Keynote: Upside Down

A new understanding of disruptive change is just one of several lessons we learned in the past two years. A tough one, that left us disoriented but open to improvement. This new world has challenges of its own.

Creativity, resiliency and flexibility went from desired skills to minimum requirements in a new world where adaptation is the new rule.

This new paradigm demands we have strong, responsive, proactive, healthy teams. In the last 15 years there has been several attempts to create diverse and inclusive teams, we need to double those efforts for the sake of new generations.

Ixchel Ruiz

Ixchel Ruiz

Ixchel Ruiz has developed software applications and tools since 2000. Her research interests include Java, dynamic languages, client-side technologies, DevSecOps, and testing. A Java Champion, Groundbreaker Ambassador, SuperFrog, Hackergarten enthusiast, open source advocate, public speaker, and mentor, Ixchel travels around the world (sometimes virtually) sharing knowledge—it’s one of her main drives in life.

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