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Southeast Women in Computing Celebration 2013
Enhance your Software Development Skills through
Open Source Participation

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Who Is Rose?

22 years
2 teenagers

B.S. and M.S.
Mathematics
My Firsts
My first personal computer:
Commodore 64

My first programming
language:
Fortran and LISP

First time I used the...
How Rose is Changing the World?
• Anita Borg Institute
– Inspiring & Connecting Women in Computing/Technology
– Grace Hopp...
Anita Borg Institute
Where We’ve Been
ANITA
BORG
STARTS
SYSTERS

ANITA
BORG
FOUNDS THE
INSTITUTE FOR
WOMEN IN
TECHNOLOGY
(IWT)

IWT IS
RENAMED:...
Where We’re Going
LAUNCH
NEW
ONLINE
PRESENCE

EXPAND GLOBAL
OUTREACH
BEYOND NORTH
AMERICA
& INDIA

2013

DEVELOP
ONLINE TO...
How Systers Change The World
• Community
• Pass-It-On Award
• Open source participation
– Mailman
– Google Summer of Code
What is Open Source?
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Openness
Transparency
Collaboration
Diversity
Rapid Prototyping
Why Open Source?
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Collaborative
For everyone, anywhere around the world
Goal is to create better software
Lice...
Improve Software Development Skills
• Work on Real-World Projects
– Importance of Software Development Cycle

• Global Col...
How Systers Change The World
• Open source participation
– Python Software Foundation
– Sahana Foundation
– Customized GNU...
Special Invitation
Speaker Information
Rosario (Rose) Robinson
rosario.robinson@gmail.com
@rosariorobinson
LinkedIn
Personal Website
Anita Bo...
Open Source Communities
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Google Summer of Code
Sahana Foundation
Python
PyLadies
Ruby
Ruby on Rails
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Open Source Projects/Opportunities
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Systers GNU Mailman (customized)
GNU Mailman
Python Software Fou...
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Southeast Women in Computing Celebration -- Open Source

  1. 1. Southeast Women in Computing Celebration 2013 Enhance your Software Development Skills through Open Source Participation Rose Robinson Changing the World
  2. 2. Who Is Rose? 22 years 2 teenagers B.S. and M.S. Mathematics
  3. 3. My Firsts My first personal computer: Commodore 64 My first programming language: Fortran and LISP First time I used the Internet: 1996
  4. 4. How Rose is Changing the World? • Anita Borg Institute – Inspiring & Connecting Women in Computing/Technology – Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing – Systers • • • • Open Source Zamrize Underrepresented Groups Atlanta Technical Community – Code for Atlanta – Rails Girls Atlanta – PyLadies Atlanta
  5. 5. Anita Borg Institute
  6. 6. Where We’ve Been ANITA BORG STARTS SYSTERS ANITA BORG FOUNDS THE INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY (IWT) IWT IS RENAMED: ANITA BORG INSTITUTE (ABI) GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION TRANSITIONS TO ANNUAL EVENT / AUDIENCES GROW ABI BEGINS TOP COMPANY: ANNOUNCES METRICS, BENCHMARKING GRACE HOPPER MOVES TO LARGER VENUE; ATTENDANCE GROWS 42% GHC INDIA GROWS 2X 1987 • 1994 • 1997 • 2002 • 2003 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 ANITA BORG & TELLE WHITNEY HOLD FIRST GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION TELLE WHITNEY NAMED CEO OF IWT ABI LAUNCHES WOMEN OF VISION ABI LAUNCHES FIRST LARGESCALE STUDY. # OF PARTNERS DOUBLE / REVENUE SPIKES GOOGLE MAKES LARGE STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN ABII GRACE HOPPER ATTRACTS ATTENDEES FROM 42 COUNTRIES
  7. 7. Where We’re Going LAUNCH NEW ONLINE PRESENCE EXPAND GLOBAL OUTREACH BEYOND NORTH AMERICA & INDIA 2013 DEVELOP ONLINE TOOLS + STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN IN COMPUTING AND ORGANIZATIONS • TRANSITION TO GLOBAL LEADER ON WOMEN IN COMPUTING EXPAND OUR GLOBAL REACH IN ASIA, SOUTH AMERICAN AND AFRICA BUILD AWARENESS OF THE ISSUE ON PAR WITH LEADING SOCIAL VENTURES LIKE CHARITY WATER 2014 • • • • • • • • and beyond • • • • • • • • EXPAND OUTREACH TO ADDITIONAL AUDIENCESI CREATE CONTENT THAT IS SHARED ON A VIRAL LEVEL DEVELOP RELATONSHIPS WITH 25% OF FORTUNE 500 IMPACT THE CULTURE AND DIVERSITY OF START-UP TECH COMPANIES
  8. 8. How Systers Change The World • Community • Pass-It-On Award • Open source participation – Mailman – Google Summer of Code
  9. 9. What is Open Source? • • • • • Openness Transparency Collaboration Diversity Rapid Prototyping
  10. 10. Why Open Source? • • • • • • Collaborative For everyone, anywhere around the world Goal is to create better software Licenses that gives FREE ACCESS TO CODE Open standards Best technology wins
  11. 11. Improve Software Development Skills • Work on Real-World Projects – Importance of Software Development Cycle • Global Collaboration – Open source is a global effort • Generalization  Specialization • Technical and Non-Technical – Code, Design, Documentation, QA • Code Repository (portfolio of your work) – Github, Subversion, Launchpad
  12. 12. How Systers Change The World • Open source participation – Python Software Foundation – Sahana Foundation – Customized GNU Mailman (Email List) – Google Summer of Code
  13. 13. Special Invitation
  14. 14. Speaker Information Rosario (Rose) Robinson rosario.robinson@gmail.com @rosariorobinson LinkedIn Personal Website Anita Borg Institute rosarior@anitaborg.org Systers systers-keeper@systers.org
  15. 15. Open Source Communities • • • • • • • • • • • Google Summer of Code Sahana Foundation Python PyLadies Ruby Ruby on Rails Rails Bridge Rails Girls Ubuntu Android RedHat
  16. 16. Open Source Projects/Opportunities • • • • • • • • • • • Systers GNU Mailman (customized) GNU Mailman Python Software Foundation Sahana Eden OpenMRS Wikimedia Foundation Wordpress Drupal World Wide Web Consortium (W3) Code for America Mifos (The community of open source micro finance)

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