Berlin Buzzwords Success Stories is our brand new blog series where we ask people in the bbuzz network to share their own story. Part of ensuring a wide range of opinions and ideas can be shared at Berlin Buzzwords is ensuring that people from underrepresented groups within the BBUZZ community can attend and engage with the discussions. Historically Berlin Buzzwords, like the tech scene at large has been a pretty white and male dominated space. One way we want to change this is to highlight some of the voices of people in our network from underrepresented groups. We want to share their stories and learn what drove them in their careers Today, we hear from Amanda Brock who is a popular speaker at Berlin Buzzwords! Welcome, Amanda.
Being a leader is a challenge and can be rewarding and sometimes troubling. What does it take to be a successful leader? How do you motivate your team and gain people's respect? In her keynote,

We cannot be more excited to finally reveal who is going to open the 12th edition of Berlin Buzzwords! Finding a suitable keynote speaker is always a challenge and especially in year 2 of virtual gatherings not any easier. So we are really happy to announce that Grace Francisco will join us this year!

CALL FOR PAPER EXTENDED! NEW DEADLINE: Thursday, 25th February, 2021 at midnight CET! We encourage all Big Data Open Source enthusiasts to submit ideas for talks, workshops, discussions, lightning talks, ask me anything sessions, and more