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Kelsey Hightower Channels Maya Angelou to Talk About Race at GopherCon

ben profile image Ben Halpern ・8 min read

Paying homage to Maya Angelou's Still I Rise poem, Kelsey Hightower delivered a powerful opening talk at GopherCon. I was not there to see it, but I smiled and teared up when it showed up in my Twitter feed. Kelsey used poetry to talk about race, programming, and togetherness. I felt compelled to share this speech alongside some of Kelsey's other public thoughts leading up to the event.

Kelsey on July 9th: 

Kelsey on March 12th:

Thank you for your beautiful words.

To find out all about Kelsey's work, check out his appearance on Software Engineering Daily: Kubernetes, Docker, and the Distributed Operating System with Kelsey Hightower.

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