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Wednesday, May 18 • 15:25 - 16:00
Been There, Done That: Tales of Burnout from the Open Source World - Savitha Raghunathan, RedHat & Divya Mohan, SUSE

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Staying home has erased the line between work and life for many folks in the tech industry and around the world. Initially the extra commute time was utilized by many, including the speakers, for learning new tools, skills, and technologies. This boon eventually turned out to be a double-edged sword with overcommitting at or/and outside work leading to an overall feeling of overwhelming stress. In this talk, Divya & Savitha will share their own experience with overcommitting over the course of the pandemic and reflect on how they could have handled it better. At the end of the session, attendees will walk away knowing when to stop saying yes and how to draw their own boundaries thereby reclaiming their work-life balance.

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Speakers
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Savitha Raghunathan

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Savitha is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat, working on Data Protection, Container Migration and Application Modernization technologies. She led the release cycle for Kubernetes v1.22. Currently, she is leading the SIG Security Documentation sub-project. She is passionate about... Read More →
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Divya Mohan

Technical Writer, SUSE
"Divya is heavily invested in empowering open source communities via great documentation and community education. She is passionate about simplifying tech for everyone and is part of several informal mentoring initiatives that help lower the entry level barrier. Currently, she is... Read More →



Wednesday May 18, 2022 15:25 - 16:00 CEST
Pavilion 3, Room E | Level 2 | Central Forum Feria Valencia