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2017 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Safiya Noble

Safiya Noble

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, and holds appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. Her research on the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology. Her monograph, Algorithms of Oppression: Data Discrimination in the Digital Age explores racist and sexist algorithmic bias in search engines like Google (NYU Press, 2017). She serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and is the co-editor of two edited books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online with Brendesha Tynes, and Emotions, Technology & Design with Sharon Tettegah. She is the recipient of a Hellman Fellowship and the UCLA Early Career Award.

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Samuel Sinyangwe

Samuel Sinyangwe

Samuel Sinyangwe is a policy analyst and data scientist who works with communities of color to fight systemic racism through cutting-edge policies and strategies. Sam has supported movement activists across the country to collect and use data as a tool for fighting police violence through Mapping Police Violence and has co-launched Campaign Zero, a comprehensive policy platform to end police violence. Previously, Sam worked at PolicyLink to support a national network of 61 Promise Neighborhoods communities to build cradle-to-career systems of support for low-income families. He also worked with city leaders, youth activists and community organizations develop comprehensive agendas to achieve quality education, health, and justice for young black men. Sam grew up in Orlando, FL, and has been involved in organizing and advocacy since he was in high school. He graduated from Stanford University, where he studied how race and racism impact the U.S. political system.

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Session Presenters

Abby Bajuniemi

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Adrian Roselli

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Amy Dalrymple

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Ashley Powell

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Brandi Brown

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Chris Lorenzo

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Corey Vilhauer

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Eryn O’Neil

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Heidi Waterhouse

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Hilary Stohs-Krause

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Jason Yee

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Kimberly Doberstein

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Marc Drummond

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Michelle Schulp

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Mykl Roventine

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Workshop Presenters

Amy Grace Wells

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Bryan Kujawski

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Hilary Dixon

Hilary Dixon is a designer, researcher, and writer living in Minneapolis.

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Jen Kramer

For more than fifteen years, Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends and graduate students about the meaning of a “quality website.” Since 2000, she has built websites that are supportive of business and marketing goals in a freelance capacity and as part of an agency.

Jen is a Lecturer at Harvard University Extension School in the Master’s of Liberal Arts in Digital Media Design, teaching five courses per year, advising students, and assisting in curriculum design.

Jen is also a prolific video author, creating 27 training courses for lynda.com, O’Reilly Media, and Aquent Gymnasium.

She is also available for individual private tutoring, customized classroom training, and occasional freelance web design work.

Jen earned a BS in biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in Internet Strategy Management at the Marlboro College Graduate School.

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Jen Sharber

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Justin Lee

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Kevin Lamping

Kevin Lamping is a Front-end Engineering Consultant. He helps organize Hill Country JS, a front-end meetup in San Antonio and runs the Parent Programming podcast. In his free-time, when he’s not playing with his kids, Kevin dabbles in tabletop gaming, piano and gardening.

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