What GitHub is doing for women developers, Tim O’Reilly speaks on open data, and more

There’s a lot of talk in the technology industry about the lack of women working for tech companies. So, it’s nice to hear about an open source company that is taking deliberate steps to give female developers a voice, as well as hiring them. ReadWrite has an article about GitHub’s “Passion Project,” a lecture series hosted at GitHub’s San Francisco headquarters where notable women in tech talk about a topic they’re passionate about. The lecture series, started by GitHub employee Julie Ann Horvath, are growing in popularity and are having a nice side effect: GitHub is recruiting more women employees because of it. Find out how the lecture series works, how it’s helping GitHub’s recruiting, and why Horvath says it’s not sexist.