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  • So let’s have a brief recap of what open source is
  • So let’s have a brief recap of what open source is
  • CodeSome popular world-class open source projects are Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, RubyCollaborationCollaborative tools are the backbone of the open source way. Tools include version control systems, IRC, mailing lists, wikis, blogs to help developers working on building code together. CommunitySharing ideas and developing code across the Internet with developers all over the globe forms the community for most open source projects.
  • Big words right? Seems like something a woman can’t do?
  • One of the advocates of this project is Mozilla, a free software community known for Firefox
  • Inspiration
  • Those are the main concerns of the Women and Mozilla initiative of Mozilla, one of the projects of open web advocates to empower women in the field of free and open source technologies.
  • All the things men can do, actually~

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  • Women and the Open Web 7 Sept 2013 | PUP Sta. Mesa
  • HELLO! I’m Faye. • Industrial engineering graduate • Mozilla Rep since 2011 • Web enthusiast • Systems and procedures staff in a car manufacturing company
  • 3C’s of Open Source •Code •Collaboration •Community OSI, 2008
  • Open Web Bringing open standards to the Web
  • How to do it •Using open source Web frameworks, tools and technologies •Contribute by reporting bugs in open web technologies •Join communities and help educate others
  • Mozilla Representatives Firefox Student Ambassadors
  • WHERE DO WOMEN COME IN?
  • •Over 50% of humans are women •Half of your potential users are women ….and yet there is a low presence of women in open web initiatives.
  • • Mitchell Baker Mozilla Chief Lizard Wrangler Chairperson of Mozilla Foundation Chairperson and former CEO of Mozilla Corporation
  • Our goals • Increase gender diversity in Mozilla communities • Improve visibility and involvement of women in FLOSS projects • Empower women in the industry
  • HOW CAN WOMEN CONTRIBUTE?
  • HOW CAN WOMEN CONTRIBUTE? • Bugs reporting • Code • Design • Documentation • Events organization • Localization • Marketing • Support • And the list goes on…
  • HOW TO GET WOMEN INVOLVED?
  • How to get women involved? •No sexist jokes •Make women feel expected on events (like this!)
  • What will we do? • Recruit women the WoMoz initiative in the Philippines • Organize events together! • Improve the online presence of the cause! • Join tech events and promote the cause • Promote Mozilla Reps/Student Reps to women
  • ANYONE CAN JOIN. Regardless of age, gender, industry, ANYTHING!
  • Join the WoMoz initiative • Mailing List (womoz@lists.womoz.org ) Subscribe through http://bit.ly/womozlist • Wiki (https://wiki.mozilla.org/WoMoz) • Twitter (@womozilla) www.womoz.org
  • My Contact Details fayetandog@mozillaph.org @fayetandog fb.me/fayetandog