Submissions:2014/Bringing More Women to Free Software: What's Working for Us

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Title of the submission
Bringing More Women to Free Software: What's Working for Us
Themes (Proposal Themes - Community, Tech, Outreach, GLAM, Education)
Community, Outreach
Type of submission (Presentation Types - Panel, Workshop, Presentation, etc)
Author of the submission
Karen Sandler
E-mail address
US state or country of origin
New York
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Software Freedom Conservancy, GNOME
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Wikimedia has participated in GNOME's successful Outreach Program for Women, where we are producing measurable success at improving the participation of women in free and open source software. We have almost 30 participating free software organizations (and at the time of this proposal 30 participants all over the world.) Karen will talk about what's working for us and how those lessons might apply to Wikipedia.

Length of presentation/talk (see Presentation Types for lengths of different presentation types)
30 minutes is probably ideal, but I could do a shorter talk or a longer session with a discussion.
Will you attend WikiConference USA if your submission is not accepted?
Most likely
Slides or further information (optional)

Slides are here:

Special request as to time of presentations
I have limited availability on May 31.

Interested attendees

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  1. Sumanah (talk) 19:32, 1 April 2014 (EDT)
  2. Fhocutt (talk) 02:01, 4 April 2014 (EDT)
  3. AWang (WMF) (talk) 12:30, 21 May 2014 (EDT)
  4. Geraldshields11 (talk) 08:58, 27 May 2014 (EDT)
  5. Mozucat (talk) 12:22, 30 May 2014 (EDT)
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