International Women’s Day, is a special day for us as it celebrates the incredible achievements of women worldwide. At Cloud68.co, we believe that we must recognize and celebrate the contributions of women in the tech industry every day, especially those who contribute to free libre open source technologies (FLOSS) and online privacy.
On March 8th, we should remember that women have played a significant role in the development of FLOSS, including Ada Lovelace, who wrote the first computer program in the 1800s and Margaret Hamilton. In more recent times, women have contributed to important open source projects such as Linux, Nextcloud, and WordPress, as well as advocating for digital security and online privacy.
(In 2016, Margaret Hamilton was awarded for her work leading to the development of on-board flight software for NASA’s Apollo Moon missions.)
While International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women’s contributions, we believe that we must fight for recognition of women every day. Women are still underrepresented in the tech industry, and many face discrimination and harassment. We must continue to advocate for equal opportunities and recognition for women in tech, and we must work to create a more inclusive industry.
At Cloud68.co, we recognize and appreciate the significant contributions of women in FLOSS and are committed to creating an environment that is inclusive and welcoming for everyone. We believe that diversity is an essential ingredient in any successful organization, and we are committed to supporting and empowering women in the tech industry.
A small gift 🎁!
As a small thank you to the amazing women in the open source filed, we will offer one Nextcloud instance (Starter package) free of charge for 12 months to a total of 5 women led organizations. Apply from March 8th 2023 to March 14th 2023 23.00 CET. When you apply by filling in the form in the Starter package, make sure to to add ‘march8th2023’ in the comment section of the form to claim your gift. In the same section, please explain how you are planning to use your Nextcloud instance to empower women in FLOSS.
Once again, thank you to all the women that are making open source technologies better 🤗.