KEYNOTE - Women in Open Source

The open source world is rich with opportunities: Working with people of all cultures from all over the world; Collaborating with some of the biggest and brightest minds on the ultimate solutions to complicated problems; Changing the world by providing free tools for organizations such as non-profits, educational institutions, and governments; Building up marketable skills and practical knowledge.

But yet, so many women are missing out. Why is that? And what can we do to change it? This talk will endeavour to answer these questions, as well as provide tips and strategies for women who want to dip their toe into the waters.

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Angela Byron

I live in Montréal, Québec, Canada with my wife Marci and our "kids" Oscar, Pickle, Bebop, and Cooper. I'm obsessed with Drupal, working with open source and getting new people (especially women) involved, and just geeky computer stuff in general. When the keyboard is pried from my hands once or twice a year, I enjoy video games, logic puzzles, drawing silly cartoons, and political books and documentaries.