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Think Tank - Diversity Summit: Why women matter? - Part 1

Think Tank - Open Diversity Summit: Why women matter?

Free Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) is fundamentally changing the IT industry. It is undoubtedly a tremendous success, both in economic and social terms. However FLOSS still faces gender inequality, to an even greater extent than the wider IT industry which itself is seen as an area where discrimination is widespread. This summit will showcase approaches to tackling gender diversity from across the Open Source world.

 

September 30, 2010, from 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM - Register >

 

Based on a specific poll carried out among FLOSS companies and communities, web adress the question : "why are women so under-represented in this field ?" This track is for community members, HR managers, company executives and all those interested in diversity and equality.

 

09.00-10.30

OPEN WORLD FORUM OPENING KEYNOTE

10.30-11.00

Pause and networking

11.00-11.15

Keynote: Gabriele Ruffatti, Architecture & Consulting Director at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica (Italia)

Why women matter? (Importance of having women values in the Open Source world - some pragmatic statistics in OW2 and SpagoBI)

11.15-11.30

Spotlight: publishing of the Diversity Summit Survey, September 2010

- Bernhard Krieger, anthropologist at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

- Mehdi Khaneboubi, researcher at the EMA Laboratory, University of Cergy-Pontoise (France)


Round table discussion: What room is there for women in Floss? Why are they under-represented today? Is there any discriminatory behaviour that specially characterises the free/Open Source world, or is it simply a problem of education and orientation?

11.30-12.00

Online collaboration should prevent discrimination and yet women seem to find it difficult to get online acknowledgement. What codes are operating in Floss communities that make this happen?

- Margarita Manterola, Debian-Women activist, Debian developper (Argentina)

- Bernhard Krieger, anthropologist at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

- Nnenna Nwakanma, Council Chair, Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA) - Board Observer of the Open Source Initiative (Ivory Coast)

- Alolita Sharma, co-founder and CEO, Technetra, OSI Board Secretary (United States)

- Lydia Pintscher, Amarok community manager (Germany)

 

Round table discussion: Lessons from experience

12.00-12.30

Women achieve a high level of responsibility in communities, Open Source companies and/or Floss initiatives :  how have they manage this? Focus on some individuals' experiences.

- Ineke Schop, program manager of NOiV (Netherlands)

- Clementine Valayer,  Senior consultant - former OSOR.eu stakeholder management (Belgium) 

- Claire Davis, Senior Administrator, Canonical (United Kingdom)

- Paula Hunter, Executive Director, The Codeplex Foundation (United States)

12.30-13.00

Closing Session : Keynote

13.00-14.00

Cocktail-Lunch and networking

14.00-16.00


 Workshop to be chosen


 Diversity in Communities : Creation of a common chart to improve women representation in communities with :

- Rayna Stamboliska, Administrator April

- Delphine Lebédel, Community Coordinator Mozilla Corporation

- Sophie Gautier, co-lead Fr project OpenOffice.org

- Margarita Menterola, Debian Woman activist

- Lydia Pintscher, Amarok Community Manager and all those interested

-... and all those interested !

 

 Diversity in Companies : Brainstorming on the ways to foster the female presence in companies : recruitment, trainong, corporate values with :

- Marine Soroko, CEO Core-Techs

- Marie Buhot- Launay, Business Software Director, Paris Region Development Agency

- Claire Davis, Senior Administrator Canonical

- Paula Hunter, Executive Director the Codeplex Foundation

 

Please note that on workshop on Gender and Education is also organized on October 1 morning [to be held in French]: Gender Balance and Education

16.00-16.30

Pause and networking

16.30-18.00

OPEN WORLD FORUM KEYNOTE

 

Speakers

Claire Davis
Senior Administrator, Canonical (UK)
Sophie Gautier
Co-lead, France project, OpenOffice.org (France)
Paula Hunter
Executive director, The CodePlex Foundation (USA)
Mehdi Khaneboubi
Researcher, laboratory EMA, University of Cergy Pontoise (France)
Bernhard Krieger
Consultant in science and technology research (UK)
Margarita Manterola
Debian Community (Argentina)
Nnenna Nwakanma
Council Chair FOSSFA, Founder of nnenna.org (Ivory Coast)
Lydia Pintscher
Amarok community manager (Germany)
Gabriele Ruffatti
Founder of SpagoWorld and IT director at Engineering Group (IT).
Ineke Schop
Program manager of NOiV (Netherlands)
Alolita Sharma
Co-founder and CEO, Technetra, OSI Board Secretary (USA)
Clementine Valayer
Senior consultant - former OSOR.eu stakeholder management (Belgium)

Attendees

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