Pioneering Change in Tech through Open Source – Tech.Strong.Women. EP 31

March 28, 2024

In this episode, hosts Jodi Ashley and Tracy Ragan have the privilege of speaking with Ewelina Wilkosz (Velux), a driving force behind the evolution of Jenkins Configuration as Code and a prominent figure in the open-source community. Ewelina shares her journey from consultant to Jenkins board member, recounting her pivotal role in developing early prototypes and collaborating with Jenkins creator Kosuke Kawaguchi to shape the future of the platform.

As one of the few women in the predominantly male-dominated Jenkins community, Ewelina reflects on her experience, highlighting the importance of diversity and inclusion in open source and the invaluable confidence gained through her involvement. Moreover, Ewelina underscores the critical need for sustained support and funding for open-source projects, emphasizing the role of community engagement in ensuring their longevity.

Offering practical advice for women entering the tech field, Ewelina encourages participation in open source as a pathway to skill development and community building. Tune in for an insightful conversation that celebrates the power of women in tech and the transformative potential of open source.

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Guest(s): Ewelina Wilkosz
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