Re: [openstack-dev] Support the Ada Initiative: A Challenge to the OpenStack Communtiy

2014-10-06 Thread Mike Perez
You're all awesome, as the goal has already been met! The matching challenge 
has just been raised to $16,384!

https://supportada.org?campaign=openstack

Status: https://adainitiative.org/counters/2014counter-openstack.svg

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Mike Perez

 On Oct 6, 2014, at 11:33, Mike Perez thin...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 Some of you may already be aware of Sage Weil’s challenge to the open source
 storage community to raise the level of female participation in open source by
 contributing to the Ada Initiative [1]. I would also like to share about the
 Ada Initiative, and how they are helping open source communities like
 OpenStack. I’m also going to increase Sage’s original matching to $10,000 and
 extend a personal challenge [2] to the OpenStack community. If you already 
 know
 about the Ada Initiative, you can donate now:
 
 https://supportada.org?campaign=openstack
 
 The current status of the campaign can be found here:
 https://adainitiative.org/counters/2014counter-openstack.svg
 
 The Ada Initiative has helped over two million women get and stay involved 
 with
 open source communities. The organization helps communities understand
 a culture that needs to exist in order to successfully achieve diversity. 
 While
 women make up about 30% of the software developer community, they only account
 for less than 10% of the open source community.
 
 On a personal level this is something that I have been actively committed to
 doing and I have had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer as a mentor at
 a couple of groups that are bringing diversity to the tech community. The
 PyLadies San Francisco group is providing exciting workshops [3] that will 
 give
 a foundation to women to expand on. The Women Who Code group is preparing 
 women
 for internship opportunities through the Gnome Outreach Program for Women in
 open source projects like OpenStack [4]. It's these experiences that led me to
 explore how the OpenStack community promotes diversity.
 
 Today the OpenStack community has been including a Code of Conduct [5] in an
 attempt to provide a safe, no harassment environment at our summits. We have
 events [6] that bring women together to talk about their achievements, to get
 others excited on what can be contributed to the community. Our participation
 in the Gnome Outreach Program for Women continues to grow with mentors eager 
 to
 bring out the talent of our selected interns [7].  Things are getting better
 but we have a long way to go.  The Atlanta design summit had attendance of 9%
 women, up from 7% at the previous Hong Kong summit.  But this number is still
 unacceptable, and as others have echoed in the community, we must work to make
 it better.
 
 This is a change I want the OpenStack community to be part of. I would like to
 kick start things with the community with a challenge for us to raise $10,000
 before Wednesday, Oct 8th, to which Sage and I will match that dollar for
 dollar!
 
 https://supportada.org?campaign=openstack
 
 Thanks,
 Mike Perez
 
 [1] - 
 http://ceph.com/community/support-ada-initiative-challenge-open-storage-community
 [2] - 
 https://www.dreamhost.com/dreamscape/2014/10/06/support-the-ada-initiative-a-challenge-to-the-openstack-community/
 [3] - http://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesSF/events/201387112/
 [4] - http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-SF/events/195850392/
 [5] - 
 https://www.openstack.org/summit/openstack-paris-summit-2014/code-of-conduct/
 [6] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkzyNbvl_5g
 [7] - https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/OutreachProgramForWomen
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Re: [openstack-dev] Support the Ada Initiative: A Challenge to the OpenStack Communtiy

2014-10-06 Thread Anne Gentle
You got it Mike! Donating now!

This is awe-inspiring. Male allies are what we need, and you are delivering.

Anne

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM, Mike Perez thin...@gmail.com wrote:

 Some of you may already be aware of Sage Weil’s challenge to the open
 source
 storage community to raise the level of female participation in open
 source by
 contributing to the Ada Initiative [1]. I would also like to share about
 the
 Ada Initiative, and how they are helping open source communities like
 OpenStack. I’m also going to increase Sage’s original matching to $10,000
 and
 extend a personal challenge [2] to the OpenStack community. If you already
 know
 about the Ada Initiative, you can donate now:

 https://supportada.org?campaign=openstack

 The current status of the campaign can be found here:
 https://adainitiative.org/counters/2014counter-openstack.svg

 The Ada Initiative has helped over two million women get and stay involved
 with
 open source communities. The organization helps communities understand
 a culture that needs to exist in order to successfully achieve diversity.
 While
 women make up about 30% of the software developer community, they only
 account
 for less than 10% of the open source community.

 On a personal level this is something that I have been actively committed
 to
 doing and I have had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer as a mentor at
 a couple of groups that are bringing diversity to the tech community. The
 PyLadies San Francisco group is providing exciting workshops [3] that will
 give
 a foundation to women to expand on. The Women Who Code group is preparing
 women
 for internship opportunities through the Gnome Outreach Program for Women
 in
 open source projects like OpenStack [4]. It's these experiences that led
 me to
 explore how the OpenStack community promotes diversity.

 Today the OpenStack community has been including a Code of Conduct [5] in
 an
 attempt to provide a safe, no harassment environment at our summits. We
 have
 events [6] that bring women together to talk about their achievements, to
 get
 others excited on what can be contributed to the community. Our
 participation
 in the Gnome Outreach Program for Women continues to grow with mentors
 eager to
 bring out the talent of our selected interns [7].  Things are getting
 better
 but we have a long way to go.  The Atlanta design summit had attendance of
 9%
 women, up from 7% at the previous Hong Kong summit.  But this number is
 still
 unacceptable, and as others have echoed in the community, we must work to
 make
 it better.

 This is a change I want the OpenStack community to be part of. I would
 like to
 kick start things with the community with a challenge for us to raise
 $10,000
 before Wednesday, Oct 8th, to which Sage and I will match that dollar for
 dollar!

 https://supportada.org?campaign=openstack

 Thanks,
 Mike Perez

 [1] -
 http://ceph.com/community/support-ada-initiative-challenge-open-storage-community
 [2] -
 https://www.dreamhost.com/dreamscape/2014/10/06/support-the-ada-initiative-a-challenge-to-the-openstack-community/
 [3] - http://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesSF/events/201387112/
 [4] - http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-SF/events/195850392/
 [5] -
 https://www.openstack.org/summit/openstack-paris-summit-2014/code-of-conduct/
 [6] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkzyNbvl_5g
 [7] - https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/OutreachProgramForWomen

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Re: [openstack-dev] Support the Ada Initiative: A Challenge to the OpenStack Communtiy

2014-10-06 Thread melanie witt
On Oct 6, 2014, at 15:15, Anne Gentle a...@openstack.org wrote:

 You got it Mike! Donating now!
 
 This is awe-inspiring. Male allies are what we need, and you are delivering.

+1, and thank you Mike for sharing information about the Ada Initiative with us.


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