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Reminder: Ada Lovelace Day March 24th

Mar 17, 2009 GMT

Thanks to Mary Gardiner for this reminder: "Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. "Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines. Entrepreneurs, innovators, sysadmins, programmers, designers, games developers, hardware experts, tech journalists, tech consultants. The list of tech-related careers is endless. "To take part All you need to do is sign the pledge, pick your tech heroine and then publish your blog post any time on Tuesday 24th March 2009. It doesn’t matter how...
2009 Winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Mar 13, 2009 GMT

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was handed out last weekend to 32 high school women. According to the press release: The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to highlight the computing aspirations of young women, introduce them to leadership opportunities in the field, and generate visibility for women’s participation in technology fields. The award-winners, chosen among 379 applications from 38 states, are being acknowledged for their outstanding aptitude and interest in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. The announcement also includes a list of all the award winners. Read what one...
Update on Ubuntu Women

Mar 13, 2009 GMT

Pleia's Blog includes an update on the status of the Ubuntu Women Project , and you can see the recent IRC meeting notes online. One result of the meeting is an upcoming series of interviews with women in the Ubuntu community, which will run in Full Circle online. A wiki page will track the interview project: http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Interviews Find out more about Ubuntu Women at: http://women.ubuntu.com/.
Stormy Peters Discusses the Open Source Software Model

Mar 12, 2009 GMT

Stormy Peters took Dave Neary's slot at OSiM and developed a talk to fit his topic title: Increasing Ecosystem Collaboration through Open Source On her blog, she writes, "While some companies have figured out how to work together, either through consortia or through their employees that work on the same open source software projects, others are still figuring out how to collaborate and still keep a competitive advantage. Open source enables companies to collaborate." Stormy suggests a few ways that companies can better collaborate with other companies, and she asks for reader-submitted ideas, too. Check out her blog post for an outline of her talk, and leave her a comment...
Why do you love Linux and FOSS?

Mar 12, 2009 GMT

Linux Today's Carla Schroder posted a list of reasons why she loves Linux and FOSS. Her thoughtful list includes reason such as "It embraces all of the important freedoms – the freedom to create, share, invent, collaborate, learn, and change, all without penalties or artificial barriers" and "It accomodates all skill ranges, from beginner to guru." Check out Carla's post and add your reasons for loving Linux and FOSS.
Girls in Tech Series: WIOS – Where are we? (Part 1)

Mar 12, 2009 GMT

Amy Cham started a Women in Open Source series on the Girls in Tech site. In Part 1, Amy discusses the growing number of women in the Drupal community. "As far as real numbers, the estimates are that last spring’s DrupalCon in Boston was roughly 8% female, the summer conference in Szeged was around 10%, and this year’s event in DC pulled a roughly 15% female attendance," she says. Check out Part 1 of Amy's series and leave a comment to let her know what you think.
Dawn Foster Interviews Audrey Eschright

Mar 11, 2009 GMT

Over on the Web Worker Daily site, Dawn Foster interviewed Audrey Eschright on the topic of community organized events. Audrey provides some tips on event planning and looks into her crystal ball to see the future of community events. At the end of the post, Dawn asks readers, "What questions or tips do you have about community organized events, unconferences, and BarCamps?"

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