If you haven't read Kirrily Robert's excellent keynote speech from OSCON, you might want to give it a read or watch it on blip.tv. She takes a look at barriers to women in open source projects.
I'm interested to see what's worked for encouraging more women to get involved in open source development. I think the dreamwidth idea for having a "#dw-kindergarten" IRC channel set up to help newbies without snarking them all to hell and back. I like the idea of bypassing the "you must be this tall to ride this ride" kind of mentality. I know I've certainly been nervous about asking for help from some communities because of the inevitable trolls who snark at folks. So, it's good to see successful alternatives.
- ▼ June (9)