Welcome to Systers' Open Source!

Systers is an international Anita B.org community encouraging the participation of all women involved in technology.

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, work experience, or religion (or lack thereof).


In order to engage with the community, you can sign up on Systers Open Source Slack and introduce yourself in the #intro channel, then subscribe to our systers-dev mailing list for more opportunities.

You can also attend the Systers Weekly Update meetings every Thursday at 12:00 Eastern Standard Time (17:00 UTC) on Zoom. You'll find the meeting details on our contact page.


Our projects focus on impacting users and communities by improving their lives with technology. We use various development languages and technologies, and encourage our contributors to learn new skills and solve new challenges. We’ve created a repository on GitHub so that contributors can publish and store their code, connect with other open source communities, and learn how to store revisions of code like Git. Github tracks your personal contributions, so you can share them as part of your portfolio.

Peace Corps Projects

The Peace Corps has had nearly 220,000 volunteers (PCVs) in 151 countries around the world since its creation in 1961. Many great technology projects are started for the Peace Corps, usually at hackathons, but they are rarely complete enough to deploy to the PCVs who need technology. Systers take on these projects, completes them, then works with Peace Corps administrators to get them tested and deployed in the field.

Please note that these projects have been archived until AnitaB.org finds new contacts within Peace Corps to finish and test these projects in the field.

PeaceTrack Android PeaceTrack iOS
Malaria Prevention Android Malaria Prevention iOS
Mobile App Control Center (Python w/Django) CrowdMap
Photo Language Translation (Ruby on Rails) Crowdsourcing for Guyana Deaf Community
PCSA Office of Victim Advocacy

Systers Projects

Systers, an Anita Borg Institute (ABI) Community, has very specific needs with managing volunteers. We have the Volunteer Management System and Systers Portal to help Systers and volunteers to make an engaged connection. We also maintain the Systers GNU Mailman and apply our customized features to the latest release. Our customized version, is very complex and has a higher difficulty level for developers. We’re also working on a new project to help manage our community's meetups.

Volunteer Management System (Python w/Django) Systers Portal(Python w/Django)
Automated Testing (Selenium using Java & Python) Meetup Features for Portal
Systers Features for Mailman 3 PowerUp


Systers participates in several Open Source Internships, including Google Summer of Code, Outreachy, and Rails Girls Summer of Code to encourage new people to contribute to our projects and become part of our community.

Google Summer of Code

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2010 2009

Outreachy (winter rounds only)


Rails Girls Summer of Code



GCI Anita's Moonshot