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Loving & Learning OSS: A Kick-Off Panel

Career Conversations

Wed, Mar 8, 8:30 PM (UTC)


About this event

This lunch-and-learn style panel offers a unique opportunity for women and non-binary individuals to gather and discuss their role in open source while exploring what the future holds for women's engagement. Together, we will discuss the fundamentals and understanding OSS software, what it takes to contribute to a project, and how underrepresentation in OSS impacts us all. 

This panel serves as the official kickoff to GDI's Woman's Month OSS event where developers that are new to open source can prep for their first open source contributions to Project Ricotta for Lasagna Love. 

Featuring women in tech with diverse backgrounds in coding and management, we invite you to bring questions and curiosity to the event!

Event Details:
Wednesday, March 8
3:30p - 4:30p ET / 12:30p - 1:30p PT

Follow our entire series and make your first open source contributions with Girl Develop It and Lasagna Love!

  • March 8, 3:30p - 4:30p ET / 12:30p - 1:30p PT: Women's Month Panel: Importance of Women Learning & Loving Open Source Software
  • March 21 & 23, 6p - 9p ET / 3p - 6p PT: Intro to Git, Github & the Terminal (2 session cohort)
  • March 28, 6p - 9p ET / 3p - 6p PT: Contributing to Open Source using Git & Github
  • March 30, 6p - 9p ET / 3p - 6p PT: (Free) Setup Day for Project Ricotta Hackathon
  • March 31, 12p ET / 9a PT: Project Ricotta Hackathon (Kick-off)

Cost: Free
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Code of Conduct:
Our mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (


  • Jeseekia Vaughn

  • Marion Daly

  • Amy Lieberman

    Lasagna Love


  • Katie Franco

    Girl Develop It

    Executive Director

  • Katie Brydon

    Girl Develop It

    Community Host

  • Jeseekia Vaughn


  • Alex Vaughn