[UbuntuWomen] Fwd: [Blueprint community-1311-ubuntu-women] Ubuntu Women Trusty Goals

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph lyz at ubuntu.com
Sun Apr 13 20:05:38 UTC 2014

Forwarding on the message from cprofitt, see below.

As an aside: Since we need the mailing list to accept non-member
postings in order for blueprint updates to work, I've asked svaksha to
loosen the restriction on posting to the list so that emails land in
the moderation queue. She had to restrict posting to members in order
to handle spam, so we'll have to recruit more moderators to handle the
spam queue, please contact her if you're interested in helping out :)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: cprofitt <cprofitt at ubuntu.com>
Date: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: [UbuntuWomen] [Blueprint community-1311-ubuntu-women]
Ubuntu Women Trusty Goals
To: Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph <lyz at ubuntu.com>
Cc: Ubuntu-Women <ubuntu-women at lists.ubuntu.com>

Hello all:

I took on a work item for the Trusty cycle and wanted to report my
findings. First, I think I should start with some background. My
motivation is due to having two girls of my own. I want them to have
opportunities, role models and encouragement to explore interests
related to technology; Development, systems administration, database
design, etc. I have a son as well so my personal efforts have been
focused on getting kids (male and female) exposure to computer science
related topics that are not being handled in K-12 schools in my area. In
doing to I wanted to ensure that the environment was sensitive to the
differences between children. To this end I wanted to engage Ubuntu
Women for assistance during the Trusty cycle, but found out that they
did not have experience in this age group. This is why I volunteered to
assist with doing some research as to what is available.


This group is undergoing some growth issues, but the founders and a
majority of the people involved appear to be very helpful.

I think the Ubuntu Women project can get involved with the local Coder
Dojos as mentors or instructors, they could also found dojos in areas
that do not have them.

This site will help you find existing dojos in your area.

Girls Who Code

I did not do a lot of research on this group, but they run summer
immersion camps and local clubs The movement is new and I think that
Ubuntu Women could become involved in helping provide local resources
for the summer immersion programs. The clubs are a more likely options
since they would take less time and resources.

You can sign up on their mailing list here:

Girls Develop It

This group led me to meeting a person locally that is helping to put
some ideas together. I did not get involved on a larger national level,
but the group also seems to be worth investigating. They appear to be
much less formal than Girls Who Code and run events and classes. They
even have some resources on-line for use.

You can find existing chapters here:


I also ran in to the founder of GradFly ( https://www.gradfly.co/ ) that
I think is a fantastic resource for kids to help them highlight their
IT / Computer science achievements to colleges and universities.

Anna Hadnagy is one of the founders of this site, and a graduate of a
local college.

I am going to continue this in my local area, but I hope the information
can help the Ubuntu Women team expand their message to kids ages 6 - 18.


On Sat, 2014-04-12 at 19:56 -0700, Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 4:51 PM, Svetlana Belkin
> <belkinsa at ubuntusense.com> wrote:
> > I'm explaining/questioning two items on the blueprint:
> >
> > On 04/12/2014 07:48 PM, Svetlana Belkin wrote:
> >>   [cprofitt] research existing groups (outside of FOSS) that address encouraging young women in technology and determine how to map Ubuntu to those projects: DONE
> >
> > Has he posted this research to us yet?
> He is having trouble sending a mail to the list, I'll Cc: him here so
> hopefully he can just reply and a moderator can let it through.
> >> - [belkinsa] speak to Ubuntu Youth group about how to help young women to get involved with Ubuntu: POSTPONED
> >
> > The Ubuntu Youth group/team is inactive and it's pointless to get help
> > from them.
> Thanks for the update!

Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph || Lyz || pleia2

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