Open Source: Open to whom?

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 2:30 – 3:15pm in B204

Excerpt

What makes the culture of open source so hostile to women and how can we as individuals act to change it?

Description

What makes the culture of open source so hostile to women and how can we as individuals act to change it? This talk will begin with some theoretical exploration of how open source came to be this way, but most of the talk will focus on practical instructions listeners can implement right away.

Speaking experience

Speaker

  • Valerie Aurora

    The Ada Initiative

    Biography

    Valerie Aurora has over ten years of experience as both a Linux kernel developer and as a women in open source advocate. She worked as an operating systems developer for several leading open source companies, including Red Hat, IBM, and Sun Microsystems. She designed, wrote code, and conducted research in the fields of file systems and networking. During the same period, she contributed over 5000 hours of volunteer time as a leading women in open source advocate.

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