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Coffee and Open Source

Isaac Levin

Join host Isaac Levin as he has great conversations with folks in the technology and Open Source Community Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coffeandopensource/support

Demetris Cheatham
Mar 17 2022
Demetris Cheatham
Demetris Cheatham is the Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at GitHub. She is responsible for leading the company’s long-term strategy across four pillars: People, Platform, Policy, and Philanthropy. Her work includes aligning diversity, inclusion and belonging to the company’s global expansion, growth and business strategy, and plan for the future footprint of its workforce.  Prior to joining GitHub, Demetris was the Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead for Red Hat where she was responsible for implementing the diversity and inclusion strategy for the company and its 15,000+ employees located around the world. Demetris also previously served as the Chief of Staff to the Chair Pro Tempore (Vice Chair) of the Council of the District of Columbia and the Committee on Business and Economic Development which had oversight of government agencies with a collective budget of over $2.6B.  Demetris started her career as a Technology Analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York and was later selected as the first woman and youngest Executive Director to lead the National Bar Association, the nation’s oldest and largest international network of over 65,000 predominantly African-American attorneys and judges.  Demetris is a lecturer at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management where she teaches Introduction to Entrepreneurship. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee at Ravenscroft School and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  Demetris was recognized as a National Business Journal Influencers: Rising Star, received the 2019 Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Award and was awarded the Mayor’s Award for Commitment to Community. She was previously named to the Power 100 List for Black Lawyers in America.  Demetris earned a B.S. in Computer Science with honors from North Carolina A&T State University and a JD/MBA from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the University of Maryland Robert F. Smith School of Business, respectively. She is a licensed attorney in the State of Maryland and a certified Executive Coach. Demetris lives in North Carolina with her husband, Cornelius, and daughter Zahra Joy.  You can follow Demetris on Social Media    SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST  - Spotify:   - Apple Podcasts:   - Google Podcasts:   - RSS:   You can check out more episodes of Coffee and Open Source on and Open Source is hosted by Isaac Levin ( Support this podcast:
Clark Sell
Feb 9 2022
Clark Sell
Clark is a community builder, living somewhere along the IL/WI border. He is married to his best friend, amazing wife, business partner, and they share the joys of raising two kids.   He is a historically trained software developer, architect, product manager, and has managed to fool companies such as Allstate, Microsoft, Telerik to let this crazy passionate, entrepreneurial, see no boundaries of a person work for them. He and his wife have founded two companies THAT Conference and Unspecified.   He fell backward into software development because computers help people scale. It's his love for people, his love for helping one another, that's led him to a life of building products that build communities. It's his mission to create software that connects people in a more profound and meaningful way.   Today, THAT Conference is one of the largest Family Friendly Technology Conferences. During the pandemic, they created a SAAS platform to connect geeks across the globe. Unspecified is their boutique software development company. They take their extensive enterprise application skills and help small businesses build software to better their business.   Regardless of titles, he will always call himself a practitioner.   You can follow Clark on Social Media        PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST   - Spotify: Apple Podcasts: Google Podcasts: h RSS:   You can check out more episodes of Coffee and Open Source on   Coffee and Open Source is hosted by Isaac Levin ( Support this podcast: