[Openstack] [openstack-dev] Support the Ada Initiative: A Challenge to the OpenStack Communtiy
anne at openstack.org
Mon Oct 6 22:15:10 UTC 2014
You got it Mike! Donating now!
This is awe-inspiring. Male allies are what we need, and you are delivering.
On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM, Mike Perez <thingee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Some of you may already be aware of Sage Weil’s challenge to the open
> storage community to raise the level of female participation in open
> source by
> contributing to the Ada Initiative . I would also like to share about
> Ada Initiative, and how they are helping open source communities like
> OpenStack. I’m also going to increase Sage’s original matching to $10,000
> extend a personal challenge  to the OpenStack community. If you already
> about the Ada Initiative, you can donate now:
> The current status of the campaign can be found here:
> The Ada Initiative has helped over two million women get and stay involved
> open source communities. The organization helps communities understand
> a culture that needs to exist in order to successfully achieve diversity.
> women make up about 30% of the software developer community, they only
> for less than 10% of the open source community.
> On a personal level this is something that I have been actively committed
> doing and I have had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer as a mentor at
> a couple of groups that are bringing diversity to the tech community. The
> PyLadies San Francisco group is providing exciting workshops  that will
> a foundation to women to expand on. The Women Who Code group is preparing
> for internship opportunities through the Gnome Outreach Program for Women
> open source projects like OpenStack . It's these experiences that led
> me to
> explore how the OpenStack community promotes diversity.
> Today the OpenStack community has been including a Code of Conduct  in
> attempt to provide a safe, no harassment environment at our summits. We
> events  that bring women together to talk about their achievements, to
> others excited on what can be contributed to the community. Our
> in the Gnome Outreach Program for Women continues to grow with mentors
> eager to
> bring out the talent of our selected interns . Things are getting
> but we have a long way to go. The Atlanta design summit had attendance of
> women, up from 7% at the previous Hong Kong summit. But this number is
> unacceptable, and as others have echoed in the community, we must work to
> it better.
> This is a change I want the OpenStack community to be part of. I would
> like to
> kick start things with the community with a challenge for us to raise
> before Wednesday, Oct 8th, to which Sage and I will match that dollar for
> Mike Perez
>  -
>  -
>  - http://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesSF/events/201387112/
>  - http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-SF/events/195850392/
>  -
>  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkzyNbvl_5g
>  - https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/OutreachProgramForWomen
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