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For Women Attendees

Programs for Women Attending CloudOpen 2015

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the open cloud, and it is our goal to make sure that everyone and anyone that wants to become a contributor and/or member of the community has the resources to do so, and feels welcome to be a part of the community. To further these goals, we are pleased to offer several events/programs for women attendees this year.


Calling Women to Contribute/Speak 

If you've never spoken at one of our events or any event for that matter, we invite you to make this the year you do. Open source is only as strong as the people sharing and exchanging code and information, and we need your contributions. If you've been intimidated or hesitant about public speaking, this is your opportunity to try it out in a community with a shared sense of purpose and support. Please consider submitting a proposal.


Women in Open Source Networking Luncheon 

We'd like to invite all of our women attendees to join each other for a networking luncheonThis is a chance for these attendees to connect with each other onsite. We will begin with a brief introduction and then guests will be free to enjoy lunch and mingle with one another. All attendees must identify as a woman and will need to register to attend. 

Date: Monday, August 17
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Cost: No cost to attend
Registration: Coming Soon


Ally Skills Workshop - Presented by Valerie Aurora, Ada Initiative

The Ally Skills Workshop, presented by the Ada Initiative, teaches men simple, everyday ways to support women in their workplaces and communities. Participants learn techniques that work at the office, at conferences, and online. The skills we teach are relevant everywhere, including skills particularly relevant to open technology and culture communities. At the end of the workshop, participants will feel more confident in speaking up to support women, be more aware of the challenges facing women in their workplaces and communities, and have closer relationships with the other participants.

Participants of all genders are welcome! The workshop works best with about 20-30% women, so we encourage everyone who is interested to apply. For more information on the Ally Skills Workshop click here.

Date: Monday, August 17
Time: TBD
Cost: No cost to attend
Registration: Click Here


Registration Discount/Scholarships

We want to make sure that everyone who feels like they can both benefit and contribute to CloudOpen has the chance to be there, even if funds are low. This year, we are encouraging folks that might fall into that category to apply for discounted or waived registration fees so they can join us! Click here for more information and to apply.


Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Attendee Reception Sponsor

Women in Open Source Luncheon Sponsor

Technology Showcase Booth Crawl Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

Media Partners