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How did the Outreach Program for Women work out for the Linux kernel this year?

Jen Wike

The Linux Foundation became a sponsor for the FOSS Outreach Program for Women earlier this year, choosing seven interns to hack on the Linux kernel from June through September. And, the results are in: the intern group ranked among the largest contributors to Linux kernel 3.12.

I asked Lisa Nguyen, one of the seven women interns, what it was like to work full time on the Linux kernel, with Linux developers, remotely for four months.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I'm definitely a fan of open source tech for companies. Wondering how Linux differs from let's say Google Docs? (I honestly don't know much about Linux and would love to know more). I love hearing her thoughts on the importance of women working in tech too- especially if they feel they're not great at math or science.

  • Stef McDonald

    I love this. QUESTION: What does open source mean to you? ANSWER: One word: collaboration.