The WISE Awards celebrate the work of individuals and organisations who are leading the way for women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Senior Lecturer Anne-Gaelle Colom has been shortlisted in the International Open Source Award category which is sponsored by Bloomberg.

Speaking of being nominated for the WISE Awards, Anne-Gaelle Colom said: “I am very honoured and delighted to have been shortlisted again for the International Open Source WISE Award sponsored by Bloomberg. I have been involved with Open Source Projects, Software Development and Governance for many years now. It is always a great pleasure to engage with the Open Source Community and share my experience with our students and colleagues. Last year's nomination was a great encouragement for me to release our own Open Source Project, here at Westminster, to engage more people and women in particular into coding, and help our students become contributors to that project. I am very happy that the first phase of this project, which was to develop a graphical teaching tool, is about to be released to academic institutions and schools."

Anne-Gaelle was nominated as a result of her involvement with Open Source. As well as her teaching in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Westminster, Anne-Gaelle is also a member of the jQuery Mobile Team, the Content Lead for the jQuery Foundation and has been contributing to jQuery projects since 2010. She was elected to the jQuery Board of Directors in April 2013, and today is the only academic and female member of the Board. Board membership is composed of people who influence the technology and standards that are shaping the future of the Web.

The winners will be announced at the WISE Awards ceremony in London on the 10 November 2016.

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