Nov 24 – 26, 2020
Asia/Kuala_Lumpur timezone

Community Engagement Challenge Overview and Update

Nov 24, 2020, 3:00 PM
Track 1

Track 1
25 minutes presentation


Melissa Wu


The GNOME Foundation, in partnership with Endless, launched the inaugural Community Education Challenge earlier in 2020. This is an exciting new opportunity to engage beginning coders with the free and open-source software (FOSS) community. Our goal is to encourage individuals or teams to submit stimulating ideas that will connect the next generation of coders to the FOSS community and keep them involved for years to come.

Join this talk to learn more about how the Challenge was created, where it is going and how you can support it now and in the future!

Tracks Encourage new contributors
Level of Difficulty Beginner
Author(s) Bio Melissa Wu is a Program Coordinator for the GNOME Foundation, leading the GNOME Coding Challenge. Her background is in marketing, event planning, and technology consulting. She has planned dozens of corporate events and initiatives and spent many years consulting with cities on improving their 911 emergency software. She is passionate about travel, having started her own travel consultancy, Woodlyn Travel in 2018. Melissa has long been committed to serving her community through active engagement in many civic organizations in her hometown of Pasadena, California. Melissa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, with a Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization. In her spare time, she likes unboxing, high tea, and trying new restaurants, all while keeping up with two small children. Melissa can be reached at

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