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Outreach Program for Women: Lessons in Collaboration by Marina Zhurakhinskaya

D21717ea76044d31115c573d368e6ff4?s=47 PyCon 2014
April 13, 2014

Outreach Program for Women: Lessons in Collaboration by Marina Zhurakhinskaya


PyCon 2014

April 13, 2014


  1. Outreach Program for Women: Lessons in Collaboration Marina Zhurakhinskaya PyCon,

    Montreal, Canada April 13, 2014 @fossop w @marinaz
  2. GNOME GSoC 2006: 0 women among 181 applicants

  3. GUADEC 2009: 5% women

  4. “I attended FOSDEM and a couple of guys came to

    tell me they were surprised to see a girl there... You feel like you're not supposed to be there, like you're doing something wrong... So it was nice to have this space here, and feel like I was in the right place :)” - OPW graduate in #opw IRC channel in March 2014 The Ada Initiative blog post: Breaking the Unicorn Law
  5. None
  6. 130 participants with Debian Deltacloud EFF Fedora GNOME JBoss Joomla

    KDE Libav Linux kernel MediaGoblin Mozilla NESCent Perl Python QEMU OTI OpenITP OpenMRS OpenStack OSRF ownCloud Subversion Twisted Twitter VideoLAN Wikimedia WordPress Xen Yocto
  7. Equalizers

  8. Promoters

  9. Includers

  10. Partners

  11. How we do it! Address women (cis and trans) and

    genderqueer directly Accept non-students and non-coders Connect women with mentors Require a contribution as part of the application Provide a sample e-mail, social network update and a flyer for people to help spread the word
  12. During the program Focused time to build experience in free

    software Encourage manageable tasks that can land throughout the internship period Require participants to blog and incorporate their blogs on planets IRC channel and meetings Sponsor travel to relevant conferences and hackfests
  13. After the program alums Continue working with mentors Pursue other

    free software opportunities Present at conferences Becoming mentors, answer questions, and spread the word Value and understand free software, even if they move on to something else
  14. GUADEC 2013: 18% women

  15. GUADEC 2013: 21% women speakers

  16. Python Software Foundation outreach Python Workshops for Women and Friends

    PyLadies Participates in the Outreach Program for Women Inviting women to submit talks for PyCon Women speakers at PyCon: 1% in 2011, 7% in 2012, 15% in 2013, 33% in 2014 Women attendees at PyCon: 20% in 2013
  17. Python projects in OPW Stacey Sern – API documentation and

    SMTP client and server tutorials for Twisted mail Marta Maria Casetti, Eliane Ramos - beginner’s tutorial for Python development in GNOME, geolocation in tasks and tags and viewing tasks by proximity in Getting Things GNOME! Tashwin Khurana – OpenStreetMap plugin to show roads, buildings, traffic signs in the Gazebo robot simulator Victoria Martínez de la Cruz, Terri Yu, Sayali Lunkad, Cindy Pallares-Quezada - user interface improvements, query options, graphs, logging and error handling for the web dashboard, metering, messaging components of OpenStack
  18. Contributions in 3.12 Linux kernel

  19. Accomplishments of alums 15 had full-session talks at FOSS conferences

    11 found employment with sponsoring organizations 7 went on to other FOSS internships or focused opportunities, such as GSoC or Hacker School 6 became mentors in their organizations 3 organized local technology groups - Chicagoans Hacking on GNOME, Nairobi Dev School, Women in Free Software - India 1 became a GNOME Foundation board member
  20. Improvements for everyone General list of mentors Newcomers tutorial Easy

    and moderate bugs identified Relevant contribution is an application requirement for GSoC Blogging is a requirement during GSoC and blogs are aggregated on the planet Emphasis on manageable, agreed-upon tasks for GSoC projects Helping interns attend the organization's conference and do lightning talks
  21. What's next? Current round: participants announced April 21; internships May

    19 to August 18 Next round: application deadline October 22; internships December 9 to March 9
  22. More work is done by The Ada Initiative - facilitates

    codes of conduct and anti- harassment policies adoption, hosts conferences for women, teaches allies, creates best practices resources. OpenHatch – teaches free software on campus, partners with women in CS groups, website for newcomers to find a project and mentor, hands-on tutorials, documented curriculum.
  23. 7.1% in 2011 8.3% in 2012 9.5% in 2013 Women

    in GSoC Women winners in GCI 1 out of 20 in 2013 0 out of 20 in 2014
  24. Education statistic for 67 OPW participants from 2013 46% students

    30% recent graduates (<3 years after last degree) 21% non-recent graduates 3% some college education, but not pursuing a degree 28% had or were pursuing a masters degree 10% had or were pursuing a PhD
  25. Participation by country OPW 2013 (67) GSoC 2013 (1192) FLOSS

    Survey 2013 (2183) United States 26 143 549 India 18 271 53 Brazil 4 13 31 Romania 3 42 35 UK 3 35 139 Italy 2 20 36 Turkey 2 13 6
  26. Lack of participation by country Only one person in GSoC

    from: Azerbaijan, Colombia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Estonia, Ghana, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tunisia, Uzbekistan Only one person took the FLOSS Survey from: Angola, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica,Macedonia, Nepal, Panama, Qatar, Serbia, South Korea, Syria*, Tanzania,Tunisia, Zimbabwe No one in GSoC or FLOSS Survey from: Afghanistan, Belize, Cambodia, Congo, Cuba*, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Georgia, Haiti, Iran*, Iraq*, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mongolia, Namibia, North Korea*, Somalia, Sudan*, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia * Not allowed in GSoC due to U.S. law prohibiting engaging in commerce
  27. People of color in the US CS graduates in 2010:

    7.9% Asian or Pacific Islander, 10.6% Black, 9.2% Hispanic, 0.6% American Indian or Alaskan Native We don't even have statistics for free software participation :( ... But we know anecdotally
  28. Ascend Project by Mozilla For underemployed, LGBTQ, Latin@, African American,

    First Nations people 6 week pilots in Portland, OR and New Orleans, LA Make it manageable: $50 honorarium per day, laptops, food, transit passes Goals: learn JavaScript, contribute automated tests, learn what opportunities are out there Watch http://ascendproject.org for more information
  29. How you can help with OPW: Talk to me if

    people like you are underrepresented in free software Spread the word Apply to participate Become a mentor Get your organization to offer internships Get your company to sponsor internships Donate to the GNOME Foundation Get more information at http://gnome.org/opw
  30. http://thegnomejournal.wordpress.com/2006/08/15/ http://adainitiative.org/2014/03/ http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/FLOSS/ http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/ http://floss2013.libresoft.es/ http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/2013/ These slides, this talk,

    and audio/video recordings thereof (except for photos by others) are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-SA 3.0)! References and license @fossopw @marinaz