This is the first freed.in to have the largest number of women speakers so far: five and counting. The final count may just be more, thanks to the community-speaks, and the Birds of a Feather (BoF) sub-events. All of them are speaking at freed.in for the first time, and almost all of them, for the first time, at any national FOSS event.
Even more impressively, we’ve noticed an electromagnetic pulse of a surge, in the number of women delegates registering at our site. The first volunteer-meet held on Tuesday also had a few women opting in and taking charge of tasks.
For the record: All of them are from India. Also, if we were not limited by the available time-slots and speaker-halls, these numbers would have been even higher.
Let’s just see how these numbers translate in the realworld, at freed.in over the next two days.