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Wednesday, August 6 • 15:00 - 15:45
Outreach Program for Women: Lessons in Collaboration

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Since 2010, the GNOME Foundation’s Outreach Program for Women has provided 130 women with an opportunity to participate in remote internships with 23 Free Software organizations. 7 interns worked with Fedora. This talk will cover the history of the program, what makes it successful, how the same strategies can be used for engaging all new contributors, accomplishments of Fedora interns, what other initiatives help increase diversity in Free Software, and future plans.

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Marina Zhurakhinskaya

Community Engagement Lead, Red Hat
Marina Zhurakhinskaya is a community engagement lead at Red Hat and a board member at the GNOME Foundation and the Ada Initiative. She organizes the GNOME Foundation’s Outreach Program for Women. About 170 women have so far participated in the program's remote internships with dozens of Free and Open Source Software organizations, which included GNOME, Fedora, OpenStack, Wikimedia, the Linux kernel, and Mozilla. Marina uses her experience... Read More →


Wednesday August 6, 2014 15:00 - 15:45
T9:302 (24 person)

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