Hi. I’m Ecaterina Moraru, friends call me Caty and my GitHub username is @evalica. I’m from Iasi, Romania. I work as an Interaction Designer for a company that is sponsoring the open source project XWiki.org. I’ve been hired for about 10 years, but I’ve contributed for this community for more than 13 years. I was also involved with WoMoz a long time ago and I’m also a member of OSD (Open Source Design).
Since I’m involved in Open Source for such a long time, I can say that things are improving: in open source and also in computer science. Many more women are participating and don’t think anymore that this field is not welcoming. I have a B.Sc. in Software Engineering, but I’ve decided to focus more on Human Computer Interaction and to create software that is simple for every user.
Software, and open source software in particular, needs as many and diverse contributions as we can give. I’m very glad to be part of this community, and although I cannot meet you in your local gatherings, I am supporting this initiative from far away