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Amanda Sopkin is a software engineering manager at Autodesk, in a division focused on connecting businesses in the pre-construction industry. Amanda has spoken on topics in software engineering at conferences including PyCon, SeaGL, and Codemotion.
The labor movement and free software are natural complements to one another, since they both depend on and empower groups of workers committed to a shared goal and a higher purpose. In this talk, Amanda discusses how these movements are related, how free software can meet the practical technology needs of labor organizations, and where these two movements are currently intersecting.