This is a living document that can serve as a resource for finding people including those identifying as women, transgender people, nonbinary people, and other underrepresented genders leading open source projects and companies, serving as maintainers, or otherwise supporting Open Source.
This resource began in reponse to a discussion post started by Christine Belzie titled Where are all the women owned Open Source projects. In looking for some resources to send Christine, I was unable to find anything thorough or currently maintained and decided to start this project. It is our hope that this resource will get so large that we will have to find a better solution to hold all the amazing resources.
Contributions to this resource are welcome and encouraged.
Click on the CONTRIBUTING.md to learn how to submit resources.
Alison Gianotto aka "snipe" - Snipe-IT
bashbunni - Devrel @ Charm and other projects like pjs
Carly Gradeff - Emojisplosion Site
Emma Dawson - Accessible For All
Jonavil (Avie) Fukai - Spaces Lounge
Julia Ferraioli & Amanda Casari - Open Source Stories
Maggie Appleton - Digital Gardeners
Naomi Carrigan - Becca Lyria Bot
Sonya Moisset - Many repositories
Tracy Chao - Women In Software Engineering
Willow (GHOST) - Many repositories
Julia Undeutsch - Nikki My Diary
Founders & Leaders
Ada Nduka Oyom - Founder of She Code Africa and OSC Africa
Christine Peterson - Credited with coining the term "open source" in reference to software wiki
Coraline Ada Ehkme - Co-Founder Organization for Ethical Source | Contributor Covenant
Julia Lawall - Many achievements, notable projects include Coccinelle
Katrina Owen - Founder of Exercism.io
Lea Verou - Elected @w3ctag member, CSS WG Invited Expert, HCI researcher at MIT CSAIL. Founder of many open source projects,including PrismJS.
Mitchell Baker - CEO of Mozilla foundation
Sarah Novotony - OSS leader, currently leading OSS strategy at Microsoft.
Communities and Organizations
AnitaB - Nonprofit focused on providing women and non-binary technologists with year-round opportunities to connect with and inspire one another, develop their professional skills, find mentors, and gain recognition.
Awesome4girls - A curated list of inclusive events/projects/initiatives for women in the tech area.
GSSoC - GirlScript Summer of Code is a 3-month long Open Source program by GirlScript Foundation
Django Girls- Django Girls is a non-profit organization that empowers and helps women to organize free, one-day programming workshops by providing tools, resources, and support. They have a number of open source projects on their GitHub page.
Open Austin - Open Austin addresses local social and civic challenges through creative uses of technology. We foster relationships between government, non- and for-profit organizations, and resident activists. President Liani Lye
Open Source for Equality - Open Source for Equality is a beginner-friendly, safe space for women to participate in open source projects that promote gender equality.
Open Source Queens -This is a space for women and non-binary individuals to share their experiences in the open source community. Whether you're a maintainer, founder, or contributor, we welcome you to join our community!
PyLadies - PyLadies is a global mentorship group focused on helping more marginalized genders become active participants & leads in the Python open-source community
She Code Africa - She Code Africa is a non-profit organization focused on celebrating and empowering young girls and women in technology across Africa.
Women in Technology - We bring together women whose goal is to support each other in developing professional competencies, preparing for leadership roles, building a network of contacts, and increasing visibility in IT. Women in Technology website
Open Source Stories - Podcast by Julia Ferraioli & Amanda Casari - The Open Source Stories project celebrates this expanded view on what is counted and who represents open source by collecting narratives from creators, contributors, and consumers alike.
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