Presented by

  • Matthew Gaughan

    Matthew Gaughan

    Matthew Gaughan is an incoming PhD student in Northwestern University's Technology and Social Behavior program. He currently lives in Seattle, where he works as a software developer.

  • adam hyde

    adam hyde

    Open Source entrepreneur. Founder of Coko ( Also founder of Open Publishing Fest, Open Publishing Awards, Book Sprints.

  • Anita Sarma

    Anita Sarma

    Dr. Anita Sarma is a professor and Associate Head of Research in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and was a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on human factors in software development and how to design inclusive technology to help software developers. Her passion is in fostering DEI in Open Source. Her work crosscuts areas of SE, AI for SE, HCI, open source, and CSCW. She has co-authored more than 100 conference and journal articles, and has received numerous awards. She received the OSU Breaking Barriers Research award (2021) for her work in removing gender biases from software. She is a co-director of the GenderMag project. She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2013) and Google Inclusion Research Award (2022).

  • Kaylea Champion

    Kaylea Champion

    Kaylea Champion is a PhD Candidate in Communication at University of Washington. She studies how people cooperate to build public goods like GNU/Linux and Wikipedia, including what gets built and maintained (and what doesn't), who participates (and who is excluded), and how teams succeed (and fail). Prior to graduate school, she worked in IT as a consultant, system administrator and project manager. She holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. A Linux user since 1994, she enjoys tromping through the woods, smashing goblins, and cooking for a crowd.

  • Shauna Gordon-McKeon

    Shauna Gordon-McKeon

    Shauna Gordon-McKeon is a writer, programmer and community organizer who focuses on the intersection of technology and governance. Her business, Galaxy Rise Consulting, works with free/open source projects, non-profits, progressive organizations and other clients to build better products for their communities, and stronger communities around their products.


This session offers rapid talks by and for researchers. These short talks will provide brief insights into free and open source software development, use, and communities, as well as questions we need to be asking ourselves as community members and researchers.