Past Meetup

The Open Source Survival Guide with Guest Speaker Coraline Ada Ehmke

Hosted by Girl Develop It Chicago

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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 transition their culture and technology stack from .NET to Ruby and Rails. As a co-founder of, 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!