Women in FLOSS and Allies Gathering

Moderated by: Kirrily Robert
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4

Possible topics for discussion:

  • Experiences working on various FLOSS projects and in industry
  • Projects that are doing well at encouraging and supporting women — what are they doing and what can we learn?
  • Tools and resources for women and allies
  • Brainstorming specific improvements: eg. childcare at tech events, dealing with disruptive/offensive/toxic individuals, improving speaker ratios, tshirts that fit
  • Share recommended reading (books, blogs, FAQs, etc)
  • What’s it like to be an ally of women in FLOSS? What can allies do to help?
  • Dealing with burnout

This BOF will start out in our assigned room, and will be followed by an informal group dinner.

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Selena Deckelmann
07/23/2009 10:26am PDT

Can’t make it, but would like to note Code-n-splode as a model for effective projects—www.chesnok.com/daily/2009/...

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  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • SourceForge.net
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • MySpace.com
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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