JJ Asghar

Title: Being an introvert and at a conference, not as hellish as you think it is.


I’d like to give some advice on how to deal with conferences as an introvert.

Over the last couple years I’ve grown and learned to engage with the tech community in ways that an introvert would find challenging. This talk will hopefully help the audience avoid some of the landmines that I have stepped on.

I want to help out my fellow introverts to realize that it’s OK to be an introvert at big conferences. We can enjoy them too.


Jj Asghar

Jj Asghar


JJ is a Sr. Partner Engineer at Chef, he was also the PTL for the Openstack-Chef project. He lives in Austin, Texas and has been part of the OpenStack community since Diablo’s release.

He enjoys a good strong stout, hoppy IPA, and some Dwarf Fortress. He’s a member of the Church of Emacs, and usually chooses Ubuntu over CentOS.

He’s a father and husband, if he’s not trying to automate his job away he’s trying to convince his daughters to “let the bot’s do the work for them.”