Women & Mozilla in Barcelona



Back from three days in Barcelona, where I had the opportunity to talk about women’s implication in FLOSS and Mozilla at Podcamp Barcelona.

I’ve written a blog post about this event, which you can find here.

Basically, it was a wonderful opportunity to gather ideas on how to promote and imply more women in open source projects. Many people present agreed that women were under-represented in FLOSS, and that this needs to change.

Some suggestions proposed by the participants, to encourage more women to participate in open source:

– hold small brainstorming sessions after each open source event, gathering all women present
– make tutorials and workshops, reaching out as far as we can to encourage a strong feminine participation & presence
– make “presentation tutorials” for women who would like to make public speeches but who – for one reason or another – have not done so yet
– hold school / high school / college presentations of FLOSS to students, to teach equally to both women and men about open source and computing
– …

Any other ideas come up to your mind?

Please, feel free to add them below in the comments, or create an account on our wiki to submit your ideas in our TODO List page.

Mozilla Camp Europe 2009 – We will be there



Prague Mozcamp Logo

Next month will be held in Prague the Mozilla Camp Europe 2009. 2 days of DEV, l10n, Advocacy and QA, all centered around Mozilla Projects. And of course, we will be there to present the Women & Mozilla Project. You can find more information on our wiki here, the schedule for the conferences here and an article on the European Mozilla Community blog here.

Here we go!



Welcome on the Women & Mozilla project blog.

Three months ago, our initial idea of a “Women in FLOSS” project emerged. These past three months have seen the creation of the IRC channel, the wiki, the mailing list and now the blog. We can now say that the infrastructure is available for community contributions, what we need is content.

In the coming days, a project for a logo will be launched in order to involve the community.

If you have ideas to share with us, please register on the wiki and edit TODO list.