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Wednesday, August 21 • 2:25pm - 2:30pm
Lightning Talk: Building Diverse Blockchain Communities for a Decentralized Future - Jocelyn Matthews, Storj Labs

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Decentralization and blockchain technologies depend on the principles of open, transparent collaboration to evolve. Therefore you’d expect blockchain organizations to be on the forefront of equality, wage equity, and inclusiveness. But women hold only 8.5% of leadership roles, versus 17.7% in the larger tech industry.

Communities are where open source technology is born. As new communities form around blockchain and decentralization technologies, women must be involved to realize its potential. Learn how the confluence of blockchain, open source and its principles of transparency will contribute to societal shifts and economic empowerment for women in coming years.

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Jocelyn Matthews

Manager, Storj Labs
Jocelyn Matthews is Community Manager at Storj Labs, a company focused on decentralized cloud object storage. Her focus is to grow a vibrant ecosystem to which people bring their best selves. She is a former Rosberg-Geist Fellow at UC Berkeley's Center for African Studies. Her ethnographic... Read More →

Wednesday August 21, 2019 2:25pm - 2:30pm PDT
Aqua Salon E