women in open source

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During this year's Red Hat Summit in Boston, Mass., FOSS advocate Stormy Peters spoke to the annual Womens' Leadership Luncheon on creating effective change in our projects so that we can all help save the world.
2 comments Posted 20 Jul 2015 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
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In this interview, Women Who Code's Erica Stanley talks about the importance of mentoring and diversity in her career, and why it should be important to the everyone going forward. She also touches on how the Internet of Things (IoT) is developing and evolving, and gives a sneak peek of her talk at... Read more
0 comments Posted 3 Apr 2015 by Don Watkins Feed
The South California Linux Expo (SCALE) is an annual event aiming to provide educational opportunities on the topic of open source software. This is SCALE13X, and prior to the event I caught up with one of the speakers, Emily Durham, who will give a talk called Human Hacking.
2 comments Posted 12 Feb 2015 by Nitish Tiwari Feed
It's a problem that the tech industry struggles with in general, and OpenStack is no different: How do we create an environment that is open, inviting, and friendly to women, and how do we get more women involved?
1 comment Posted 11 Dec 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Women in computing and open source v5
Women are an underrepresented group in the open source world. According to data from the FLOSS 2013 survey, a little more than 10% of open source developers are women. But not everyone who wants to bring about change has the clout of a large organization or corporation. So, what can smaller groups... Read more
1 comment Posted 30 Sep 2014 by Joshua Allen Holm Feed
With mid-term evaluations just around the corner for many technology-focused summer internship programs, here's a closer look at how the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreach Program for Women (OPW) are helping mentors as well as interns.
0 comments Posted 30 Jul 2014 by Lars Kurth Feed
Upstream is a new podcast featuring interviews and conversations with people who are moving open source forward. The podcast is produced by Red Hat's Open Source and Standards team. In their first episode, Joe Brockmeier talks with Leslie Hawthorn of Elasticsearch about her Sunday morning keynote... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Jun 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
I'm a newcomer to the tech industry. I don't have a degree in Computer Science or Engineering. I'm a writer by trade and training, so coming to work for Red Hat after years of freelancing and crappy office jobs was a real shock. Which is to say, a pleasant shock. Tattoos? Sure. Pink hair? Oh, yes.... Read more
65 comments Posted 7 Feb 2014 by Jodi Biddle Feed
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Leslie Hawthorn is the new community manager at Elastic Search, an open source real time data and analytics company, and a member of the program committee for the Grace Hopper conference that is held each year to increase "visibility for the contributions of women to computing."
0 comments Posted 7 Feb 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
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There are rapidly growing feature set, high commit rates, and code contributions happening across the globe to Apache Hadoop and related Apache Software Foundation projects. However, the number of woman developers, committers, and Project Management Committee (PMC) members in this vast and... Read more
1 comment Posted 6 Feb 2014 by Ramya Sunil Feed

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