Women's in Open Source(Mozilla)

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Women's in Open Source(Mozilla)

  1. 1. Presenter :
  2. 2. • For Freedom of speech • Encouragement • Awareness • Motivation • Come Forward Like a Leader
  3. 3. Mitchell Baker – Head & Chairperson of Mozilla Foundation, Chairperson Mozilla Corporation Satoko Takita – Chairman Mozilla Japan
  4. 4. FOSS is often « unknown » and suffers from misconceptions •Women don’t have much knowledge on programming. •They don’t show their interest in technical aspects. “Free and Open Source Software”
  5. 5. • 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 show much interest in technical aspects when compared to few men. • Indian women come forward, and able to make situations accordingly. Sangeeta Talwar Neelam Dhawan Anita Borg DeLisa Alexander Sue Gardner Adele Goldberg V. M. Rometty
  6. 6. • Ubuntu Women • GNOME Women • PHP Women • DrupalChix • Linuxchix • Debian Women
  7. 7. www.womoz.org What is WoMoz for? Meeting point open to all, where women can meet other FLOSS contributors (ML, IRC, wiki, blog) GOAL? Help contribute to FLOSS & Mozilla: localization, events, QA, evangelism, community marketing, development... WoMoz!
  8. 8. You Need To Be a Coder:
  9. 9. • Localization • Design • Support • Events • Bugs • Marketing • Code • System Analysis • Quality Assurance • Documentation • Blogging
  10. 10. Men 95% <= Women 5% Source : FLOSSPOLS, 2004 - 2006
  11. 11. -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!!)
  12. 12. • You are not alone. • We are here for you. • Guides you develops you. • Provide role models • Give tutorials According your interest topics • Mentoring project
  13. 13. • Present your Idea’s. • Share them • Increase Contribution % of women in FLOSS. • Be Creative • Find opportunities to collaborate with Mozilla developers
  14. 14. • irc.mozilla.org: #womoz • www.womoz.org 1) IRC 2) Mailing Lists 3) Wiki 4) Blogs 5) Videos 6) Meetings 7) Regional seminars 8) Competitions 9) Tech. Challenges 10) Exiting Gifts
  15. 15. • Join Us………… • Come up with your idea’s • Let’s use it….. and make women community proud……..

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