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Thursday, August 22 • 2:10pm - 2:45pm
Let's Think Independently Together - Shuah Khan, The Linux Foundation*

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The Linux kernel is often a labor of love of a community that truly thinks independently together. As a community, we value the diversity of thought in solving technical problems. Like many technical projects today, the Linux kernel community suffers from lack of diversity. It is a very challenging problem that can't be easily solved by a single project and/or a company. It requires commitment and engagement  involving individuals and communities alike.

The Linux kernel project is large and complex. New developers often struggle to find a way to engage with the community. It is difficult to get a start and get noticed by the community. Linux kernel maintainers and developers have their own TODO lists and tasks in their kernel areas that they might not have time to address.

So how do we connect aspiring developers with the maintainers of open source communities? Shuah will talk about how the Linux Kernel Mentorship Program aims to address these challenges.

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Shuah Khan

Kernel Maintainer & Linux Fellow, The Linux Foundation
Shuah Khan is a Linux Kernel Fellow at The Linux Foundation. She is an experienced Linux Kernel developer, maintainer, and contributor. She maintains Kernel Selftest framework, USB over IP driver, and cpupower. She is an active contributor to the Linux media subsystem. She has contributed... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2019 2:10pm - 2:45pm PDT
Aqua Salon E
  Diversity Empowerment
  • Session Slides Included Yes