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This page catalogs examples of technical conferences with few or no women speakers.

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No women speakers

  • 2007
    • C4[1] (Mac developer conference)

Single woman speaker

  • The Golden Gate Ruby Conference had a single female speaker in 2009
  • MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference had a single technical female speaker in 2009 (although a total of 4 speakers out of 68 for 6%)
  • JavaScript Conference 2009 in Washington DC had one female speaker out of 17 total (~6%), although hers was the only non-technical talk at the conference (0%).

Low percentage (<25%)

  • OSCON has had 8%-9% women speakers between 2007-2009, though some portions (eg. Ignite) have a higher percentage (see below).
  • SAGE-AU 2009 looks to be around 10%
  • Flashbelt 2009 had 5(?) women speakers out of 38, or about 13%
  • Open Source Bridge 2009 had 21%
  • Web 2.0 Expo 2009 had just under 20%
  • ETech 2009 had 21.7%
  • linux.conf.au 2008 had 13 speakers of 71, 18% and 2009 had 9 women speakers of 82, 11%.
  • OSDC Australia 2006 had 7 women speakers of about 51 (14%), 2007 had 7 women speakers out of about 59 (12%), 2008 had 5 out of about 62 (8%). 2009's schedule is not final yet but sits at 3 out of about 38 (8%)

High percentage (>25%)

The following conferences have had a relatively high percentage of women speakers: