Getting started in open source can be daunting—especially if you're new to the world of open source software (or hardware), or if you are a minority in the space. But, never fear! We've got you covered with excellent reads to help you navigate the territory. First, vote in our poll and let us know... Read more
6 comments Posted 17 Aug 2015 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
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Getting started with contributing to open source can be tricky, so the following is a list of suggestions I have as a women in the community for other women and girls out there to make it easier.
6 comments Posted 7 Jan 2015 by Elizabeth K. Joseph Feed
Women in open source are making revolutionary contributions and paving the way for others as they innovate in the field. Today, get a healthy dose of knowledge on the subject with a quick spotlight on five talented women in open source. And, a few give advice on working in tech.
2 comments Posted 9 Oct 2014 by Adam Levenson Feed
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Gina Likins attended open source tech conference OSCON 2014 this year and recounts her experience. She says, practice makes perfect. makes perfect.
1 comment Posted 21 Aug 2014 by Gina Likins (Red Hat) Feed
I was introduced to the Wikimedia movement primarily as a communications consultant for Wikimedia Foundation’s first Global South project that began in India in 2011. My work with the Wikimedia Foundation and editing Wikipedia has helped me take a hard look at myself as a woman of colour from India... Read more
13 comments Posted 27 Jan 2014 by Noopur Raval Feed
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Welcome to Opensource.com's Women in Open Source Week Opensource.com will highlight the efforts of women in open source from January 27 through February 7. We will be focusing some of our content specifically on women working in free and open source software fields and collaborating on projects... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Jan 2014 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
open source news and highlights
Open source news for your reading pleasure. January 13-17, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, you'll learn about some new partnerships that could lead to some new open source tech. Here's what we found:
1 comment Posted 17 Jan 2014 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed
Women use the Internet 17% more than their male counterparts yet are underrepresented in programming and open source. Public libraries (and public schools) have a critical role to play with improving the dearth of diversity in coding and open source. Over the holidays, I completely lost my... Read more
5 comments Posted 12 Jan 2014 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Have a code of conduct at your tech conference
One of the best emails to get before a conference you're psyched to attend is the one that outlines all the final details. It links to the final speakers' schedule, reminds you of important things like where to park and when to check-in, and of course, that email tells you about the fun parties.... Read more
27 comments Posted 20 Nov 2013 by Ginny Skalski (Red Hat) Feed
free and open source opportunities for women
The Linux Foundation became a sponsor for the FOSS Outreach Program for Women earlier this year, choosing seven interns to hack on the Linux kernel from June through September. And, the results are in: the intern group ranked among the largest contributors to Linux kernel 3.12.
5 comments Posted 11 Nov 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed