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Wednesday, October 30 • 12:20 - 12:55
Bridging the Gap Between Open Source and University Students and Women - Paavini Nanda, Bloomberg

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There exists a large number of programs that act as a source of motivation for university students to contribute to open source such as Google Summer of Code, Outreachy, Rails girls summer of code etc. But,
- What is the proportion of women and students contributing to open source?
- Why is there such small number of women and students in open source?
- Why do we need more women and students in open source?
- What are the problems that students face when they first try to contribute?
- How can these problems be solved?
- What measures can be taken to make the metrics better?

I myself faced a lot of these issues and I still keep getting a lot of questions from my juniors and other women batchmates about guiding them through it. I intend to answer all the questions. A lot can be done in this scope and it needs to be done.

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Paavini Nanda

Software Engineer, Bloomberg
I am working as a software engineer at Bloomberg. I like to talk about open source in general. I was a part of a program called RGSoC where I contributed to the project Servo(Mozilla).

Wednesday October 30, 2019 12:20 - 12:55 CET
St. Clair 3
  Diversity Empowerment Summit
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