Women and technology

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This slide is a brief glimpse of the current scenario of Women involvement in technology (FOSS to be more specific), the reason for the shocking statistics and how things can be made better.

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Women and technology

  1. 1. When one woman helps another, amazing things can happen….
  2. 2. From 1.1% to 11% 120 100 80 Men 60 Women 40 20 0 2002 2013
  3. 3. Some common unfriendly terms • Women hate us geeks • OMG a girl! • They're just not interested
  4. 4. Myths about FOSS • You need to be a coder
  5. 5. • You're on your own
  6. 6. • Degree Mandatory
  7. 7. How to change things? • More visibility • No discrimination • E po er women • All o tri utio s are alua le
  8. 8. What opportunities are there for women? Outreach Program for Women
  9. 9. What opportunities are there for women? WoMoz – Women in Mozilla
  10. 10. Similar other groups: • • • • • • Ubuntu Women GNOME Women PHP Women DrupalChix Linuxchix Debian Women
  11. 11. Some inspirations for all of us: Dame Steve Shirley, the World’s First Freelance Programmer Mitchell Baker – Head & Chairperson of Mozilla Foundation, Chairperson Mozilla Corporation
  12. 12. Questions
  13. 13. About the speaker: Priyanka Nag Website: priynag.in Twitter: @priynag E-mail: priynag@gmail.com

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