Dru Lavigne - BSD Certification Group
Network & Systems Administrator
Speaking Topic: Using Open Source to Remove Barriers for Women Within IT

Dru Lavigne is a network and systems administrator, IT instructor, author with over a decade of experience administering and teaching Netware, Microsoft, Cisco, Checkpoint, SCO, Solaris, Linux and BSD systems. A prolific author, she pens the popular FreeBSD Basics column for O'Reilly and is author of BSD Hacks. She is the acting chair of the BSD Certification Group Inc., a non-profit organization with a mission to create a standard for certifying BSD system administrators.

Where are all the women in IT? How can a woman leverage Open Source to advance her IT career? How can we encourage young women to enter and remain within IT? In this talk, we'll explore these questions by taking a look at:
  • The current state of affairs in IT
  • The Open Source advantage
  • Discovering your passion
  • Encouraging our daughters
Dru Lavigne will be speaking at the Women in Open Source mini conference

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