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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Traveling over one million miles to technology events in almost 100 countries and all seven continents has allowed me to experience, observe and learn a great deal about diversity. Join me as I share experiences, lessons learned, and a few great photos collaborating with technology communities around the world. In this session learn how you can get involved with global groups, technology events and social projects with a mission to foster and grow diversity and inclusion in science and technology.
My extensive travel experience has afforded me an opportunity experience technology cultures in unique places like Comoros, the only known matriarchal society on the planet. I want to inspire others by sharing a unique global perspective on diversity and inclusion.
Paul Swider is an International Speaker and the Chief Philanthropy Officer for RealActivity, a Boston-based SaaS startup, focused on streamlining healthcare using the Microsoft Cloud and proprietary software technology. Paul is also the Founder and Community Engagement leader for the Boston Healthcare Technology User Group.
Paul has passionate about travel and helping others. He has traveled the seven continents, over one million miles, to 98 TCC countries, all while organizing user groups, events and presenting at conferences in over 50 UN countries to date. Paul helped launch the Nairobi User Group, which is now one of East Africa's largest tech communities. His community work throughout West Africa, South Africa, Colombia, Palestine, the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico is held in high regard and many of the User Groups and communities he launched are still successful today.
Paul is an accomplished author of several developer books and, is viewed as an international expert in distributed Cloud software development and decentralized enterprise blockchain. Paul was first certified as a Microsoft engineer (MCSE. MCSD, MCT) in 1996 and has held enterprise certifications from Microsoft since that time. Paul was Awarded Azure MVP for 2019 and Azure most Influential in 2020.
Paul is currently based out of the Boston area and occasionally gets to chase the tides and winds as an avid sailor with his family and friends in Puerto Rico. -`ღ´-