Keynote speaker: Dr. Nazli Hardy

We’re incredibly excited to share details about the keynote speaker and her session! The session will be taking place at 4pm on the day of the conference, prior to closing remarks.

Community is what makes open-source technology like WordPress work. It’s critical to security, market success, and growth of the technology itself.

Our 2017 speaker coordinator, Charlie Reisinger, has invited Dr. Nazli Hardy to tell her incredible story, and share those insights with us to close the day.

Dr. Nazli Hardy

Dr. Nazli Hardy – Associate Professor of Computer Science, Millersville University. Chair, Women in Science, Math & Technology Conference, Millersville University.

The Upside of Obstacles: Lessons Learned from Three Continents

As a girl born to a tin-roofed home, in Bangladesh, the road to earning a degree in Chemical Engineering, an MBA, and PhD in Computer Science, took me through unexpected paths, and taught me life-defining lessons about diversity, inclusion, and community.

Dr. Nazli Hardy is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Chair of the Women in Science, Math & Technology Conference at Millersville University. Her areas of interests are Computer Networks, Biodiversity Informatics, and Women in STEM fields. She was born in Bangladesh, brought up in Zimbabwe, and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in New York. She likes dark chocolate, warm weather, dance music, and reading British mysteries. She is opinionated about world affairs and human rights, and has been blogging since 2005. Her world revolves around her husband and their two children, with whom she loves to travel, near and far.

The keynote session occurs from 4-5pm, and is followed by pre-party remarks.