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?