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5:00pm

Binary Bitches: Keeping Open Source Open to Women
    Open source communities pride themselves on the premise of egalitarian communication where every voice is valued, heard and documented. Despite this noble goal, this panel discusses how women and their communication style might nevertheless result in their marginalization or deter them from participating in open source communities in the first place.
    This dual presentation, moderated by a journalist, brings together two women with different perspectives and experiences working in open source communities. Together they will discuss how the marginalization of women in open source affects process and product outcomes, particularly with regard to design. We will also discuss strategies to improve participation in open source communities both from an industry and educational perspective. We look forward to starting a conversation about problems with, and solutions for, working in open source communities.
    To make this dual conversation engaging and interactive, it will take questions from the crowd and ask for examples/testimonials from men and women about gendered communication in open source communities.
    Have a comment, story or experience you would like to share with us before the panel? Email our moderator, Andrea Hickerson, andreahickerson21@gmail.com

    Speakers
    Asst Professor, Department of Comm | Rochester Institute of Technology...

    Sr Interaction Designer | Red Hat Inc/Fedora Project | Máirín...

    Lecturer, College of Business | Rochester Institute of Technology...


    Type Interactive, Panel
    Hashtag #sxsw #Bitches
    Theme Better Tomorrow
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP9833

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