I am Bee(IRC nick : bee2502) and I am a part of the Fedora Community Operations Team(#fedora-commops on IRC). Diversity in Fedora is a discussion that has resurfaced in the past few months, including the creation of a Fedora Diversity Adviser, a position currently held by María "tatica" Leandro. As part of the objectives identified by the Fedora Council, an initiative to promote Fedora to new contributors of various backgrounds is being emphasized for 2016.
Fedora Women is central to this effort for increasing diversity. However, to get an understanding of our current strengths and weaknesses - we’re going to need hard data about our community, its composition, and their priorities and interests, so that we can test hypotheses, and then create and execute a strategy. A good start in this direction seems like adding your FAS details to the list of existing women contributors in Fedora on the Fedora Women Wiki page - which has just eight women contributors listed currently !
You can find the ticket to discuss any issues and concerns regarding this in Community Operations Team Trac Instance :
I just finished drafting the companion "pointer" article for the Fedora
Magazine to last week's "Women in Computing and Fedora" article on the
The article has been finished and just needs a featured image to be
complete. A review for content, as always, is appreciated and welcome.
You can find the article preview at the following link (remember you
have to be signed into the Magazine to view the preview):
I think pushing out this article in the upcoming week would be best.
Justin W. Flory
On 01/22/2016 11:24 AM, Sylvia Sánchez wrote:
> I added myself to the wiki. I'm not sure what use, if any, has this
> but well... I'm a woman and I'm here!
> Anyway, I'll share this on my own WordPress and on Facebook. Someone
> might feel interested.
Awesome, thanks for adding yourself and sharing the article, Sylvia!
There's a lot of awesome stuff ahead in 2016. :)
Justin W. Flory
jflory7 and I have recently published an article about Women in Computing
and Fedora on Community Blog. Do take a look at it :
It talks about :
*Diversity efforts in Fedora
*Anisha Narang's Grace Hopper experience
*Women's involvement in Fedora
*New opportunities for women like Outreachy
*Snippet of an interview with Fedora Diversity Adviser, Maria "tatica"
Leandro detailing her inputs on the current diversity situation in Fedora
as well as her goals and vision as Diversity Adviser.(A full interview is
scheduled for later)
*Call for Action - How can you help ?
Looking forward to knowing your inputs,