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Presentation: Coping with Complexity in Distributed Systems AMA w/ D. Yu & L. Maguire

Track: Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Location: Guild, Mezzanine

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Monday

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Speaker: Denise Yu

Senior Software Engineer @GitHub

Denise is a Senior Software Engineer at GitHub, currently working to help make the platform a safer and more inclusive place, as part of the Community & Safety Team. She speaks and runs workshops frequently at conferences in North America and Europe on topics ranging from scaling organizational culture, to reliability engineering, to sketchnoting. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her partner, along with their fluffy orange terror-cat named Sam.

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Speaker: Laura Maguire

Cognitive Systems Engineer & Researcher

Laura Maguire is a Cognitive Systems Engineer researching human performance in digital systems to inform design and development of tools to support software engineers. She completed her doctoral studies with Dr. David Woods at the Cognitive Systems Engineering Lab at The Ohio State University and holds a Masters degree in Human Factors & Systems Safety from Lund University. She has over 10 years of experience in safety, risk and quality management in high risk/high consequence domains.  Laura has been an invited speaker at international conferences and company engagements on a variety of topics related to human factors, accident investigation, dynamic risk management and human performance improvement. In addition to her professional experience, Laura is an avid mountaineer and backcountry skier and conducts research of "cognition in the wild" for mountain safety.

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