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100 Awesome Women in the Open-Source Community You Should Know (sourced.tech)
34 points by eisokant on May 25, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

I love that they're using actual network data to build this list, not just a "who's who" based on someone's general impressions. There is so much potential in applying this kind of network analysis to the GitHub dataset, and I think we're only seeing the beginning with projects like this one, as well as ones like https://libraries.io/ and http://depsy.org.

One thing I missed in this writeup was more explanation of their methods. For instance, why were they only able to make gender guesses for 2mil out of 7mil users? That's unusually low for name-based gender identification. I'm guessing this is because many GitHub accounts didn't have first names, but would be great to actually see.

I'd also love to see the percentage of women they found out of those 2 million. Otherwise it's "Top 100 out of the ???? women on GitHub." Hopefully this will be addressed in the followup posts they promised. I'll be looking forward to them.

[disclosure: I'm a PI on http://depsy.org, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. And one of the gals on this list is my co-PI]

As soon as I saw Coraline Ehmke, I closed the tab. Not a good list.

Care to elaborate?

read up on how she decided to foist a social contract on the Ruby devs. She's poisonous.

This is really important to shed light on women developers!

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