Women@OSS Breakfast

This morning there was an informal breakfast for the women at the conference, and supporting male friends, of course. It was a really nice opportunity to meet some of the other women at the conference, and it seems that there are a lot more women here this year than last. In 2008, I counted about 10% female attendance in any given session, but at yesterday's doctoral consortium, 28% of the attendees were women. It was really encouraging. Not that I mind being a minority in the field, but being the only female student was a bit startling to me last year.

The breakfast included a short presentation on eGovernment in Sweden, presented by a member of the Swedish Parliament. Their vision for user-centered design of eGovernment was really inspiring, and the Swedish hospitality has been lovely.