Open Meets Science @ Google
Monday 3:40 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Target audience: User
"Open" is a concept that has spread far beyond software engineering, into government, data, publishing and science. In parallel, the world is embracing "making" as methodology, avocation and profession. Google has had an Open Source Programs Office for more than ten years, but our Making & Science team, an offshoot of the open source team, is just 2 years old. Come hear about what we're up to and why Google has a small (but mighty!) team working to support making and science, inside the company and out. I will also illustrate how the meme is spreading by sharing some of my favorite open science and STEAM ED programs.
Cat Allman has been involved with the free and Open Source community since the mid 1980s, including stints at Mt Xinu, Sendmail, Inc, and the USENIX Association. She has been with Google's Open Source Programs Office since 2007, and has managed the Outreach team since 2010. Cat was recently elected by the membership to her second term on the Board of the USENIX Association. Cat has spoken at a variety of conferences around the world including FOSSASIA in Singapore and Cambodia, LinuxTAG in Germany, GoOpen Artic Forum in Norway, FOSS Oman in Oman, Maker Faire EU in Italy, numerous events in the US, and of course, LCA.