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What is the Women & Mozilla project? What have we done in 2010, and what will we do in 2011.

What is the Women & Mozilla project? What have we done in 2010, and what will we do in 2011.

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    • Women & MozillaImprove Diversity, Involve more women in FLOSS & Mozilla
    • Quick Overview Somenumbers
    • Women in FLOSS Men Men 72% 98% Women Were here! 28% Women 2% Proprietary FLOSS Source : FLOSSPOLS, 2004 - 2006
    • But Why?
    • Some Reasons• Discrimination / sexist jokes
    • Some Reasons• Discrimination / sexist jokes• Access to computers
    • Just look M W 1 usest 12 14.5 st1 bought 15 19 Source: FLOSSPOLS, 2004 - 2006
    • Some Reasons• Discrimination / sexist jokes• Access to computers• Few women study IT / CS fieldsThe problem concerns IT in general, not only FLOSS
    • FLOSS & MythsFLOSS is often « unknown » andsuffers from misconceptions.
    • Rule #1: Codito, ergo sum You have to code
    • • Localization • Documentation• Design • Bugs• Support • Marketing• Events • Code • ...
    • Rule #2: Youre on your own Fight for your life
    • Rule #3: Degree Mandatory Proove that E = mc²
    • How to Change Things• More visibility• No discrimination• Empower women• All contributions are valuable
    • Women & Mozilla● Mozilla now has WoMoz : www.womoz.org● Open to all● Goals : help women contribute, attractmore women, give them more visibility
    • 2010 Roadmap• Education• Help in contribution• More visibility: posts, interviews• Empower women• Surveys
    • To-Do 2011• More empowering women: • Workshops, Add-ons, Games...• Continue: Visibility, education, presentations, Diversity Charter...• More women in Moz
    • Survey Results• Survey 1: internal → women in local Mozilla communities• Survey 2: external → entire Moz community
    • Internal Survey• Reach out to women• Not enough in dev!• TIME = Big Issue• < 10% in communities
    • External Survey• Discrimination: Still big issue •« Prefer no women and good code » •« They cant drive, why should they be able to program? » •« They are too busy making sandwiches »
    • External Survey
    • External Survey
    • External Survey
    • External Survey
    • WoMoz Tools1) IRC2) Mailing List3) Wiki4) Blog5) Videoirc.mozilla.org : #womoz www.womoz.org
    • Questions?<delphine@mozilla.com>