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Wednesday, September 18 • 10:50am - 11:40am
OPW: Bringing Women into the Linux Kernel - Moderated By Sarah Sharp

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In 2006, the GNOME foundation started the FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) in order to introduce more women to open source.  Women who are accepted as OPW interns receive $5,000 to work on an open source project for three months.  Women can apply to many different FOSS projects, like Debian, TOR, Perl, Wikimedia, and Wordpress.

This year, the Linux kernel joined OPW for the first time, and the response was amazing!  We received 41 applications, and ended up taking seven interns.  Come learn more about participating in the OPW program, either as a mentor, intern, or corporate sponsor.

Two of the Linux kernel OPW interns will give lightning talks on their projects.  Lisa Nguyen will present about hacking on Xen kernel support. Lidza Louina will talk about working on staging drivers.


Sarah Sharp

Yocto/Embedded Developer, Intel
Sarah Sharp is a software engineer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center. Sarah is the author of the Linux kernel USB 3.0 driver, and is currently working as an embedded software developer with the Yocto Project. As the coordinator for the Linux kernel project within the FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW), Sarah herds kernel mentors, finds funding, helps OPW applicants, and writes documentation for getting started in Linux kernel... Read More →

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Lisa Nguyen

Software Engineer Intern, FOSS Outreach Program for Women
Seattle native who loves her share of rainy and sunny days. Linux/Xen kernel developer intern. Former project manager of the Xenapi Admin Project (http://xenapiadmin.com). Other interests include hanging out at bingo halls, spending time outdoors, and learning something new everyday.

Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:50am - 11:40am
Strand 12B

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