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Wednesday, October 23 • 12:05pm - 12:55pm
OPW: Bringing Women into the Linux Kernel - Moderated By Sarah Sharp

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In 2006, the GNOME foundation started the FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) in order to introduce more women to open source.  Women who are accepted as OPW interns receive $5,000 to work on an open source project for three months.  Women can apply to many different FOSS projects, like Debian, TOR, Perl, Wikimedia, and Wordpress.

This year, the Linux kernel joined OPW for the first time, and the response was amazing!  We received 41 applications, and ended up taking seven interns.  Come learn more about participating in the OPW program, either as a mentor, intern, or corporate sponsor.

Four of the Linux kernel OPW interns will give lightning talks on their projects.  Laura Mihaela Vasilescu will talk about working on Intel ethernet drivers.  Elena Ufimtseva will speak on hacking on the Xen subsystem.  Xenia Ragiadakou will talk about adding trace events to USB host controller drivers. Tülin İzer will speak about parallelizing x86 boot processes.


Sarah Sharp

Yocto/Embedded Developer, Intel
Sarah Sharp is a software engineer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center. Sarah is the author of the Linux kernel USB 3.0 driver, and is currently working as an embedded software developer with the Yocto Project. As the coordinator for the Linux kernel project within the FOSS Outreach... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2013 12:05pm - 12:55pm BST

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