Hey there! 👋
This is Mariana Balla, but I guess you already know that since you are here…
I own a Bachelor’s & a Master’s degree on “Information & Communication Technology”, both granted by the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirana.
I am a FLOSS geek 🎊 and for the past years I’ve been a member of Open Labs Hackerspace. Open Labs is probably the only hackerpsace with a majority of women joining. I’m sure you’ve never heard of a hackerspace’s executive board that all members are girls! Have you? 😉
A hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, hackspace, or makerspace) is a community-operated, often “not for profit”, workspace where people with common interests, such as computers, machining, technology, science, digital art, or electronic art, can meet, socialize, and collaborate. Hackerspaces are comparable to other community-operated spaces with similar aims and mechanisms such as Fab Lab, men’s sheds, and commercial “for-profit” companies. - Wikipedia