In the lead up to the next round of the GNOME Outreach Program for Women (https://gnome.org/opw/) (application deadline 10/22/2014), we're hosting a series of meetups around getting involved in free and open source software development.
To kick off of the series, we've organized a fabulous panel:
6:30-7:00 Appetizers and Socializing
7:00-8:45 Panel Discussion and Q&A
Isabel Jimenez (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimenezisabel) is currently working on Mesos, on HTTP authentication support. Here is her first post about her OPW internship: http://blog.isabeljimenez.com/foss-apache-mesos-and-me
Sara Guimarães Ribeiro (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sara-guimar%C3%A3es-ribeiro/8a/561/3b0) is currently working on GNOME, adding calendar support into Getting Things GNOME! Here are her OPW posts: https://sararmgr.wordpress.com/tag/opw/
Teresa Cho (https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresacho) worked on Wikimedia's Git Repository Extension (Git2Pages). Here are her OPW posts: http://terrrydactyl.wordpress.com/tag/opw/
Jessica McKellar (http://jesstess.com) is a Director for the Python Software Foundation and has been an OPW mentor with Twisted and Python. Follow Jessica's diversity outreach work on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jessicamckellar).
Larissa Shapiro (https://www.linkedin.com/in/larissashapiro) is Head of Community Development at Mozilla and has mentored several OPW interns. https://twitter.com/larissashapiro
[Google Summer of Code & Code In]
Carol Smith (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fossygirl) has been the Program Manager for Google Summer of Code (https://developers.google.com/open-source/soc/) for 4 years, and will also be speaking about the Google Code In (https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/) program. She's worked at Google as a program manager for 9 years on projects ranging from network operations to office management. She has a degree in photojournalism from California State University, Northridge.
This meetup series is for anyone interested in contributing to open source software, not just those who can participate in the GNOME Outreach Program for Women (https://gnome.org/opw/) paid internship (it's expected that OPW participants are able to have the internship work be a primary focus during the internship dates and spend 40 hours a week on it), Google Summer of Code (https://developers.google.com/open-source/soc/) (post-secondary students), or Google Code In (https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/) (ages 13-17).
The remaining 3 meetups in this series will be hands-on Saturdays.
This event is intended to be exclusively open for people who identify as women -- queer and transgender friendly.