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Kara Sowles is a Community Manager at Puppet Labs, a tech company in Portland, Oregon. She speaks on user groups, community, and planning great events. After working at Puppet Labs during the day, she goes home and makes stop motion animated films with real puppets at night. The irony is not lost on her.


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Alcohol and Inclusivity: Planning Tech Events with Non-Alcoholic Options

Confronting the assumed use of alcohol forces admission of other issues long swept under the tech industry’s rug.