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Outreachy: openSourceDiversity++

Outreachy: openSourceDiversity++

Lightning talk given at JSunconf 2017: http://2017.jsunconf.eu

Short overview of the Outreachy internship program to increase diversity in the FOSS community.



Anjana Sofia Vakil

March 26, 2017

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  1. openSourceDiversity++ @AnjanaVakil

  2. Hi! I’m Anjana The Recurse Center

  3. What is Outreachy?

  4. Paid, mentored internships in FOSS Full-time for 3 months, offered

    2x year
  5. Who is it for?

  6. worldwide: women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people

    USA: all Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander people
  7. None
  8. Why is it so important?

  9. graphics.wsj.com/diversity-in-tech-companies/

  10. 2002: 1.1% 2013: 11% Women in FLOSS geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/FLOSS

  11. theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/12/women-considered-better-coders-hide-gender-github

  12. How can you get involved?

  13. None