Women are a minority in most technical communities, but in open source communities the numbers are even smaller — by a factor of about ten or more.
The Open Source Code Crunch seeks to promote mixed gender collaboration. Programmers will meet monthly and use their skills towards open source projects in a welcoming, collaborative, attitude-free, newbie-safe environment.
Sadly, the Open Source Code Crunch group is not longer meeting at the Berkman Center. But a new ruby on rails study group for women is now meeting at RBM Technologies on alternate Wednesdays. Click here for more information.