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Red Hat Korea Hosts APAC’s First CO.LAB Event to Foster Collaboration Amongst Female Students

Red Hat Program Helps Promote Open Source Culture of Collaboration and Community

SEOUL, KOREA

Red Hat, Inc. the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today shared that they recently hosted their first collaboration program called CO.LAB in Asia Pacific at Seoul. The event was held at the Songpa Children’s Library and was attended by 25 elementary school female students.

Red Hat is committed to helping the next generation of female developers develop their capabilities and unlock their potential with open source.

Damien Wongvice president and general manager, Asian Growth & Emerging Markets, Red Hat

The event is designed to introduce students to the principles of open source—and to a world of technology and collaboration—they might not have considered otherwise. As part of this program, students learned how to work together to solve problems, develop new ideas and seek shared experiences.

Part of Red Hat’s Open Source Stories initiative, CO.LAB is Red Hat’s effort to highlight and share stories about how openness can be a catalyst for change. This program aims to help young students learn the spirit of collaboration and experience working with open source while making a paper circuit card.

Red Hat promotes diversity and hopes that the active participation of female developers in the open source ecosystem will help unleash their potential. Red Hat supports the capabilities of women in the IT industry and is committed to strengthening the open source ecosystem by helping to increase the numbers of next generation female developers.

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Damien Wong, vice president and general manager, Asian Growth & Emerging Markets, Red Hat

"Red Hat is committed to helping the next generation of female developers develop their capabilities and unlock their potential with open source. We hope that through hosting this CO.LAB event in Korea, this in turn inspires other Asian countries to promote similar events and encourage young students to embrace the collaborative spirit of open source, as well as advocate collective problem-solving."

Jeein Jung, aged 11 years, student from Doklipmun elementary school, Seoul

"I have always thought that coding is difficult, but today I enjoyed making circuits using paper cards with my friends. It was fun and quite interesting. Now I am keen to learn how to code and explore software programming in my school."

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