Growing Participation By Women in Ubuntu Community

Rikki Kite

ROSE Blog: Rikki's Open Source Exchange

Nov 04, 2010 GMT
Rikki Kite

As the Ubuntu community has grown, the percentage of women participating in that community continues to increase. On her blog, Elizabeth Krumbach discusses the increase in participation and says, "It’s exciting to watch Ubuntu become a more inclusive community and to see the passion and support of new people joining from existing community members overcome (or negate) many of the barriers that may have been problems in the past." She also explains some proactive steps that have been taken since 2006 to grow participation by women from an estimated 2.4 percent to 5 percent.

Perhaps you're thinking, "Well that's all fine and good, but gimme some $ for participating." If so, you should click over to Ara Pulido's blog to learn more about three open positions at Canonical. She says they are currently looking for Certification Engineers to work in their Lexington, Massachusetts; Taipei, Taiwan; and Montréal, Canada offices. Would you want to work at Canonical? Ara says, "For me, working at Canonical, has been (and it is) the best professional experience I have had so far."

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