Katheryn Sutter



an indefatigable DIY tinkerer — user of Free-Open-Source-Software and Debian OS for day-to-day computing since 2003 —
Katheryn Sutter PhD Urban and Public Affairs, BS Human Resources and Family Studies

Open Source Bridge 2017 Birds of a Feather

Proposals for this user

* Women in free libre open source projects: facilitated discussion (Confirmed)

In the spirit of analyzing ideas, wrestling with them, and engaging in active praxis, a moderated brainstorm answering the question of "What works best for supporting women's contributions to free-libre open-source projects?"
Birds of a Feather session 2017-05-05 03:54:55 +0000
Katheryn Sutter

Open Source Bridge 2017

Sessions for this user

* In 1968 Mom built a computer: women's routes as technologists

On the surface, this story shares vignettes about my Mom. But its purpose is to increase awareness of human resources in technology, and overlooked pathways of young technologiests. "c. 1973 RCA hired her for the chip prototyping lab. Her new co-workers compared each other's crochet at lunch. A marathon week of late-night needlework bought her acceptance and promotion to supervisor. She told me stories about the ladies who wrapped wires for NASA a few years before, about women's centuries of fingers in technical fiber-crafts finally being noticed when it put men on the moon."
Katheryn Sutter