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Conrad Hollomon

Program Manager | Techstars

Conrad Hollomon

Conrad Hollomon is Program Director of the Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars, a partnership to help the US government identify and support critical technologies being developed by deep-tech startups. His focus is on supporting companies at the earliest stages - helping founders, making awesome products, and helping founders make awesome products.

Conrad has spent the last decade building strong software development teams, in both individual contributor and leadership roles. He has worked on innovative technology products in wide-ranging verticals, from hardware platforms deployed to rural areas of Nepal and Tanzania, to consumer software products grossing hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. Conrad has also been featured in the tech community for his advocacy work improving access to STEM education for underrepresented communities. His previous initiative was building and growing the national nonprofit Operation Code, which helps transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses enter software development through open source technology


Building communities for junior contributors

As more and more people learn to code, junior developers are increasingly entering the world of open source software. Developer experience is even more critical when engaging junior developers who are working to build confidence in their skills. This talk will focus on how to build and nurture user communities that are open and welcoming to junior developers.


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