Valerie Aurora

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.

Open Source Bridge 2013

Sessions for this user

* Diversity in open source: What's changed in 2012 and 2013

A few stories we will cover: * 20% women attendees at PyCon US 2013 * 85% of JSConf attendees donated to women in open tech/culture * The success of Black Girls Code * Conferences with 100% white male speakers are now called out for not trying hard enough to find good speakers * Mozilla's adoption of community guidelines that prevent advocacy of discrimination on Planet Mozilla and other Mozilla forums * The rapid growth of PyLadies
Culture
Valerie Aurora, Sumana Harihareswara, Ashe Dryden, Liz Henry, Asheesh Laroia

Open Source Bridge 2011

Sessions for this user

* Open Source: Open to whom?

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