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Thursday, March 27 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Report on GNOME's Outreach Program for Diversity and Plans for the Future - Karen Sandler, GNOME Foundation

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No one wants to talk about it, but we have an awfully homogeneous community in free and open source software. We have a hard time recruiting diversely to our free software projects and companies have a hard time hiring diversely in our space. GNOME is taking proactive steps to help remedy this problem. This talk is surprisingly uplifting- you'll hear about our successes but also hear about how far we have to go. In this vein, Karen will also give a sneak peak as to where the program is going. This talk will get you thinking and you'll feel better about where things are going!


Karen Sandler

Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy
Karen M. Sandler is Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, the nonprofit home of dozens of essential free software projects. She is known for her advocacy for free and open source software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. She was previously the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. Karen co-organizes Outreachy (formerly Outreach Program for Women). She received an O'Reilly Open Source Award... Read More →

Thursday March 27, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Salon VII

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