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Where are they now? The Participants of the 2006 Women's Summer Outreach Program

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"What did you accomplish as part of your WSOP project. Who was your mentor? Did your work get incorporated into the module you worked on?

"Fernanda Foertter: I started graduate school that very summer so WSOP did more for me learning than I was able to finish. I learned a lot about GUI programming and helped me land a job after grad school! Chris Ball was my mentor and he was a great mentor! Unfortunately I couldn’t finish my work in time, so it did not get incorporated into the module.

"Monia Ghobadi: The project that I worked on was called Gnome-Screen: Integration of Gnome Terminal and GNU screen. Behdad Esfahbod and Chris Ball were my two incredibly cool mentors. Unfortunately my work did not get incorporated into the module yet. I keep giving people my patch here and there and I had a chat with Behdad on resuming my work. Cecilia Gonzalez-Alvarez: My project was the optimization of the switch of components (mail, contacts, calendar, tasks, memos) in Evolution. The time of switching increased exponentially with the number of switches done (almost 2 seconds after 200 switches). I profiled the application, analyzed the code and detected and solved the bug responsible of that behavior. My mentor was Federico

"Mena-Quintero. I think my work got incorporated into the module... Federico did the update on the CVS."

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