Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2020 Women in Open Source Award program. Now in its sixth year, the Women in Open Source Award program was created and is sponsored by Red Hat to honor women who make important contributions to open source projects and communities, or those making innovative use of open source methodology.
Each year the Women in Open Source Award program is just one way that Red Hat celebrates women working in open source. It is our hope that these awards also encourage more women to join the open source community and become catalysts for enhancing diversity in the tech industry.
Nominations for this year's awards will be accepted for two categories: Academic, open to women who are enrolled full-time, earning 12 or more credit hours, in college or university; and Community, open to all other women contributing to projects related to open source.
One winner for each category will be announced at Red Hat Summit 2020, to be held in San Francisco, April 27-29, 2020. Each winner will receive:
A $2,500 stipend; and
Paid registration, flight, and hotel accommodations for Red Hat Summit 2020.
Nominee experience and contributions can cover a wide range of open source-related categories, including:
Coding and programming;
Community advocacy and management;
Design, artwork, user-experience (UI), and marketing;
Documentation, tutorials, and other types of communications;
Intellectual property advocacy and legal reform;
Open source methodology;
Quality assurance and bug triage;
System administration and infrastructure; and/or
Translation and other internationalization contributions.
Women (including cisgender, intersex, and transgender) are invited to apply and nominations will be accepted until Jan. 27, 2020. Finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of judges.
DeLisa Alexander, executive vice president and chief people officer, Red Hat
“Across the technology industry, women are making contributions, spurring innovation and driving interesting projects forward. Each year the Women in Open Source Award program is just one way that Red Hat celebrates women working in open source. It is our hope that these awards also encourage more women to join the open source community and become catalysts for enhancing diversity in the tech industry.”
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