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Nominations open for 2019 Red Hat Women in Open Source Awards

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 17, 2018) — Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2019 Women in Open Source Awards. Now in its fifth year, the Women in Open Source Awards were created and are sponsored by Red Hat to honor women who make important contributions to open source projects and communities, or those making innovative use of open source methodology.


"This award is one of the ways that we showcase the contributions of women who are advancing open source technology and hopefully encourage new voices to become catalysts for enhancing diversity in the tech industry."
— DeLisa AlexanderExecutive vice president and chief people officer, Red Hat


Nominations for this year's awards will be accepted for two categories: Academic, open to women who are enrolled full-time, earning 12 or more credit hours, in college or university; and Community, open to all other women contributing to projects related to open source.


One winner for each category will be announced at Red Hat Summit 2019, to be held at the Boston, May 7 –9, 2019. Each winner will receive:


● A $2,500 stipend
● Paid registration, flight, and hotel accommodations for Red Hat Summit 2019
● A featured speaker slot at a future Red Hat event.


Nominee experience and contributions can cover a wide range of open source-related categories, including:


● Coding and programming
● Community advocacy and management
● Design, artwork, user-experience (UI), and marketing
● Documentation, tutorials, and other types of communications
● Intellectual property advocacy and legal reform
● Open content
● Open hardware
● Open source methodology
● Quality assurance and bug triage
● System administration and infrastructure
● Translation and other internationalization contributions


Nominations will be accepted until Nov. 12, 2018, and anyone who identifies as a woman is eligible to apply. Finalists will be selected by judges, with winners being determined following a public vote.


About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.