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May 7, 2008 / yolynne

Filipina Open Source Developer is the New VP of the Apache Archiva Project

During the awarding of PSIA Honor Award
Speaking infront of PSIA members about Case Study on IP

Making the news in the IT field these past few days is a Filipina named Ma. Odea “Deng” Ching. She made a big feat by being elected as the Vice President of Archiva, a community based Open Source project of the Apache Software Foundation. Deng, as she is fondly called is a Developer at Exist Global, a company founded by Filipino IT Venture Capitalist and Serial Entrepreneur Winston Damarillo.

Apache, for the benefit of the not too techy inclined is the popular free Web server that runs on an estimated 60+ % of all the websites in the Internet.

Women might be considered lesser in number compared to men in the IT world more so in the Open Source arena, but the good thing is, a lot are being recognized and are excelling in it.

Words of wisdom from Deng

  1. Invest on Experience
  2. Hold on to your Values and Ethics
  3. Don’t be afraid to give your opinion or to take a stand

Very well said, again Congratulations Deng!

For more info, kindly visit my fave techno blogger/reporter Erwin Oliva’s video interview on Deng at


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  1. Seven Years / Jun 11 2008 4:57 pm

    Wow!!! We are proud of you kabayan! Prouder even still as a fellow woman in IT! Rock on!

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