WWFS-FWD'2016 is an abbreviation of Workshop on Women in Free Software that is scheduled to be held on the 15th and 16th of July 2016. It is a Fedora event. Fedora Women's Day will be part of the workshop on the 15th.
Netaji Subhash Engineering College Garia, Kolkata (Near Garia Station)
15.07.2016 and 16.07.2016
10:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs on each day.
* Fedora (Specifically Fedora Women and Fedora Diversity) * Ubuntu Women * Netaji Subhash Engineering College
* A. Mani
Local Committee (Tentative)
* Shikha Kumari * Seemanti Ghosh * Apeksha Priya * Swati Sneha
- To improve participation of women in Free and Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS),
- To improve diversity within FLOSS communities,
- To deliberate on issues facing women and other minorities who have the potential to participate in FLOSS,
- To improve diversity within related academic and industrial sectors and
- To introduce cutting edge free software.
1. Free(dom) software Development : a. how to contribute b. careers c. diversity 2. Tutorials/Surveys/Technical hands-on sessions 3. Issues faced by women in computing at work 4. How to make your organisation more inclusive 5. Improving participation of women in FOSS 6. How can GSM people use FOSS to empower themselves?
Eligibility for workshop participation
Only Women with interest in free software /computers and applied human rights. Queer women are encouraged to apply. Maximum of 30 from college and rest from outside. Total number of participants will be restricted to 50.
What will Participants Gain from this Workshop?
Ideally they would be
- able to navigate their future workspaces in a seamless way,
- able to create inclusive workspaces,
- able to set discriminatory workspaces in order,
- able to use new free software, understand FLOSS development environments and opportunities, and
- specifically be able to contribute to Fedora and Ubuntu development without any apprehensions.
* A. Mani, C.U., Kolkata * Priyanka Nag, R.H., Pune * Rebeka Mukherjee, NSEC, Kolkata * Swapna Agarwal, I.S.I, Kolkata * Trupti Kini, FOSSEE, IIT Mumbai * Priyanka Sinha, TCS, Kolkata * Gunjan Gautam, ISM, Dhanbad * Trishna Guha, Fedora Project, Kolkata
List of Talks (Incomplete)
* Free Software, Women and Functional Feminism * GNU/Linux - a Functional View * LaTeX for Publishing * Imposter Syndrome and other problems facing Women in FLOSS * How to Contribute to FLOSS? * Python Scripting for System Administration * GNU/Octave for Scientific Computing * Drupal - a State-of-the-Art Content Management System * Introduction to GNU Image Manipulation (GIMP) and related Scripting * What I do in Fedora & How can you get involved?
Registration: 10:00 to 10:30 hrs (IST)
|A Mani||10:30–11:30||Free Software, Women and Feminism|
|A Mani||11:35–12:30||GNU/Linux, Ubuntu|
|Trishna Guha||12:30–13:30||What I do in Fedora & How Can You Get Involved|
|Priyanka Nag||14:00 –15:00||Imposter Syndrome|
|Rebeka Mukherjee||15:05–16:05||Python Scripting|
Tea at 11:30, 15:00 & Lunch break: 13:30–14:00
|Priyanka Nag||12:30 –13:30||How To Contribute to FLOSS?|
|A Mani||14:00–15:00||LATEX for Publishing|
Event is substantially sponsored by Ubuntu Women Project
Number of Participants
50 (this is based on lab capacity)
- Free Software Philosophy
- Ubuntu Women Wiki
- Challenging Sexism: UW Wiki
- Geek Feminism
- AdaCamp Toolkit
Conference Harassment Policy
Standard AdaCamp policies shall be followed.
Rs 300 Only
How To Participate
Only women with some interest in free software/computers or applied human rights may please send their details (name, address, affiliation, occupation, FOSS experience, age ) in a email with subject WWFS Participation to email@example.com . Queer women are encouraged to apply. Seats are limited, so please hurry!
Certificate of Participation
All participants will be awarded certificates of participation.