Getting More Women Involved in Open Source

Rikki Endsley

ROSE Blog: Rikki's Open Source Exchange

Apr 29, 2009 GMT
Rikki Kite

Selena Deckelmann wrote a thoughtful post about what you can do to help increase participation by women in open source: What Works? Getting More Women Involved in Open Source. Selena writes, "All the hand-wringing over this problem that starts with “I don’t know what to do” can be solved by simply asking people to be involved. Politely, insistently and like you’re bringing them the best party you’ve thrown all year."

On that note, Selena is one of the organizers of Open Source Bridge. If you've never attended an open source event before, I highly encourage you to mark this one on your calendar. I think you can expect a nice turnout of women and men at this "conference for open source citizens."

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