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+ - Getting Young Women Interested in Open Source 1

Submitted by Jason Baker
Jason Baker (3502325) writes "It seems like a perennial question: "How do we get more women involved in tech?" The open source community, like any other part of the technology industry, is grappling with finding solutions that are more than just talking the talk of diversity, but actually make some demonstrable difference in the numbers. While there have been numerous success stories, the gender gap is still rampant. The answer, at least to one freelance entrepreneur, is providing strong role models of women using open source to have fun and make money. But is that enough to make a difference?"
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Getting Young Women Interested in Open Source

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  • I call bullshit. Women already have more opportunities than men to get into tech. There are already many more funding programs to help women get into tech than there are for men.
    Nobody is actively holding female developers back, especially from helping develop on existing open source projects or starting their own. The intrisic advantage of open source is that you don't need anyone elses permission to contribute, and If you don't like what someone else is doing on that project, you just make your own branc

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