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From Frans Badenhorst <endpollut...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Encouraging More Women to Participate on Apache Projects?
Date Wed, 25 May 2016 17:48:39 GMT
Thank you Chris I will contact Jane Wyngaard and see if ee can get it
going.  The is no doubt a need here for it.

Kind regards

Frans Badenhorst
On 22 May 2016 19:45, "Mattmann, Chris A (3980)" <
chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

> Thank Frans. You may want to contact Jane Wyngaard about this.
> She is my Postdoc, from South Africa, and has been contributing
> to Apache projects (OODT, Kafka, for example).
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> She also is interested in doing an ApacheCon in SA and sent some
> email to the dev@community list about that before.
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> Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
> Chief Architect
> Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section (398)
> NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
> Office: 168-519, Mailstop: 168-527
> Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
> WWW:  http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
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> Director, Information Retrieval and Data Science Group (IRDS)
> Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science Department
> University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
> WWW: http://irds.usc.edu/
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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> On 5/22/16, 9:59 AM, "Frans Badenhorst" <endpollution@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >Hi
> >
> >In South Africa youth unemployment is as high as 50%.  Many have tried to
> >even apply for a job, because the education is so poor that they are
> >effectively unemployable.
> >
> >The only option women have who want to make a living for them selves is to
> >start their own business.  Thousands do.  They run in to all kinds of
> >problems which is entirely predictable.
> >
> >My idea was to start a Apache program that will teach users to use the
> >system to run their small business.  Talented individuals will be trained
> >further to do various tasks that match their interests and skills.  Some
> >will concentrate on procurement, marketing, HR and so on and a few will
> >look at installation, customization and even development of the system.
> >
> >I needed to establish a broadband connection ($200 and a mi=onthly fee of
> >less than $20 to keep it going), plus some PC's workstation and furniture
> >(desk and chair) totalling ($15 000) and could not get any funding.
> >Investors here are not interested in start-up businesses,
> >
> >I think there is huge potential for women to start all kinds of businesses
> >in services (catering, clothes making, hair and nail care,etc,) but also
> in
> >agriculture (organic fruit, wine and vegetables) and manufacturing (e.g.
> >arts and crafts) and various health related services and education.
> >
> >To succeed in business you need to have a good  (accounting, procurement,
> >HR and marketing) systems. A till and catalogue, web site  and so on can
> >all be provided by OfBiz at a very affordable rate. We need help to get
> >this off the ground.
> >
> >If you have any ideas I will really appreciate it.
> >
> >
> >Regards
> >
> >
> >Frans Badenhost
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Frans Badenhorst
> >
> >On 19 May 2016 at 17:17, Sharan Foga <sharan.foga@gmail.com> 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.
> >>
> >> What do people think?
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >> Sharan
> >>
> >>
> >>
>

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