WindyCityRails: Childcare

Rikki Kite

ROSE Blog: Rikki's Open Source Exchange

Jul 03, 2009 GMT
Rikki Kite

The WindyCityRails event will be held September 12 in Chicago. A few weeks ago, Dana Jones told event organizer, Raymond T. Hightower, that onsite childcare would help increase attendance by women. On her blog, Dana writes, "Ray was very enthusiastic about the idea, and actually followed through on researching childcare alternatives for WCR! The Westin – which is hosting the conference in September – partners with two childcare centers! Now, it’s not inexpensive, but what is when it comes to conferences?"

Liana Leahy responded to Dana's blog post and pointed out that there are plenty of dads who will benefit from the childcare, too. She writes, "Making daycare available sets a great tone for the inclusiveness of the rails community. It also sends the message that good programmers include people with commitments away from their computers."

To find out more about the childcare details, see Dana's blog post.

Find out more about WindyCityRails at: http://windycityrails.org/

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