WoMoz - Women Mozilla


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Women & Mozilla ("WoMoz") a community composed of members from different Open Source projects. We are mainly dedicated to improving women's visibility and involvement in Free/Open Source and Mozilla, and to increase the number of women contributors.

Anyone can participate in this project, regardless of sex, age, job, etc. We are united by the common goal of promoting women's visibility and involvement in open source communities.

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WoMoz - Women Mozilla

  1. 1. • For Freedom of speech• Encouragement• Awareness• Motivation• Come Forward Like a Leader
  2. 2. Mitchell Baker – Head &Chairperson of MozillaFoundation, Chairperson MozillaCorporation Satoko Takita – Chairman Mozilla Japan
  3. 3. FOSS is often « unknown » and suffers frommisconceptions •Women don’t have much knowledge on programming. •They don’t show their interest in technical aspects.
  4. 4. • Women are playing key roles in corporate sectors.• Indian women have come across a long way.• They are very good at coding and programming and showmuch interest in technical aspects when compared to fewmen.• Indian women come forward, and able to make situationsaccordingly. Adele SangeetaGoldberg Neelam Talwar Dhawan DeLisa Anita Borg Sue V. M. Alexander Rometty Gardner
  5. 5. • Ubuntu Women• GNOME Women• PHP Women• DrupalChix• Linuxchix• Debian Women
  6. 6. www.womoz.org WoMoz!What is WoMoz for?Meeting point open to all, where women can meet otherFLOSS contributors (ML, IRC, wiki, blog)GOAL?Help contribute to FLOSS & Mozilla: localization, events,QA, evangelism, community marketing, development...
  7. 7. You Need To Be a Coder:
  8. 8. • Localization • System Analysis• Design • Quality Assurance• Support • Documentation• Events • Blogging• Bugs• Marketing• Code
  9. 9. Men 95% <= Women 5%Source : FLOSSPOLS, 2004 - 2006
  10. 10. -No one knows • Lack of interest or experience. • Hesitation to come forward. • Self-doubts and lack of confidence. • Hard to get involved. • Unwanted attention. (OMG a g1rl!!)
  11. 11. • You are not alone.• We are here for you.• Guides you develops you.• Provide role models• Give tutorials According yourinterest topics• Mentoring project
  12. 12. • Present your Idea’s.• Share them• Be Creative• Increase Contribution % of womenin FLOSS.• Find opportunities to collaborate withMozilla developers
  13. 13. 1) IRC 8) Compitions2) Mailing Lists 9) Tech. Challenges3) Wiki 10) Exiting Gifts4) Blogs5) Videos6) Meetings7) Regional seminars • irc.mozilla.org: #womoz • www.womoz.org
  14. 14. • Join Us…………• Come up with your idea’s• Let’s use it….. and makewomen communityproud……..
  15. 15. Presenter : Komal GandhiAccessory : Divya Thakre
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