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23 women in open source to follow on Twitter
23 #ILookLikeanEngineer women in open source to follow on Twitter
During the past few weeks, women in computing have been posting photos of themselves on Twitter along with the hashtag #ILookLikeanEngineer. The posts are in response to an article by Isis Anchalee, This Is What an Engineer Looks like…. In her article, Isis explains that her photo was included in a recruiting campaign for her employer, and she was unprepared for the responses her image provoked. "Some people think I’m not making the right face. Others think that this is unbelievable as to what female engineers look like," she writes.
And then she put out a call for other people to help redefine "what an engineer should look like".
Women in a variety of computing roles responded. Some of the women officially hold a computer engineering job title or studied engineering in college, whereas others wear a range of technical hats professionally or for fun. I browsed through dozens of responses and pulled out a list of women in open source to follow on Twitter.
@abernathyca | Christine Abernathy
God, family, friends, sports, in that order.
— Christine Abernathy (@abernathyca) August 4, 2015
@pipix | Alicia Gibb
as herself | aliciagibb.com
— Alicia Gibb (@pipix) August 5, 2015
@sailorhg | sailor mercury
founder of bubblesort zines shop.bubblesort.io | computer scientist girl armed with a bubble gun | previously @airbnb @asimo @univ_of_tokyo @mit
— sailor mercury (@sailorhg) August 3, 2015
@maco_nix | maco
#ArtsAndCraftsRevival #Quaker #SCAdian I'm a software engineer and think the Luddites had a point. amateur experimental archeologist. she/her
— maco (@maco_nix) August 9, 2015
@CarlaSchroder | Carla Schroder
Technical writer at ownCloud, uber Linux geek, ace author of Linux books and articles, all-around tinkerer and doitmeselfer.
— Carla Schroder (@CarlaSchroder) August 5, 2015
@LizQuilty | Liz Quilty
Linux Sysadmin at Rimuhosting, Arduino, robotics, code, hackering (not cracking), science! Over all - i'm amazingly awesome!
— Liz Quilty ♡ (@LizQuilty) August 5, 2015
@sarahsharp | Sarah Sharp
Yocto/embedded developer, former Linux kernel developer, bicyclist, gardener, and geek.
— Sarah Sharp (@sarahsharp) August 4, 2015
@JLUnrein | Jess Unrein
Alumna of @devbootcamp @VISTAbuzz @knoxcollege1837. Doing the life thing, with moderate success.
— Jess Unrein (@JLUnrein) August 8, 2015
@paperbackdragon | Heather
writer, reader, gamer, programmer, music and sushi lover
— Heather (@paperbackdragon) August 7, 2015
@adasilvaphd | A DaSilva
Scientist. Python coder. STEM educator. Always learning something new.
— A DaSilva (@adasilvaphd) August 5, 2015
@RaeKnowler | Rae Knowler
Fearless #OpenData hunter, Python/PHP dev, feminist, science fiction fan, materials scientist at heart. They/their. @zarkonnen_com and I made @CrowdPee.
— Rae Knowler (@RaeKnowler) August 5, 2015
@rocketshipmom | Alex DeWolf
Expert on planetary data centers, currently @maven2mars & @UAEMarsMission. Mom, knitter, runner, former philologist. @Wellesley & @PeaceCorps alumna.
— Alex DeWolfe (@rocketshipmom) August 4, 2015
@violadolayinka | Viola O.
Software Engineering Fellow @Hackbright Academy. Formerly @FWD_us. Thriving & lovin it all at the same time! #Believer @Templeuniv grad. #Naija
— Viola O. (@violadolayinka) August 4, 2015
@chit_raa | Chitra Singh
Dogs | Code | Design | Coffee
— Chitra Singh (@chit_raa) August 4, 2015
@nehanarkhede | Neha Narkhede
Co-founder @confluentinc, Co-creator of @apachekafka. Previously, streams infrastructure lead @LinkedIn, Globetrotter, Wannabe photographer
— Neha Narkhede (@nehanarkhede) August 4, 2015
@thatdocslady | Mikey Ariel
Tech writer @ #RedHat. #writethedocs documentarian. #djangogirls organizer. Dancer. Videographer. Black-belt traveler. Will sleep when dead. I speak for myself.
— Mikey Ariel (@thatdocslady) August 4, 2015
@abbycabs | Abby Cabunoc Mayes
Lead developer, Mozilla Science Lab (@MozillaScience) (web + science = ♥) alum:@OICR_news @wormbase @uwaterloo // Fully known & truly loved
— Abby Cabunoc Mayes (@abbycabs) August 4, 2015
@SarahFrisk | Sarah Frisk
Where Code Meets Art. sarahfrisk.com
— Sarah Frisk (@SarahFrisk) August 4, 2015
@skchinmayi | skchinmayi
hacker , wildlifer , photographer, feminist , traveler , adventurer.
— skchinmayi (@skchinmayi) August 4, 2015
@misshelenasue | Helena Zubkow
Front-end Drupal Developer @Lullabot • Accessibility Advocate @Accessibots • Paleontology Geek • Technicolor Soul
— Helena Zubkow (@misshelenasue) August 4, 2015
@kytrinyx | Katrina Owen
I make exercism.io.
— Katrina Owen (@kytrinyx) August 3, 2015
@meghanhade | Meghan Hade
Urban planner, software engineer @mapzen, designer, runner, cyclist. Usually a San Franciscan but sometimes a San Franciscan'teven. meghan.io
— Meghan Hade (@meghanhade) August 4, 2015
@fulgenteft | Camille Teicheira
hackrrrrr. like riot grrrl, but this decade. | developer @mapbox
— Camille Teicheira (@fulgenteft) August 3, 2015
If you want to join the ranks of women working in computing, check out a follow-up article by Isis Anchalee, So You Want to Learn How to Code.
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This article is part of the Diversity in Open Source series to help foster an inclusive and welcoming environment by publishing a diverse range of voices on a variety of international open source topics.