How Math, Science, and Star Trek Help Us Understand the Value of Team Diversity

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 11:45 am12:30 pm

Fredric Mitchell, Bright Plum, Inc.

Abstract: 

The greatest asset of open source software is the ability to fork and improve. When it comes to our community’s culture, could we be better?

This session explores the mathematical algorithms and scientific studies describing the advantage of diverse teams. The goal is to apply our systems thinking in solving technical problems to understanding one's role in solving social problems.

Fredric Mitchell, Bright Plum, Inc.

Fredric Mitchell is the principal of Bright Plum, Inc., a neighborhood tech consulting shop, and advisor to The Whether, a startup aimed at helping companies recruit diverse entry-level talent. He has a wide variety of experience working in the government, NGO, and education sectors. Fredric has presented at numerous events throughout the United States and Costa Rica and is a regular contributor to open source communities. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.

BibTeX
@conference {240852,
author = {Fredric Mitchell},
title = {How Math, Science, and Star Trek Help Us Understand the Value of Team Diversity},
year = {2019},
address = {Portland, OR},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = oct,
}