Commentary & Perspectives

Be an OSD Mentor at GHC 19

Looking for ways to give back to the tech community? Become a GHC 19 volunteer! Each year, our volunteers help ensure GHC is a success by supporting AnitaB.org and our GHC attendees. Seize this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women technologists from around the world.

Becoming a mentor for Open Source Day (OSD) is one of many ways you can volunteer at GHC. Learn more about OSD and other GHC 19 volunteer opportunities below!

What is Open Source Day?

OSD is an all-day hackathon where participants of all levels contribute to free and open source software (FOSS). All projects focus on solving real world issues and improving the world we live in.

This year’s OSD will occur on Thursday, October 3, 9:30 a.m.—5 p.m. OSD participants sign up through session registration. Mentors sign up separately here.

What does an OSD Mentor do?

OSD Mentors work with one of our nine participating organizations to help participants contribute to their open source projects. Mentors are selected primarily based on project needs and should plan to attend the entirety of OSD on October 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can learn more about this year’s participating organizations and project needs here.

Mentors will not only get to work on these inspiring projects, but will also get the chance to help our OSD participants build their technical confidence. OSD participants come from all skill levels and backgrounds; some have little to no experience with OSS at all. Help them gain new skills and provide them with the encouragement they need to succeed — at OSD and beyond.

What other volunteer opportunities are there?

There are plenty of other volunteer opportunities at GHC as well, including speed mentoring, judging posters for the ACM Student Research Competition, and blogging or note taking. Please note that you must already be registered for GHC 19 in order to sign up as an onsite volunteer; if you are a remote volunteer for online sessions, you do not need to register.

Help us in our mission to support women technologists. Sign up as a GHC 19 volunteer today.