Friday, February 12, 2010

FOSDEM 2010 Video - Women in Open Source and Free Software

A quick 'n dirty vlog featuring some of the women attending this year's FOSDEM conference. I was really glad to see so many women attendees, a much higher ratio than any FLOSS events I've been to so far. It was challenging for me to get over my initial shyness about talking with them but I'm glad I did. As my friend Bevin has said "No one ever died of awkward". That in mind, I just put myself out there on the Sunday of FOSDEM and was pleasantly surprised to discover how eager women were to talk about their involvement. I hope to continue to do this kind of documenting at future events. I'd also encourage you, dear reader, to do the same if you can. We can compile a ton of testimonies from women in open source and free software describing what they do and why.

7 comments:

dave said...

Really enjoyed this. This was a fantastic way to do it, well done and thanks for the work to make it.

pascal said...

great video!! Retweeted :)

Sailyne said...

Very nice! Thanks for doing this.

Reminds me Anita Borg Institute for Women's video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O293-kmyUj0

Laura said...

k you for this, it turned out great! hope to see you at the next event doing more of this! http://www.lczajkowski.com/2010/02/16/fosdem-2010-video-women-in-open-source-and-free-software/

Armen Zambrano said...

Excellent job big L!
It is good to hear about this topic. Bring some more!

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ko66 said...

Wonderful. Welcome to Genderchangers mailinglist :-) warm regards, Sara Platon