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From Sharan Foga <>
Subject Re: Encouraging More Women to Participate on Apache Projects?
Date Fri, 20 May 2016 15:31:04 GMT
Thanks Alex.

I will put Girls Who Code on my list of groups to contact and see what 
feedback I get.

Where I am in the Czech Republic, I've seen that they have recently 
launched a similar program called 'Czechitas', so it seems that there 
are a few organisations out there that we can talk to to get some advice 
or maybe create some links to.


On 20/05/16 17:18, Alex Harui wrote:
> On 5/20/16, 5:26 AM, "Sharan Foga" <> wrote:
>>>> Hi All
>>>> I'm interested in finding out how we could encourage more women to
>>>> participate on Apache projects. It's a discussion topic that came up
>>>> last
>>>> week while I was at Apachecon. My understanding is that we don't have
>>>> any
>>>> current strategies in place so I think it could be good to look at
>>>> gathering some ideas about how to tackle the problem and also hear
>>>> about
>>>> any lessons learned from any previous or similar strategies.
> FWIW, I know they are gearing up to host a "Girls Who Code" series at the
> place I work this summer.  Since I am not female, I do not have an easy
> way to influence whether Open Source or Apache is discussed during that
> series.  Last year I tried to recruit two of the young ladies who happened
> to use the same public transportation I do, but was unsuccessful.  Maybe a
> better organized promotion from some female volunteers at Apache could
> have better results.
> Thanks,
> -Alex

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