Margaret Burnett is an OSU Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University. She began her career in industry, where she was the first woman software developer ever hired at Procter & Gamble Ivorydale. A few degrees and start-ups later, she joined academia, with a research focus on people who are engaged in some form of software development. She co-founded the area of end-user software engineering, which aims to enable computer users not trained in programming to improve their own software, and co-leads the team that created GenderMag, a software inspection process that uncovers user-facing gender biases in software from smart systems to programming environments. Together with her collaborators and students, she has contributed some of the seminal work in both of those areas, and also in explaining AI to ordinary end users. Burnett is an ACM Fellow, a member of the ACM CHI Academy, and a member of the Academic Alliance Advisory Board of the National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT).
PhD, Sr. Machine Learning Scientist,
Sunrise Technology The Kroger Co.
Victoria Uti is a scholar, an entrepreneur, and since 2018 a Senior Machine Learning
Scientist leading the Data Science team at Sunrise Technology, a division of The Kroger Company.
From 2011-present, Victoria was the Founder and CEO of NollyLand Direct Limited, a Video Streaming
Platform that delivers Nigerian, Ghanaian, and African movies to smartphones, tablets, computers, and TVs.
From 2008-2018, she was also the Founder and CEO of Utiware Software Limited. Utiware provides Web Hosting
Services, Cloud Servers, and Dedicated Servers to Nigerian businesses, schools, and organizations. Victoria
was an Instructor in the Department of Computer Science at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) from 2008-2009.
She was the Co-Director of the annual NKU Computer Science Scholars Summer Camp for 2009 and 2010. She was an
Associate Instructor in the Department of Computer Science at Indiana University from 2002-2004.
Victoria completed her PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She is a National Science Foundation and a Ford Foundation Fellow from her doctoral research. Her dissertation was entitled “Real-Time Mobile Video Compression and Streaming: Live Video from Mobile Devices over Cell Phone Networks.” Her primary specialization is Artificial Intelligence. Her three other areas of concentration are Database, Networking, and Operating Systems. She received her MS in Computer Science from Indiana University. Victoria received her BS summa cum laude in Computer Science from Northern Kentucky University.
Associate Software Engineer at Ansible
by Red Hat and Berea College Alumni
Rebeccah Hunter is a software engineer at Red Hat, Inc, working on Ansible Tower. The open-source version of Ansible Tower is known by the community as AWX and is open to contributions from anyone (if you want to get involved in contributing to open source feel free to find me at the conference or online). Beccah received her Bachelor's from Berea College where she studied Computer & Information Sciences and Music. She's passionate about good source control practices and loves open source software. She mostly writes in Python but is also fond of learning new languages and more about the theory and history of computing. Some quick fun facts: she loves to draw and paint (even though she's not very good at it yet), her favorite color changes daily, and she used to work in agriculture so she’s obsessed with goats and cattle.