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6 great posts from the Open Source Convention in Portland

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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6 great posts from the Open Source Convention in Portland
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A bit of levity from Laura Thomson, engineering manager at Mozilla, commenting on the dearth of women typically found in the tech sector.



 

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