At Red Hat, we believe that open source is the future of technology. We want to recognize the contributions that women are making and inspire a new generation to join the open source movement.
Our judges will review all nominations and select the finalists for each award. Check back in February 2015 to vote for the winners!
In the 1940s, 6 women programmed the ENIAC, the world's first electronic computer. Throughout history, technology has benefited from the work of female pioneers. Some innovate and create, seeing the world through a different lens. Others bring us together and remind us why our work matters. And some are the revolutionaries who make change happen.
It's time to recognize the contributions that women are making and inspire a new generation to join the open source movement.
We’re recognizing contributions to open source, such as:
- Code and programming contributions
- Quality assurance, bug triage, and other quality assurance-related contributions
- Involvement in open hardware
- System administration and infrastructure contributions
- Design, artwork, user-experience (UX), and marketing
- Documentation, tutorials, and other communications
- Translation and other internationalization contributions
- Open content
- Community advocacy and community management
- Intellectual property advocacy and legal reform
- Open source methodology
Nominees will be narrowed to a pool of finalists by employees of Red Hat. Award recipients will then be determined by a public community vote. Winners will be notified May, 2015 and publicly announced at the 2015 Red Hat Summit, June 23-26 in Boston.
This award will have 2 tracks. Women who are enrolled in college or university will qualify for the Women in Open Source Academic Award. Others will qualify for the Women in Open Source Community Award.
The community award winner will receive:
The academic award winner will receive:
- A $2,500 stipend
- A feature article on opensource.com