Call for Voting: Women in Open Source Award

By: Yasmin Ranade

February 24, 2015

WOS_logoRed 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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  1. admin says:

    Hi Carol,

    Apologies for the inconvenience and many thanks for bringing it to our attention. The link has been fixed.

  2. Carol Oddy says:

    I tried to vote but the link does not seem to be working, Woman in open Source Award ? Could you please look into this for me , Thank you.

    Carol Oddy

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