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The Open Source Survival Guide with Guest Speaker Coraline Ada Ehmke

Girl Develop It Chicago is pleased to announce our first guest speaker of 2014! This free talk is a great introduction to open source projects and is suitable both for beginners and more advanced developers. 

The Open Source Survival Guide

Open source software powers almost every aspect of our online lives, and developers are often judged (and even screened) by their contributions to open source projects. But only 2% of contributors to open source are women. This talk will explore open source as an expression of our shared values, provide practical tips for getting started, and outline strategies for meeting the special challenges that women face in participating in open source.

About the Speaker

Coraline Ada Ehmke is a speaker, author, teacher, open source advocate and technologist with 20 years of experience developing apps for the web. Her current interests include services and APIs, business intelligence, machine learning, and predictive analytics. She's currently helping Apartments.com transition their culture and technology stack from .NET to Ruby and Rails. As a co-founder of LGBTech.org, she works diligently to promote diversity and inclusivity in the tech industry.

Due to such overwhelming interest, we will be streaming Coraline's talk. The link to the public Google Hangout stream will be sent out to people on the waitlist shortly before the talk begins. Jump on the waitlist to receive the link!

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  • stacy h.

    The live streaming was great. Thanks to Coraline for an inspiring talk.

    February 12, 2014

  • Joy S.

    Wonderful! Thank you Coraline!

    February 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you have any feedback about the live video stream, you can leave comments here!

    February 8, 2014

  • Marie H.

    Good discussion topic.

    February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    February 7, 2014

  • Cora H.

    I feel a cold coming on, no one wants me to share. :)

    February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Due to such overwhelming interest, we will be streaming Coraline's talk. The link to the public Google Hangout stream will be sent out to people on the waitlist shortly before the talk begins. Jump on the waitlist to receive the link!

    4 · February 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is the first time we will have streamed an event, so I can't promise the feed will have good audio or video. If the feed has technical issues, there is nothing we will be able to do tonight to fix it.

      February 7, 2014

  • stacy h.

    I will open up a spot as well and stream instead.

    February 7, 2014

  • Kelly

    I will move to the waitlist and stream the talk instead. This will open a spot.

    February 7, 2014

  • Tina K.

    Will this be broadcast anywhere? I won't be in the Chicago area but am really interested in open source.

    2 · February 2, 2014

    • Erin W.

      I'd love to see or hear about this too and can't make it. Even if it was just a google hangout we could join and listen in?

      1 · February 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We're going to try and post this as a Google hangout. I'll send the link out tomorrow to everyone on the waitlist!

      February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Web admin interested in learning something new

    February 1, 2014

  • stacy h.

    Looking forward to learning more about coding from this community and participating in the great events.
    Thanks

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Miranda P.

    So excited for this opportunity!

    2 · January 22, 2014

  • Joy S.

    I'm super excited for this Meetup! Can't Wait

    January 22, 2014

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