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Wednesday, November 20 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Panel: Tech Community Share Out: Maintaining a Healthy Balance with Work - Chris Lentricchia, SUSE; David McAllister, Scalyr; PJ Hagerty, DevRelate.io, OSMIhelp.org; Nanci Lancaster, Linux Foundation; & Amanda Brazzell, Brazzell Business

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The digital age has brought us multitudes of advancements - from cost and convenience to connectivity - but those advancements have also left us fundamentally unbalanced, and often, unhealthy. As we advance further into an always-on culture that has developed through over-connectivity, overwork, and constant sensory overload, it has become essential to maintain a healthy balance with both work and technology.

At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Barcelona, the OSMI Handbook did a great job of outlining some tips that attendees can use to maintain their mental health at such large events. We’d like to take that conversation a step further by talking about some techniques that the Cloud Native Community can use in their lives, both personally and professionally. Join us for a diverse panel discussion to share ideas on maintaining a healthy and balanced mental state.

Moderators
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David McAllister

Head of Community, Scalyr

Speakers
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Nanci Lancaster

Senior Event Planner, Content, Linux Foundation
Nanci is the Senior Event Planner, Content, for Linux Foundation, managing content communications and development between speakers, co-chairs, and program committees for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon and Kubernetes Forum events. She brings 10 years of experience from a similar role at... Read More →
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PJ Hagerty

Founder, Head of Developer Advocacy, DevRelate.io, OSMI.org
Developer, writer, speaker, musician, and Community Advocate, PJ Hagerty is the founder of DevRelate.io and Head of Developer Advocacy at Humio.com. He is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. He is also known for wearing hats... Read More →
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Chris Lentricchia

Global Product Marketing - SUSE CaaS Platform, SUSE
Succinctly, Chris Lentricchia is a guy with a dog, a truck, and a motorcycle. By day he works as the Product Marketing Manager for SUSE CaaS Platform. When he’s not at work, Chris has responsibilities as a member of the Board of Directors at The Greater Lowell YMCA and as a volunteer... Read More →
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Amanda Brazzell

Co-Creator, Brazzell Business
Amanda is a wellness loving creative who worked in the tech community at DigitalOcean for ~4 years. There, she immersed herself within remote culture, developing a commitment to caring for people and wellness in the workplace. Through yoga, meditation, and care packages, she developed... Read More →