Getting more women (and people) into Open Source

Posted on November 19, 2014

I gave this talk at the Github Patchwork event at Dev Bootcamp NYC on 9/18/14.

I spoke about the work we’ve done with Write/Speak/Code on getting more women into open source. The main lesson: technical skill isn’t the barrier; it’s the belief that they have nothing to contribute that stops people from giving back to the tech community.


1 Reply to "Getting more women (and people) into Open Source"

  • Chanel
    January 13, 2015 (11:48 pm)
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    Hello Ms. Miller-Webster,

    I have recently picked up learning how to code and am really enjoying learning about front end web development. My goal is to acquire enough skills so that I may make a career change from preschool teacher to this field.

    I am currently taking courses through Treehouse. I know that I have to work on putting together a portfolio but I am unsure of what I should put in it. Would just creating different kinds of websites for fun work for this as well as working on my personal website? I’m not really sure what a portfolio should entail. This is the only thing I am stumped about. Thank you so much for taking time to read my email. I find it very difficult to find women who work in this field so its nice to see women who are doing this job. Its gives me much hope for success.

    I tried to email but the link didn’t seem to work so i decided to leave a message instead.

    Blessings,
    Chanel


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