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Monday, August 6 • 15:45 - 16:15
"Soup or Salad" - Models of Diversity (Avraham Poupko)

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Diversity is a multi-faceted and overloaded word. In this experience report I describe some of my own experiences with diversity along with some insights and musings. One of my main points is that diversity is great, but we need to go beyond the accepted types of diversity and find new (and diverse) ways of being diverse.
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Lessons Learned from Your Experience:
  • If we want to reap the benefits of diversity we must understand the following:
  • 1. You do not get the benefits of having multiple views by compromising between the views. You get the benefit of multiple views by adopting the great parts of each view, or better yet by arriving at a new view.
  • 2. We need to think critically about what diversity is. If we are going to be dogmatic about diversity, we will loose a lot of what diversity has to offer.

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Avraham Poupko

Senior System's Architect, L&T Technical Services
I am an Architect and leader of a group of Architects in L&T's Center of Excellence in Jerusalem. I am fascinated by the ways by which people get together to create software. The idea of minds joining to create something "abstract" such as software is one of the great wonders of... Read More →

Monday August 6, 2018 15:45 - 16:15 PDT
Torrey Pines Room 1, 2, & 3