Red Hat said the Women in Open Source Awards will shine a spotlight on women who make important contributions to open source projects, open source communities, or through the use of open source methodology. The awards are open to anyone who currently identifies as a woman. Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 21, 2014.
“Women represent a small but growing force in open source," said DeLisa Alexander, executive vice president and chief people officer at Red Hat. "As the leading provider of open source solutions, Red Hat sponsors many outreach efforts to promote diversity of thought and bring more women into open source communities. This award complements those efforts by celebrating the contributions that women make and inspiring the next generation of women to get involved.”
Tracks for the Women in Open Source Awards include:
- Academic: Recognizing an open source contributor who is a full-time student currently enrolled in a college or university.
- Community: Recognizing an open source contributor who works or volunteers on projects related to open source.
The Women in Open Source Academic Award winner will receive:
• $2,500 stipend.
• Feature article on opensource.com.The Women in Open Source Community Award winner will receive:
• Registration, flight, and hotel accommodations for Red Hat Summit 2015.
• $2,500 stipend.
• Feature article on opensource.com.
• Speaking opportunity at a future Red Hat Women's Leadership Community event.Nomination details
Women may be nominated for many different types of open source contributions, including:
- Code and programming.
- Quality assurance, bug triage, and other quality-related contributions.
- Involvement in open hardware.
- System administration and infrastructure contributions.
- Design, artwork, user-experience (UX), and marketing.
- Documentation, tutorials, and other forms of communication.
- Translation and other internationalization contributions.
- Open content.
- Community advocacy and management.
- Intellectual property advocacy and legal reform.
- Open source methodology.
Red Hat associates will not be eligible for the award, but are encouraged to nominate others.
- Nominate a woman for the Women in Open Source Awards