Ruth Suehle is Director of Community Outreach in Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office, which supports upstream open source software communities and their projects. She is also executive vice-president of the Apache Software Foundation and producer of the ApacheCon conference. Her interests include promoting open source in the video game industry, and she is co-chair of the Free and Open Source Software SIG in the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and secretary and board member for LANFest, an international gaming charity. Co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, December 2013) and previously editor of Red Hat Magazine and opensource.com, Ruth is a writer and core contributor at GeekMom.com, where she covers the adventures of motherhood and fandom.
2 July 2021 | 39 mins 11 secs
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Today, our special guest is Ruth Suehle, Director of Community Outreach in Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office. Ruth is here to tell us all about Co.Lab, which is Red Hat and open source in action, started in 2017 as an outreach effort to middle school girls to increase their interest in STEM and to teach them the fundamental concepts of open source. She talks about some really cool projects they did, how it’s grown over the past four years, and the gaming and tech space gaming curriculum. Also, find out how you can get involved with Co.Lab as a volunteer. Download this episode now to find out much more! Don’t forget to subscribe for free to this podcast and share this podcast with your friends and colleagues.