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Wednesday, April 17 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bringing More Women to Free and Open Source Software - Karen Sandler, GNOME Foundation

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GNOME has run a highly successful Outreach Program for Women, producing measurable success at improving the participation of women in the project. GNOME has recently invited other free software organizations to join them in the Program and there are now 11 participating organizations (and at the time of this proposal 25 participants all over the world.) In this talk, Karen will show why this effort is so important and how its implementation is so effective.


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Karen Sandler

Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy
Karen M. Sandler is Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, the nonprofit home of dozens of essential free software projects. She is known for her advocacy for free and open source software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. She was previously the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. Karen co-organizes Outreachy (formerly Outreach Program for Women). She received an O'Reilly Open Source Award... Read More →


Wednesday April 17, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mission I

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