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OpenJS Foundation Supports Diversity in Open Source at Grace Hopper Celebration

By September 13, 2022Blog, Event

The OpenJS Foundation is a strong proponent of women in open source, and we couldn’t be more excited to support this mission at the Grace Hopper Celebration Conference this year in Orlando. Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists where women from around the world can learn, network, and celebrate their achievements.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is extremely important to both the OpenJS Foundation and the Linux Foundation. We encourage open source participation for people of different backgrounds, nationalities, orientations, and identities to create open source software, hardware, and standards. We believe that diversity in participation produces better technologies. Diverse communities are stronger communities. 

For more details on the Linux Foundation’s support of DEI efforts, please see The Linux Foundation Report on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Open Source

Hack with Node.js

We’re thrilled that Node.js has been selected as a featured Open Source Day Hackathon project. Preceding the event on September 16, Grace Hopper will host a virtual Open Source Day (OSD), an all-day hackathon where you can work with peers and Node.js mentors. Participants of all skill levels are welcome! We’re excited to see what you contribute. 

If you’re not able to attend the Hackathon, we encourage you to still get involved with Node.js and start contributing! More information can be found on GitHub.

Open Source Day Workshop

In addition to the Hackathon, join OpenJS Executive Director Robin Ginn for a workshop on The Open Source Games with John Mark Walker and Brittany Istenes from Fannie Mae, and Gil Yehuda from U.S. Bank. Workshop attendees will participate in a mock open source problem resolution and develop a more nuanced understanding of the level of effort required to sustain open source software communities. It will help participants see how “the falafel gets made” from the perspective of different open source ecosystem stakeholders.

OpenJS at Grace Hopper Celebration

We will be at the conference in Orlando, Florida, from September 20-23. If you are attending in person, make sure to stop by and say hi to our OpenJS representatives, as well as other projects from the Linux Foundation including CNCF, Hyperledger, LF Training, OpenSSF and RISC-V.

We will also be running a promotion for Node.js training during the event. Use code GH22 for a 25% discount on any e-learning course or certification, from September 19 through October 7, 2022.

Additionally, we invite you to join us for our Open Source Happy Hour on September 20 at Café Tu Tu Tango in Orlando. Stop by the Linux Foundation booth to get your free ticket to attend. Space is limited, so stop by early before tickets run out.

Thank you to all of our women identifying contributors – we hope to see you at Grace Hopper next week!