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From Patricia Shanahan <>
Subject Re: Base for presentation
Date Sat, 21 May 2016 23:29:40 GMT
On 5/21/2016 2:50 PM, Louis Suárez-Potts wrote:
>> On 21 05 2016, at 11:19, Shane Curcuru <>
>> wrote:
>> Patricia Shanahan wrote on 5/21/16 9:41 AM:
>>> In connection with the "Encouraging More Women into Participate
>>> in Apache Projects?" I am going to try to talk to some student
>>> groups, especially a WIC chapter, about Apache.
>>> Part of the presentation will be directly related to why women do
>>> fine in ASF, including my personal experiences. That I can and
>>> should write myself.
>>> I also need a general introduction to ASF, and why a young
>>> programmer should consider getting involved in it. I'm sure that
>>> has already been written. Any suggestions for presentations I
>>> could adopt and adapt?
>>> Patricia
>> ComDev has a speaker resources page.  I urge everyone who has a
>> relevant slide deck or the like to add it there:
>> Separately, if folks are also interested in how the internals of
>> the Foundation are governed, we've got that too:
> These are good slides. Thanks for the reminder, Shane.
> I'd also suggest that, as I've learned ("from personal experience":
> anecdotal and specific but maybe useful), I was able to engage and
> involve more people (regardless of subject position [translated:
> however they define themselves or are defined as selves by others])
> by being concrete and specific regarding projects. ASF as a general
> idea is great, but it's about doing, and that means, at least for me
> and for many others, doing in particular projects. In practice, this
> means it might help (read: probably will, but not necessarily)
> focusing on those projects you think cool and (or) know. Also helps
> to bring out the stalwarts of those who can speak to the virtues and
> excitements of their projects. And Apache has a lot of those and
> that's to its credit.

Good points. Unfortunately, the projects in which I'm currently active 
are not very beginner-friendly.

Could people suggest a few projects that would benefit from, and be able 
to use, relatively inexperienced programmers right now?


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