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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.

https://www.gnome.org/outreachy/

Anjana Sofia Vakil

March 26, 2017
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  1. openSourceDiversity++
    @AnjanaVakil

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  2. Hi! I’m Anjana
    The Recurse Center

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  3. What
    is Outreachy?

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  4. Paid, mentored internships in FOSS
    Full-time for 3 months, offered 2x year

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  5. Who
    is it for?

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  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

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  7. Why
    is it so important?

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

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  9. 2002: 1.1%
    2013: 11%
    Women in FLOSS
    geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/FLOSS

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

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  11. How
    can you get involved?

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