Nominatations now open for Women in Open Source Award

Red Hat is accepting nominations through 21 November for the Women in Open Source Award, which honors women for their contributions to open source, such as:

  • Code and programming contributions
  • Quality assurance, bug triage, and other quality assurance-related contributions
  • Involvement in open hardware
  • System administration and infrastructure contributions
  • Design, artwork, user-experience (UX), and marketing
  • Documentation, tutorials, and other communications
  • Translation and other internationalization contributions
  • Open content
  • Community advocacy and community management
  • Intellectual property advocacy and legal reform
  • Open source methodology

Nominees will be narrowed to a pool of finalists by employees of Red Hat. Award recipients will then be determined by a public community vote. Winners will be notified May, 2015 and publicly announced at the 2015 Red Hat Summit, June 23-26 in Boston.

The award has 2 tracks:

  1. Women who are enrolled in college or university will qualify for the Women in Open Source Academic Award, which offers a US $2,500 stipend and a feature article on

  2. Others will qualify for the Women in Open Source Community Award, which includes the above items as well as registration, flight, and hotel accommodations for Red Hat Summit 2015, as well as a speaking opportunity at a future Red Hat Women’s Leadership Community event.

More information:

Red Hat is proud to sponsor the Women in Open Source Award.

We’re looking for women who make important contributions to an open source project or the open source community. Nominate a woman today.

In the 1940s, 6 women programmed the ENIAC, the world’s first electronic computer. Throughout history, technology has benefited from the work of female pioneers. Some innovate and create, seeing the world through a different lens. Others bring us together and remind us why our work matters. And some are the revolutionaries who make change happen.

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