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2016 Invited Speakers Nominations

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Aliyah Rahman: correct misspelling, longer bio
Prior to joining UW, she was the Director of Learning Environments and Associate Professor at Virginia Tech University Libraries, where she led a team of thirty people who were responsible for enhancing situated learning by connecting services and spaces, including Reference, Circulation, Roving Services, Learning Spaces, Online Learning, academic programming, and community engagement. [http://www.slideshare.net/laurenpressley/presentations Several dozen of her presentations] are posted online.
== Aliyah Aliya Rahman ==Tech and social justice activist. Engineer. Read more at [http://www.techrepublic.com/article/aliya-rahman-former-code-for-progress-director-tech-and-social-justice-activist-martial-artist/ Tech Republic] and on [https://twitter.com/AliyaRahman Twitter].From her [http://codeforprogress.org/app/program_director/ Code for Progress bio]: <blockquote>As Program Director, Aliya Rahman leads the recruitment, in-residence training, and job placement of Code for Progress fellows into full-time developer positions. Her work is informed by a background in legislative, electoral, and community organizing for racial and economic justice campaigns, and by a former life in public higher education conducting curriculum research and teaching computer programming and educational foundations/policy. Aliya is the former Field Director of Equality Ohio, where she built a statewide field program focused on bridging gaps between racial justice organizers, LGBT rights groups, and labor. Prior to that, she worked for the Center for Community Change, first as their Ohio organizer in the passage of employment legislation supporting formerly incarcerated people, and later as a national circuit rider working with immigrant rights groups on voter engagement. Aliya has developed Django applications, conducted tech trainings, or performed data analysis and targeting for every campaign, nonprofit, and university she has ever worked for - despite none of those tasks explicitly appearing on her job descriptions. Now based in Washington, DC, she is thoroughly enjoying life as a non-accidental techie, and is grateful to be part of an active ecosystem of women and people of color who believe tech has a pivotal role to play in creating social change.</blockquote>
== Jenica Rogers ==
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