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).
We believe in inclusivity, diversity, and transparency. We value open source citizenship and collaborative involvement.
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 with updates in the #announcements channel on Slack.
Our projects focus on impacting users and communities by improving their lives with technology. We use various development languages and technologies, while encouraging our contributors to learn new skills and solve new challenges. We host all of our code on GitHub, where contributors can publish and store their code, connect with other open source communities, and learn version control with Git. Github tracks your personal contributions, so you can share them as part of your portfolio.
The Peace Corps has had nearly 220,000 volunteers (PCVs) in 151 countries around the world since its creation in 1961. Great technology projects are started for the Peace Corps, usually at codeathons, but they are rarely complete enough to deploy to the PCVs. Systers takes on these projects, completes them, then works with Peace Corps administrators to test and deploy in the field.
Please note that these projects have been archived until AnitaB.org finds new contacts within the Peace Corps to finish and test them in the field.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 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 high 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 Programs, including Google Summer of Code, Outreachy, and various codeathons to encourage new people to contribute to our projects and become part of our community.
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GCI Anita's Moonshot EmpowHERment Summit