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Code 'n' Splode: FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW)

522 SW 5th Ave, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)
Public WiFi

Access Notes

Entrance is on 5th Ave near Alder St. next to Spella Coffee; sign over entrance says "Yeon Building." Building entrance and elevators locked after 6 pm, employee must provide access.



Topic: FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) Speaker: Sarah Sharp

For the last three years, the GNOME Foundation has worked to improve the number of women involved in open source, by offering internships through the FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW). Women and genderqueer or genderfluid interns receive $5,000 for working for three months on one of 16 different open source projects.

The Linux kernel (a notoriously unfriendly project) joined OPW for the first time this year, and the response was really amazing:

41 women applied for 6 Linux kernel internships. 18 of those women submitted at least one kernel patch.

In 13 days, 374 patches were submitted, and 137 patches were accepted.

Diff stat for accepted patches: 105 files changed, 3889 insertions(+), 4872 deletions(-)

Sarah Sharp will talk about OPW, in order to encourage women to apply for the next round of OPW, and explain how more experienced women can become OPW mentors.

**Note: Code-n-Splode (CnS) is a women-focused group. All self-identified women and genderqueer persons are invited to attend and participate, and men are welcome as the guest of a female participant.

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