Programs for Women Attending LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC Europe 2014
Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the Linux ecosystem, 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 attending LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference this year.
Calling Women to Contribute at LinuxCon, CloudOpen and Embedded Linux Conference
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 click here to submit 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 luncheon on Tuesday, October 14. This year we are hosting the luncheon on Tuesday in celebration of Ada Lovelace Day! The luncheon will be held from 1:00pm-2:30pm at the Schnellenburg Hotel which is a quick walk from the CCD. This 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. There is no cost to attend. All attendees must identify as a woman and will need to register to attend.
Women's Resume Writing Workshop - Presented by Leslie Hawthorn, Elasticsearch
Date: Wednesday, October 15th
Time: Resume workshop - 3:30pm-4:30pm (registration required), Drop-In Open Resume Clinic - 4:30pm-5:20pm (no registration required)
Cost: No additional cost to attend
Registration: Click here
While Linux jobs may be plentiful, candidates still need to ensure their resumes are primed to meet the expectations of corporate recruiters and hiring managers. As part of their efforts to encourage more diverse participation in the Linux and cloud computing communities, The Linux Foundation has teamed up with Leslie Hawthorn of Elasticsearch to offer a resume writing workshop for women.
During this workshop, Leslie will offer her insights from her time in the trenches as a corporate recruiter for Google's Linux Kernel engineering team. The workshop is divided into two segments. The first focuses on common pitfalls when preparing your resume that women may find themselves encountering more often than men. She'll go over three sample resumes from highly accomplished women she knows and do before and after feedback session with the workshop participants. For the second part, we'll break into small groups and augment each others resume and do a before and after look.
Bring at least three print outs of your resume plus your willingness to let your awesomeness shine through. You can be humble tomorrow, when you're not working on your resume!
Note: While we are not limiting this workshop to female identified participants only, we do plan to give women first priority for our limited space. Male identified attendees are welcome if invited by a female participant in the workshop and space is available.
We want to make sure that everyone who feels like they can both benefit and contribute to LinuxCon/CloudOpen/ELC 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 the request form.