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From Stian Soiland-Reyes <>
Subject Re: Encouraging More Women to Participate on Apache Projects?
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:42:12 GMT
Hi, Sharan! Great initiative, diversity is a very important topic for
ASF and software development in general!

Here's another great community:

They bring together many highly skilled HPC devops and researchers who
I am sure could bring valuable contributions to many HPC- and
cloud-related Apache projects.

Example of text from their training events, which I think could be a
good slot to sneak in some "Contribute to Open source (perhaps ASF?)"

> This event is open to everyone interested in using HPC, but all our training staff will
be women and we hope that this provides an opportunity for women to network and build collaborations
as well as learning new skills for a challenging and rewarding career in HPC.

On 23 May 2016 at 11:45, Sharan Foga <> wrote:
> Hi All
> Just a quick update. I've sent out an email to the following groups so far:
> - Pyladies
> - Phpladies
> - Women Who Code
> - Girls Who Code
> - Black Girls Code
> I'll post any feedback I get. Also if anyone thinks of any other groups
> they'd like me to contact then please let me know.
> Thanks
> Sharan
> On 20/05/16 14:26, Sharan Foga wrote:
>> Thanks very much to everyone for their feedback and support.
>> Rich - I will contact these groups to see what feedback and advice they
>> can give.
>> Thanks
>> Sharan
>> On 20/05/16 14:05, Rich Bowen wrote:
>>> I would suggest that the most constructive thing we could do would be to
>>> reach out to pyladies and phpwomen and other similar organizations and
>>> ask
>>> for recommendations and assistance in setting up a similar entity here.
>>> On May 19, 2016 11:18, "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.
>>>> What do people think?
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Sharan

Stian Soiland-Reyes
Apache Taverna (incubating), Apache Commons

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