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Linux Plumbers Conference: Sept. 17-19

May 19, 2008 GMT

The Linux Plumbers Conference is September 17-19 in Portland, Oregon. According to the conference page: "The Linux Plumbers Conference was created to provide a forum for communication and problem- solving for issues which are system-wide and cross project boundaries. This community event includes both invited guests as well as open registration, gathering 300 stakeholders, decision makers and developers." Jen Redman, organizing committee member, would like to see a nice turnout of women. Jen says, "We've put together a great student program for Tuesday, September 16, 2008 that will cover basic Linux 'plumbing' development, how to become involved in the development...
Open Source Embroidery

May 13, 2008 GMT

Many moons ago, before I started grad school, I embroidered almost every day. I look forward to embroidering again, starting right after my graduation party this weekend. So it's fitting that frequent Linux Magazine contributor Dmitri Popov sent me this fabulous link today to Open Source Embroidery. According to the site: "The same arguments about Open Source vs Free Software can be applied to embriodery. The needlework crafts also have to negotiate the principles of 'freedom' to create, modify and distribute, within the cultural and economic constraints of capitalism. The Open Source Embroidery project simply attempts to provide a...
Women 2.0 Business Competition

May 09, 2008 GMT

Finalists were announced for the Women 2.0 Business Competition and the top 5 teams will be pitching live tomorrow. It's not too late to register for tomorrow's conference: Women 2.0 & Stanford Women in Business Conference on Entrepreneurship Saturday, May 10 10:00am - 4:30pm in Stanford, California
Google Summer of Code Statistics

May 09, 2008 GMT

If you're curious about who's involved with Google's Summer of Code 2008, then check out Leslie Hawthorn's Top 10 statistics on her blog. This week you can see graphs of which schools the Summer of Coders are attending, and last week she posted the top 10 countries represented.
New Project Leader for Apache Archiva Project

May 06, 2008 GMT

Maria Odea "Deng" Ching was recently appointed vice president and project management committee chairperson of the Apache Archiva Project. "Apache Archiva is an extensible repository management software that helps taking care of your own personal or enterprise-wide build artifact repository."
Sydney Open Source Developers Conference Call for Papers

May 06, 2008 GMT

The AussieChix site posted a call for papers for the December 2008 Open Source Developers Conference in Sydney. Proposals are due by June 30.
Studio XX Launches MATRICULES

May 06, 2008 GMT

What is MATRICULES? According to the press release, it's one of the world's largest online archives of women's digital art, and you can check it out in person when it launches Tuesday, May 13, 5:30-7:30 PM at Hexagram Concordia, 1515 Ste-Catherine West, in Montreal. The StudioXX.org site says that Studio XX is "committed to establishing women's access to technology by providing training and instruction with a strong focus on free and open source software. By facilitating the creation and promotion of digital art, the Studio works to ensure that women are a defining presence in cyberspace."

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