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Mourning Marina Zhurakhinsakaya

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We are sad to inform our community that Marina Zhurakhinsakaya died on Saturday.

CW: cancer - Marina died on Saturday after winning her struggle with cancer for three years. We
would like to elevate Marina's message to encourage people to test themselves for genetic markers
for breast cancer. You can donate in Marina's honor to Dana Farber's Metastatic Breast Cancer
Research Fund...

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Remembering and Honoring Marina Zhurakhinskaya

  • Remembering and Honoring Marina Zhurakhinskaya, Founder of Outreachy

    It is with great sadness that we write about the death of one of the most significant contributors to Free and Open Source Software, Marina Zhurakhinskaya. Marina was a force for change and leaves a profound legacy of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice. It is impossible to imagine what Software Freedom Conservancy and Outreachy would be like without Marina.

    Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Marina moved to the United States after completing high school. She was accepted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after less than a year in the United States and graduated from MIT with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science. After working at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory for several years, she joined Red Hat, a company focused on open source solutions for the enterprise market. While at Red Hat, Marina began to contribute to the GNOME desktop, working as a developer on GNOME Shell, and then became active in the GNOME community.

Remembering and Honoring Marina Zhurakhinskaya

  • Remembering and Honoring Marina Zhurakhinskaya, Founder of Outreachy

    It is with great sadness that we write about the death of one of the most significant contributors to Free and Open Source Software, Marina Zhurakhinskaya. Marina was a force for change and leaves a profound legacy of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice. It is impossible to imagine what Software Freedom Conservancy and Outreachy would be like without Marina.

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