Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2019 Women in Open Source Awards. Now in its fifth year, the Women in Open Source Awards were created and are 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.
This award is one of the ways that we showcase the contributions of women who are advancing open source technology and hopefully encourage new voices to 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 2019, to be held at the Boston, May 7 –9, 2019. Each winner will receive:
A $2,500 stipend;
Paid registration, flight, and hotel accommodations for Red Hat Summit 2019; and
A featured speaker slot at a future Red Hat event.
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.
Nominations will be accepted until Nov. 12, 2018, and anyone who identifies as a woman is eligible to apply. Finalists will be selected by judges, with winners being determined following a public vote.
DeLisa Alexander, executive vice president and chief people officer, Red Hat
“Every year the nominations we receive for the Women in Open Source Awards grow more and more impressive. This award is one of the ways that we showcase the contributions of women who are advancing open source technology and hopefully encourage new voices to become catalysts for enhancing diversity in the tech industry.”
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