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Open Source Diversity Efforts Gain Momentum in 2016

If software is pervasive, shouldn't the people building it be from everywhere and represent different voices? The broadly accepted answer is yes, that we need a diverse set of developers and technologists to build the new digital world. Further, when you look at communities that thrive, they are...
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Diversity Scholarship Series: My Programming Journey – Becoming a Kubernetes Maintainer

I’m Lucas Käldström from Finland. I speak Swedish as my mother tongue in the same manner as 300,000 others in my country do. I just turned 17 and am attending my second year in general upper secondary school. In my spare time, I play soccer, program, go to the gym and read a good book. I’ve always...
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Diversity Scholarship Series: My Time at CloudNativeCon 2016

Author: Leah Petersen, intern, Samsung SDS CNCT All registered for #Kubecon with @DeirdreStorck - ready to learn! #CloudNativeCon View image on Twitter In her opening keynote speech at CloudNativeCon/KubeCon 2016 in Seattle, WA, Chen Goldberg stated Kubernetes was more than open source it...
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Greenlight for Girls
Melissa Rancourt describes Greenlight for Girls, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide girls around the world with the opportunity to love STEM.

Greenlight for Girls: Finding the STEM Leaders of the Future

There is growing anxiety within tech companies about the lack of skilled professionals to keep up with demand. There’s also a realization that one of the largest untapped resources is women. A keynote at the recent Embedded Linux Conference Europe in Berlin described a potential solution to the...
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Nithya Ruff's Appointment to Linux Foundation Aids Diversity Efforts

It's been a couple of weeks since the nonprofit Linux Foundation announced the addition of Nithya Ruff, along with Erica Brescia and Jeff Garzik, to its board. Ruff comes to the table with a long list of accomplishments. For the past two years she's been at Western Digital, where she's currently...
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Women in tech
“Technology events are very important... It is about the connections you make, the exposure you get, and being out there to inspire and motivate yourself and others,” says Vinu Charanya, Software Engineer at Twitter.

Women-Focused Networking Events Can Make a Big Difference, Says Twitter's Vinu Charanya

During LinuxCon North America in Toronto, The Linux Foundation organized a women’s networking lunch that included more than 100 women from different walks of life. What’s most exciting about this event was that instead of having one speaker, or a panel of speakers delivering speeches, each attendee...
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Increasing Diversity is not Just the Duty of the Marginalized

Increasing diversity in the technology industry is something that has gone from discussion to action in recent years. In 1985, 37 percent of computer science graduates were women. That number has continued to decline over the years, with women now earning only 18 percent of today’s computer science...
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Girls in Tech
The Linux Foundation has entered into a partnership with Girls in Tech, a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology.

The Linux Foundation Partners with Girls in Tech to Increase Diversity in Open Source

One of the great strengths of open source is that it provides opportunities for everyone. Regardless of background, age, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation or religion, everyone can benefit from and contribute to some of the most important technologies ever developed....
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Outreachy
The Outreachy program offers a paid three-month internship for women and other underrepresented groups to work on a free and open source software project.

Be Bold, Be Curious, and Be Open, Advise Outreachy Participants

In Tuesday afternoon’s “Kernel Internship Report and Outreachy Panel” session at LinuxCon North America, interns and mentors involved with the Outreachy program spoke enthusiastically of their experiences with the program. The panel was moderated by Karen M. Sandler, Executive Director of the...
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Sometimes the Most Qualified Applicant Is Not the Most Obvious

Hiring managers often give preference to (and even hold out for) those who have the “right” specific last roles, the “right” internships, a specific number of years of experience or graduated from the “right” university. Interestingly, those companies often state bold goals in improving diversity,...
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