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Conferences from Home: Girl Geek X Elevate 2020 – How to Quickly Ramp Up on Open Source

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“Employees who contribute to open source can learn a lot of new software this way, and it’s a great way to work in something you’re passionate about and boost your resume. As engineers you always want to have an impact, and one of the nice things about open source is this very lasting impact on software. It’s always there, it’s open, and it’s not bound within one company.”

– Marianna Tessel, Intuit CTO.

As leaders in the open source movement at Intuit, Marianna Tessel and Intuit staff software engineer, Rocio Montes shared their experiences and perspectives in a fireside chat during the Girl Geek X Elevate 2020 virtual event. In their session, How to Quickly Ramp Up on Open Source, they discussed the global culture and community of open source, the role it plays in driving innovation for our products, and how people can get involved.

To learn why open source matters for Intuit and developers around the world—and what it can do for your career and skills—view the full video of the fireside chat here

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Marianna Tessel is CTO at Intuit. She oversees Intuit’s technology strategy and leads all of Intuit’s product engineering, data science, information technology and information security teams worldwide, harnessing advanced technology that helps power prosperity for our customers and partners around the world. Tessel earned a B.S. in computer science from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and has coursework toward an M.S. in computer science and brain research from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

Rocio Montes is a Staff Software Engineer leading Open Source and Inner Source at Intuit. She works in the Intuit Office of the Chief Architect, creating tools and solutions that make the Open Source & Inner Source initiatives successful. Montes has a B.S. in Software Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.