Red Hat judges have narrowed down more than 100 nominations to 10 finalists for its Women in Open Source Award, which recognizes the contributions that women are making in the open source movement. And, now it’s time for the public to cast its vote to name the winners. Voting is open through March 6th.
Five women have been named finalists in the category of Community Award:
- Shauna Gordon-McKeon, program director at OpenHatch
- Elizabeth K. Joseph, Systems engineer at HP
- Deb Nicholson, Community outreach director at MediaGoblin
- Karen Sandler, executive director, Software Freedom Conservancy
- Sarah Sharp, Embedded software architect at Intel
In the Academic Award category, five finalists have also been named:
- Charul, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
Open source contributor for 1 year
- Sophia D’Antoine, Student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Studying Computer Science and Computer System’s Engineering, bachelor’s and master’s degree
- Emily Dunham, Oregon State University Open Source Lab, Bravo, Ops School, Oregon State University DevOps BootCamp, LUG
- Netha Hussain, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, University of Calicut
Earning a bachelor of medicine and surgery
- Kesha Shah, Student at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology
Profiles of each finalist and voting is now available. Winners will be announced at the Red Hat Summit in June 2015.
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