Author Archives: Leslie Hawthorn

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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Join Us for Open Source Day at Grace Hopper 2012

This post is lightly adapted from the original, which appeared on the Best of Systers Blog. Systers is the world’s largest email community of technical women in computing. It was founded by Anita Borg in 1987 as a small electronic … Continue reading

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An Inside Look at Hiring Processes: Some Thoughts for Women Seeking Employment in IT

A recent article in The Register caught my eye and inspired me to share some of my past experiences as a corporate recruiter for two tech firms. (I also asked a few of my colleagues who are currently working in … Continue reading

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My Feminism Isn’t Good Enough for You

Or “Why We Can’t Have Nice Things….” Nice Girl (warning: this blog contains NSFW matters, as you can likely tell from the URL) has penned a post about her experience at OSCON this year and last, and I’m really glad … Continue reading

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Keynoting Berlin Buzzwords Conference

I’ll be giving the Opening Keynote at the Berlin Buzzwords Conference in June, and I am incredibly excited about giving this talk and the opportunity to meet up with so many of my colleagues. For a brief teaser on the … Continue reading

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