Outreach works! Kelley Nielsen was chosen, out of eighteen successful applicants, to be one of four Round 7 Linux kernel interns through the Gnome Outreach Program for Women. This is the story of her journey from a frustrated retail worker, dreaming of writing code for a living, to a full fledged kernel developer. More fundamentally, though, it's about the win-win situation that helped her, and can help others like her, by bringing them on board with our favorite cause--Linux.
In this presentation, Kelley will talk about the technical aspects of her project, about her participation in the OPW program, and about how she grew and changed as a coder and a person as she rose to the challenge. She will show an example of outreach and mentoring at work, and demonstrates how these activities raise the quality of the code, the coder, and the community.Survey this Session