Author Archives: Leslie Hawthorn

The Weekly Writing Update

A bit late, but better late than never. I didn’t get any writing done for this blog last week, but I did complete an interview for the Geek Feminism Blog on the #LABHR experiment and on Getting Started in Open … Continue reading

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Why I am a Member of the Open Source Initiative

And you should be, too. Full disclosure: I sit on the Board of the Open Source Initiative and am running for reelection in 2015. My board seat is a volunteer position and I receive no financial compensation for this work. … Continue reading

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A Place to Hang Your Hat

On getting many good things done. And no one knows you’re doing any of it. tl;dr: If someone has volunteered to help your project, take the time to write a 2-3 sentence summary of what they did to help. You … Continue reading

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My Reflections on 2014

Things I Learned During Last Year’s Digital Detox and Promises I’m Making to Myself I promised myself that I’d write more, and actually deliver on that promise to myself. Turns out the first piece is pretty personal, and I am … Continue reading

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Grace Hopper Open Source Day 2013: Mentoring Projects Application Period Open

Well, technically it has been open for awhile now, but you see how often I get around to updating this blog. Grace Hopper Open Source Day will reprise for the 3rd time this year at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration … Continue reading

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How To: Writing an Excellent Post-Event Wrap Up Report

Ed. Note: I originally composed this post as a resource for folks at my employer, Red Hat. Obviously, the Red Hat specific bits have been removed, e.g. my team can’t volunteer to help you edit your posts. I’d always planned … Continue reading

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Berlin Buzzwords Conference Actively Recruiting Female Speakers

The fine folks organizing the Berlin Buzzwords Conference have opened their call for submissions, and they’ve reached out to me to ask for help in recruiting female speakers for the event. I gave a keynote address at the conference in … Continue reading

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