Join us for our special one-year anniversary and March edition of Passion Projects to welcome Selena Deckelmann to the spotlight. Selena has been involved with free and open source software since 1995 and began running conferences for PostgreSQL in 2007. In 2012, she founded PyLadiesPDX, a Portland, OR chapter of PyLadies.“Selena is a major OSS contributor and data architect at Mozilla”
We're excited to welcome Debbie Sterling for the April edition of Passion Projects. Debbie Sterling is an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math.“Debbie is an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox.”
Every month we open up our doors at GitHub HQ in San Francisco to around 60 members of our community to meet and make new friends, enjoy tasty treats, and hear inspiring talks from our Passion Projects speakers. A typical event looks something like this:
Our most recent talk was given by Dana McCallum. Dana is a senior engineer at Twitter. She was the lead engineer on Twitter's API for two years, helped create Twitter's advertiser API, and now works on social graph infrastructure. As an advocate for women in engineering and the LGBT community, Dana has helped create advocacy teams at Twitter and other companies and has served as a delegate on women's issues in India with the U.S. Department of State. You can find Dana on GitHub and Twitter.“Dana is a senior engineer at Twitter and co-founded Lambda Ladies”
We sat down with a few past speakers to talk more about how they came to do the thing they're doing now. Our first installment of this short documentary series is featuring developer Rachel Myers.“I'm pretty sure that I'm just as smart...”
When we first started Passion Projects, we wanted to surface and celebrate the work of incredible women in our industry, as well as produce more female role models within the tech community. After hearing 9 unique origin stories from past speakers, we're realizing the power and value of the communities their talks inspire.
By attending a Passion Projects talk, you're helping to create an environment where people can meet and make new friends, share their own experiences, and be a part of building a stronger and healthier community and support network with our peers.