Women in Free and/or Open Source Software Panel (Triangle Linux User's Group)

This is a cross-posted event, hosted by the Triangle Linux Users Group. For more information, please visit http://trilug.org/2014-06-12/women-in-foss

Topic: Women in Free and/or Open Source Software, with moderator Julia Elman.
When: Thursday, 12th June 2014, 7pm (pizza from 6:50pm)
Where: NC State Engineering Building 2 Room 1021, Centennial Campus
Parking: The parking decks and Oval Drive street parking are free after 5pm
Public Transit: Wolfline Summer Service and Capital Area Transit.
Sponsor: Open Invention Network

Come hear from talented women who are contributing to various Free and/or Open Source Software (F/OSS) projects.

Confirmed Panelists:

Karen Tracey: Django Core Committer, Lead Developer and Technical Manager at Caktus Consulting Group, LLC., Crossword Constructor and Crazy Cat Lady.

Andrea Villanes: Co-founder of Women in Technology Peru, winner of the Anita Pass-It-On award for her outreach work in Peru, and Data Scientist at the Institute for Advanced Analytics.

Sandi Metz: Sandi Metz distilled 30+ years of experience into her book "Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby" (http://poodr.com), which reflects a deep bias towards practical solutions and working software. She worked for many years at Duke University but now independently consults and teaches.

Amy Hendrix: Amy Hendrix is a regular core contributor and community leader for WordPress. She works as a Web Engineer at 10up.com, teaches on web-dev-related matters for Girl Develop It, and messes around with swords.

Lenore Ramm: Development/tier-4 support/operations for Identity Management team at Duke. An artist with a bachelor's in Computer Science.


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  • Mae B.

    This was fantastic! Thanks so much for putting on this event! Thought folks might appreciate this article on the more subtle effects of gender in the workplace. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/...­=

    1 · June 18

  • Risa P.

    I am amazed that the number of girls has not increased since the 1970s. I can still go places and be the only girl in the room.

    June 14

  • Jamie B.

    Informative and interesting. I hope a similar event takes place with a different set of panelists.

    June 13

  • Liz

    Oh how I wish I could go to this! I know this is a panel discussion, but if there are any slides or other resources after the fact, I sure would appreciate them.

    1 · June 12

    • Meee2

      Me too! Online resources would be great, as due to unforeseeable events, I too was unable to attend.

      June 12

    • Sarah K.

      There's a streamcast, we'll post the link as soon as we can!

      2 · June 12

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