Two Day Workshop on Women in Free Software

A Two Day Workshop on Women in Free Software is being organized by Ubuntu Women Project in collaboration with Fedora Women and NSEC, Kolkata on the 15th and 16th of July'2016. Fedora Women's Day will be part of the workshop on the 15th.


The event report may be found here.


Netaji Subhash Engineering College Garia, Kolkata (Near Garia Station)


15.07.2016 and 16.07.2016

10:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs on each day.

Organizations involved

Workshop Chairwoman

Organizing Committee


* To improve participation of women in Free and Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS), * To improve diversity within FLOSS communities, * To deliberate on issues facing women and other minorities who have the potential to participate in FLOSS, * To improve diversity within related academic and industrial sectors and * To introduce cutting edge free software.

Topics (Broadly)

  1. Free(dom) software Development :
  2. how to contribute b. careers c. diversity
  3. Tutorials/Surveys/Technical hands-on sessions
  4. Issues faced by women in computing at work
  5. How to make your organisation more inclusive
  6. Improving participation of women in FOSS
  7. How can GSM people use FOSS to empower themselves?

Eligibility for Workshop Participation

Only Women with interest in free software /computers and applied human rights. Queer women are encouraged to apply. Maximum of 30 from college and rest from outside. Total number of participants will be restricted to 50.

What will Participants Gain from this Workshop?

Ideally they would be * able to navigate their future workspaces in a seamless way, * able to create inclusive workspaces, * able to set discriminatory workspaces in order, * able to use new free software, understand FLOSS development environments and opportunities, and * specifically be able to contribute to Fedora and Ubuntu development without any apprehensions.

Speakers (Confirmed)

List of Talks (Incomplete)

Time Table


Registration: 10:00 to 10:30 hrs (IST)




A Mani

10:30 – 11:30

Free Software, Women and Feminism

A Mani

11:35 – 12:30

GNU/Linux, Ubuntu

Trishna Guha

12:30 – 13:30

What I do in Fedora & How Can You Get Involved

Priyanka Nag

14:00 – 15:00

Imposter Syndrome

Rebeka Mukherjee

15:05 – 16:05

Python Scripting

Trupti Kini

16:05 – 17:00


Tea at 11:30, 15:00 & Lunch break: 13:30–14:00





Priyanka Sinha

10:30 – 11:30


Gunjan Gautam

11:35 – 12:30


Priyanka Nag

12:30 – 13:30

How To Contribute to FLOSS?

A Mani

14:00 – 15:00

LATEX for Publishing

Swapna Agarwal

15:05 – 16:05


Open Session

16:05 – 17:00


Event Budget

Number of Participants

50 (this is based on lab capacity)


Conference Harassment Policy

Standard AdaCamp policies shall be followed.

Registration Fee

Rs 300 Only

How To Participate

Only women with some interest in free software/computers or applied human rights may please send their details (name, address, affiliation, occupation, FOSS experience, age ) in a email with subject WWFS Participation to . Queer women are encouraged to apply. Seats are limited, so please hurry! Lunch and high Tea will be provided at venue.

Certificate of Participation

All participants will be awarded certificates of participation.

Event Posters

Event posters in PDF format can be found at here here. JPEG formats are here. The Timetable with instructions are at this link. These are also available at this Fedora page and also at this github repository.

About the author:

This report has been written by A Mani. She is a researcher and teacher in algebra, logic and rough sets, is currently affiliated to CU and is a leader of the Ubuntu Women Project. If you have contributed to this document, then please do add your name.

WWFS-FWD2016 (last edited 2016-07-17 16:59:55 by a-mani-cms)