Panel: Campus Party

“Get more women on board”


For Campus Party’s Berlin iteration in 2012, I was asked to speak about my work with open source technology communities on a panel entitled Get More Women on Board. “European development will be a function of how effectively ‘woman power’ is applied, experts say. Our future will depend on how well administrative systems utilize this potential. But where are all the women?” Hosted by German reporter Britta Weddeling, the panel included Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake, Pirate Party activist Anke Domscheit-Berg, and social media strategist for the German Bundestag party Teresa Bucker. We discussed the complexities of getting women into positions of power in digital environments, and I shared the outcomes of my research on the experiences of young female hackers across Europe. A livestream of the panel is located on Youtube here.