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From "Mattmann, Chris A (3980)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Encouraging More Women to Participate on Apache Projects?
Date Sun, 22 May 2016 17:45:39 GMT
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.

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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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