Togán Labs, a Limerick based embedded software and services company, is pleased to announce that their co-founder and CTO, Beth Flanagan, has been selected as a finalist for the Redhat Women in Open Source Award. In its fourth year, the Women in Open Source Award seeks to honor women who make important contributions to open source projects and communities, or make innovative use of open source technology.
Ms. Flanagan, or ‘pidge’, as she is known in the open source world, is a long time contributor to OpenEmbedded and the Yocto Project, a former Outreachy mentor, and the co-founder and CTO of Togán Labs, whose offerings include Oryx Linux, an OpenEmbedded based Linux distribution for embedded devices and the soon to be released autOmat, an embedded systems rapid development tool.
“Togán Labs as a company insists on a gender balanced and diverse workforce by design. Our board is over 50% women, two of our three founders are women, and our engineering team is gender balanced.” said Ms. Flanagan.
“As Togán Labs grows our business and expands, we have made a commitment to ensure that that status is maintained, not only by addressing the women in STEM ‘leaky pipeline’, but to quote our COO, Aoife FitzGibbon O’Riordan, by ‘digging wells’; looking for our future co-workers outside of the traditional university Computer Science tracks.