE Simularium

Cat Allman with legos

Cat Allman is part of Google’s Open Source and Making Science Outreach teams. Working with FOSS communities since the 1980’s, she has spoken at events including Rome and New York Maker Faires, LinuxConfAU, FOSS Oman, GoOpen Arctic Forum, SIGCSE, OSCON, USENIX Women in Advanced Computing Summit, keynoted at FOSSASIA 2014 and 2016, and co-chaired the 1st Open Source Track at Grace Hopper Conference 2010. She is on the board of USENIX (, co-organizer of Science Foo, produced with Nature, O’Reilly Media, & Digital Science, and creator of Education & Lifelong Learning Foo with O’Reilly Media, Sesame Workshop & Macmillan Learning.


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