First Friday Roundup
ROSE Blog: Rikki's Open Source Exchange
- Ubuntu Women World Play Day: The deadline for submissions is May 14th! Enter the contest for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes: a ZaReason Terra A20 netbook with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, a Dell 10n with Ubuntu Moblin Remix, or a prize pack of random goodies from The Ubuntu Shop and a gold USB necklace from ZaReason. All winning entries also come with a subscription to their choice of either Ubuntu User or Linux Pro Magazine.
- UDS: If you attend the upcoming Ubuntu Developer's Summit, be sure to meet our editor Anika Kehrer and blogger Amber Graner. I'm looking forward to getting lots of updates from those fabulous ladies.
- Check out this BBC article, Girl geek appeal: Women's movement online, by Jamillah Knowles. The author writes about some of the support networks, including the Girl Geek Dinners, that women have created in the technology industry.
- Geek Dad has a brief Wired post about what to get Geek Moms for Mother's Day. (I don't expect my kid to decorate our TV room to look like the bridge of the USS Enterprise, but I might be able to talk her into a Star Wars marathon.)
- If you haven't read Eileen Burbidge's Tech Crunch Europe post, Want more women in tech? Girls, just do it. And everyone, quit the patronizing, then check it out because it's led to some heated discussion this week.
Ubuntu Women World Play Day
There is such thing? How come no-one told me?
You mean to tell me that I can just register to the event and play with women from all around the world?
And the cherry topping, they all know linux, so i can actually use my knowledge of linux to do the charming.
Wow, the person who thought of this should get a Nobel peace prize.
Where do I register for next year?
Is there an exchange option? (e.g. I bring the Ubuntu Woman I got at home, and we can both play with other Ubuntu users)
Do the games include older tech such as IP-Chains or just the modern stuff like IP-Tables?
Do we bring our own equipment?
Oh man, I can go for hours
Anyway, It's nice to see the community thing in the working.
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