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
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|
Open Source Bridge 2017
Sessions for this user
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."