Form an orderly queue, ladies
 how to really get more women involved in FOSS


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  • this is excellent and well designed!!
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  • Thank you for all of your kind comments!

    @caitling I think there are lots of reasons why women don't participate in FOSS projects (and each reason will be unique to that individual). I think we need to start looking forward to find new ways to encourage women into being comfortable using software instead of focusing on where the problems have been in the past. For example: there are lots of jobs available now to work on open source projects. It's no longer just a hobby!!
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  • Fabulous! Thank you so much for pulling this all together in such a compelling and witty way.



    Seems like another reason women may not participate in open source projects as much is simply the time -- after work, there's child care and everything else -- so pro bono work is less possible. Are there ways to participate in smaller chunks that don't require hours at a stretch?
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  • I've seen Emma give this talk twice, and it is fantastic. Finally, a call to action for all those who want to see the World Domination of Open Source, and a path forward to increasing the number of women who are active in our communities.
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  • impressing! Provoking! This tribute for women is really brilliant. Congratulations Emmajane.
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  1. 1. Form an orderly queue, ladies how to really get more women involved in FOSS emma jane hogbin
  2. 2. I am IAM
  3. 3. Sorry A boot eh?
  4. 4. 1995: I discovered the Internet
  5. 5. BSD         OSX Debian         Mepis         Ubuntu
  6. 6. Drupal drupal.org/user/1773 morten.dk
  7. 7. emmajane: user/3
  8. 8. 10,218 members built with drupal 5 www.crochetme.com
  9. 9. 10,233 members built with drupal 5 www.crochetme.com
  10. 10. emmajanedotnet
  11. 11. 155,916 members ruby on rails www.ravelry.com codemonkey.ravelry.com
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