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From "Wyngaard, Jane R (398M-Affiliate)" <Jane.R.Wynga...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Encouraging More Women to Participate on Apache Projects?
Date Thu, 26 May 2016 10:37:47 GMT
Hi Frans,

Sorry I¹ve been offline in the field and only catching up on this thread
now but would definitely like to chat to you on this front, rocking idea!

Not sure of your context so maybe you¹ve already tried them but first
thought is I wonder if the academic world might not readily take an
interest and be able to offer that base support? and/or one of the more
well funded NGOs that give basic computer and business skills (separate)
training?

I¹ll be back online properly next week - maybe we could chat?

Jane

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Jane Wyngaard, Ph.D
Postdoctoral scholar
Instrument software and science data systems Section (398)

University of Southern California
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive MS: 158-256D
Pasadena, CA 91109

Phone:  818/354-6237
Email: Jane.R.Wyngaard@jpl.nasa.gov
http://sunset.usc.edu/~jwyngaar/






-----Original Message-----
From: Frans Badenhorst <endpollution@gmail.com>
Reply-To: "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>
Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2016 10:48
To: "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>
Subject: Re: Encouraging More Women to Participate on Apache Projects?

>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).
>>
>> She also is interested in doing an ApacheCon in SA and sent some
>> email to the dev@community list about that before.
>>
>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> 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/
>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> 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/
>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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