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Mel's reminder: What FOSS communities can look like from the outside

Jul 13, 2010 GMT

Red Hat's Mel Chua posted a blog entry called What FOSS communities can look like from the outside. Her post is a nice reminder that communication methods that we take for granted, such as IRC, can be barriers to entry into the FOSS community for new people.
Girls in Tech interview with Alison Randal

Jul 12, 2010 GMT

Girls in Tech' Ivo Lukas interviewed OSCON program chair Alison Randal about what to expect at next week's event. Alison says, "The theme is 'make it happen' – open source is in the position of broad acceptance now, we need to educate and expose as many individuals as possible - it’s on the cross road!"(Thanks to Geek Feminism Blog for the interview link!)
Hacker Public Radio interview with Celeste Lyn Paul

Jul 12, 2010 GMT

Hacker Public Radio's Klaatu sat down with Celeste Lyn Paul at SouthEast LinuxFest 2010. Listen to their interview to find out more about HCI in KDE.
OSCON 2010: Delightfully diversified

Jul 09, 2010 GMT

OSCON 2010 kicks off Monday, July 19, in Portland, Oregon with two days of tutorials followed by three days of sessions and an expo. This year's schedule offers a nice mix of sessions led by women, ranging from highly technical topics to the perfectly practical. On Wednesday, Mel Chua and Karsten Wade's talk, 5 FOSS in Edu Projects that Changed the World, will cover Humanitarian FOSS, Undergraduate Capstone Open Source Projects, Professors’ Open Source Summer Experience (POSSE), Teaching Open Source, and Sugar on a Stick. Anna Martelli Ravenscroft's talk, Diversity as a Dependency, will look at the practical benefits of diversity in organizations.In their talk, Build it Locally, Spread...
Interview with Joomla user Alice Grevet

Jul 07, 2010 GMT

Over on the Joomlablogger site, Kristoffer Sandven announced a new series of interviews with Joomla users. In his first interview, Kristoffer talks to Alice Grevet. Alice says, "I find the community to be very welcoming and full of the most wonderful people. We are stronger when we share what we know and learn from each other." Alice also talks about how she got involved with the Joomla! community and its community magazine, and about female-involvement in the Joomla! community. She says, "I joined the magazine because of something Amy tweeted. I had read about the magazine, but her encouraging message, and maybe also the fact that she is female, provided the nudge I...
Linux Pro Magazine Gets Fresh

Jun 30, 2010 GMT

Our monthly magazine was long overdue for a redesign, but this task is easier said (debated, researched, etc.) than done. If you're familiar with print publishing, you know that we have a frantic schedule that never slows down. In our case, the pace has only picked up as we continue to launch new magazines. Yet somehow our amazing editors and production team squeezed a Linux Pro Magazine (a.k.a. Linux Magazine outside North America) redesign into the mix. I tried to stay out of their way and anxiously awaited the results.The new design rolled out with our July issue (#116), which is on newsstands now. In addition to...
SC10: Doctoral Showcase (travel grants available!)

Jun 28, 2010 GMT

Here's a friendly reminder from SuperComputing 2010 to Ph.D. students:The Doctoral Showcase invites Ph.D. students in HPC, networking, storage and analysis, who anticipate graduating within the next 12 months, to submit a short summary of their research. Those selected will present a 15-minute summary of their best research to experts in academia, industry and research laboratories. Students are encouraged to submit a one-page summary of their research, publication list, and three slides on their major results for consideration by the reviewers.For more information, email doc-showcase@info.supercomputing.org.Submissions Due: July 26, 2010Submission Site: http://submissions.supercomputing.org

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