A special session of the recent All Things Open conference presented a screening of the documentary, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. Knowing that Red Hat has a strong interest in diversity recruiting, I decided to attend. It was a good decision; I was in awe after only minutes into the documentary.
For example, did you know that there are three times as many software engineers needed than the number of software engineers actually being produced? Part of the reason for this huge need comes from the lack of women in the IT field. As tech companies began to disclose the lack of diversity in their organizations, the results were not pretty.
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Did you miss the Flock to Fedora conference, or just want to relive the greatness?
With many workshops, presentations, and over 200 attendees, it's safe to say that Flock 2015 was a huge success.
This year's location at the Rochester Institute of Technology was quite the compatible fit. Fedora is quite popular among RIT students and faculty alike. One RIT researcher, Jon Schull, even started the eNABLE Community Foundation a nonprofit organization that creates prosthetic upper-limb devices for children in need. These limbs are created with a 3D printer as well as open source software running on the Fedora platform. Flock attendees had the opportunity to learn more about eNABLE from Schull himself.
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