Grace Hopper India

With the planning meetings for GHC India 2012 fast approaching, here’s a post I wrote for the GHC blog on the last edition of the conference, which was my first time attending GHC in India. Good memories :)

East or West – GHC is the best!

If you had told me last year at GHC 2010 in Atlanta that about one year later I would be sitting in Bangalore attending the 2nd annual Grace Hopper Conference India, I wouldn’t have believed a word of it. But here I am, one of the few lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend GHC on two different continents!

Looking forward to the planning meeting on June 28 and the conference itself, happening Dec 14-16 2012 in Bangalore!


Building OSS Communities: Codeathon for Humanity

A guest post to the Open Source Business Resource on the Sahana Eden Codeathon for Humanity, held at GHC 2010 in Atlanta.

Open Source: Codeathon for Humanity

Today we have a guest columnist: Shruti Satsangi from Ericsson. Shruti writes:

I’ve just returned from the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) in Atlanta and had the opportunity to experience my first open source mini-codeathon and learn about the humanitarian open source project, Sahana Eden.
Sahana Eden is an open source disaster management platform that can be used in a wide variety of ways to provide organization on the ground in the aftermath of a catastrophe.

Career and Economic Opportunity in Open Source Software

As part of an effort to aggregate the blog posts that I’ve posted prior to having my own blog, here is a post on a panel discussion held at Grace Hopper North America in 2010, titled, Career and Economic Opportunity in Open Source Software.

This was originally cross-posted to the GHC and CU-WISE blogs.


Career and Economic Opportunity in Open Source Software

As part of the open source track at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) this year, there was an informative session on career and economic opportunity in Open Source Software (OSS).

The session served two main purposes –
a) to show that participating in open source projects can provide many skills that can be relevant in obtaining a job and building a career, and,
b) that open source does not necessarily mean free software and therefore, there are multiple ways in which to make a living from OSS.