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Re: Updating stats, thinking about what to do

2011/4/18 Margarita Manterola <margamanterola@gmail.com>:
> Hey all,


> Today, after chatting a bit with Meike, I took the time to update the
> stats and the graph located at
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianWomen/Statistics

Thanks! Those stats are really useful to know what's going on.

> Since I did it last year, we've only had 2 new female uploaders, and
> Francesca has started the process to become a non-uploading DD (which
> will be tracked in the stats as a any other DD, I guess) but that's
> about it.
> I've realized that no new female contributor has become a DD since
> 2008.  And it worries me.  It's been 3 years since Meike and Miriam
> became DDs.  We want more new women joining the project, and I feel
> that if it's not happening, it's because we are doing something wrong.
> Also, quoting Meike: "When the DPL was elected in 2004 there were 911
> Debian Developers eligible to vote, 4 of them were female. Shortly
> after debian-women was founded. When the DPL was elected in 2011 there
> were again 911 Debian Developers eligible to vote, but this time 12 of
> them were women. Optimistically put that's three times as many.
> Realistically that puts us from 0.4% to 1.3%"
> Last year, we did the IRC training sessions which worked fine, and I
> hope that they can happen again this year.  Apart from that, is there
> something that we might do to get more women to contribute to Debian?
> I think it'd be very interesting to read the opinions of those that
> are not really involved yet, because that would help us get new points
> of view, and help us achieve our goals better.

We seem to be having a reasonable upwards trend in the number of first
uploads, even though not as good as it was between 2003-2005. It would
be nice to find out how to get such a good result in the number fo
first uploads made by a female again, and it would also be nice to
know how to transform a higher number of those first uploads into DDs.
The increase of female DDs between 2005 and 2008 might be
statistically related to the increase of first uploads between 2003
and 2005 according to the graph. It could also be unrelated, the
evidence is not very solid.


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