Leslie Hawthorn has more than 10 years experience in high tech project management, marketing and public relations. She currently works as an Open Source Outreach Manager for Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab. Previously, Leslie worked as a Program Manager for Google, where she was responsible for the company’s open source outreach efforts, including creating the world’s first program to get pre-university students involved in open source, the Google Highly Open Participation Contest (now Google Code-In) and managing its university focused counterpart, the Google Summer of Code program.
Leslie serves as an advisor to numerous open source projects and other organizations, including the Oregon State University’s student group for women in Computer Science, the Humanitarian FOSS Project and the Open Source Business Resource. You can follow her adventures on Twitter: @lhawthorn