Perth, Western Australia - 6th to 10th January 2014

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Bringing MoreWomen to Free and Open Source Software


GNOME has run a highly successful Outreach Program for Women, producing measurable success at improving the participation of women in the project. GNOME has recently invited other free software organizations to join them in the Program and there are now over 20 participating organizations (and at the time of this proposal 37 participants all over the world.) In this talk, Karen will show why this effort is so important and how its implementation is so effective.

Karen Sandler

Karen M. Sandler is the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. She is known for her advocacy for free software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. Prior to joining GNOME, she was General Counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center. Karen continues to do pro bono legal work with SFLC and serves as an officer of the Software Freedom Conservancy and an advisor to the Ada Initiative. She is also pro bono General Counsel to QuestionCopyright.Org. Karen is a recipient of the O'Reilly Open Source Award.