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See You at OSCON and LinuxWorld

Jul 14, 2008 GMT

I'll be wo-manning the Linux Pro Magazine booth at OSCON and LinuxWorld. Stop by to say Howdy! and pick up a sample copy of the magazine.
Linux Pro PHP Articles Online

Jul 11, 2008 GMT

Don't forget: PHPWomen are sponsoring an article-writing contest. The winners will receive a free 1-year subscription to Linux Pro magazine and the option to have their articles posted on our site, too. Check out the Linux Pro February 2008 PHP issue for these PHP articles: PHP Scripting, by David SklarTools and techniques for PHP with Linux PHP Roundup, by James MohrChoosing a PHP integrated development environment Treasure, by Ken HessWorking with PHP online script archives Controlled Eclipse, by Alex Legler and Peter KreusselPHP programming in the Eclipse IDE Taking It Easy, by Tobias SchlittEasy PHP with the eZ Components library
NCWIT Talking Points

Jul 10, 2008 GMT

The site provides a Talking Points page as a resource for parents and educators to help encourage girls to consider careers in IT. The page is a great starting point and touches on topics such as what kinds of jobs are available, how to get started, job security and salaries, and how to prepare for a career in IT. However, the link to read more about women in IT provides a rather short list of 22 women and brief descriptions about them. Women who made the list are: Ashley Qualls Juliette Brindak Martina Butler Marissa Mayer Fran Allen Mary Lou Jepsen Manuela Veloso Helene Brashear Val Henderson Dr. Robin Murphy Ayanna Howard ...
LinuxChix-India article

Jul 10, 2008 GMT

LinuxChix-India, started in 2005 by Archana Raghupathy, got a nice write-up in The Economic Times. The article includes a quote by Vidya Ayer, which illustrates a cultural reason that it's harder for women in India to get involved with computing. Ayer says, "It's the lack of infrastructure, while the lack of computer access also plays some role. Most men who don't own computers would use a friend's machine; women in India would not have the freedom to stay late at a friend's place to hack away."
Barbara Liskov Named MIT Institute Professor

Jul 09, 2008 GMT

On July 1, Barbara Liskov was named an Institute Professor – the highest faculty rank – at MIT. In 1972, Liskov became the first woman hired as a professor of computer science at MIT. She's also actively worked on improving the hiring process so that more women will be considered for faculty roles, and as an associate head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, she oversaw the hiring of five female faculty members. According to the article in MIT's "The Tech" publication: Liskov and the group she leads have made significant advances in the robustness of object-oriented programming languages. Her group produced the first language to support data...
Linux Pro Magazine Special Edition: Ubuntu

Jul 08, 2008 GMT

Our Linux Pro Magazine: Ubuntu 8.04 Special Edition is available on newsstands now. If you know someone who wants to get started with Ubuntu, point them to the nearest Borders or Barnes & Noble so they can pick up a copy. The special edition includes a 10GB double-sided DVD with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Ubuntu.
Stormy Peters Hired as Executive Director of GNOME Foundation

Jul 08, 2008 GMT

Stormy Peters announced on her OpenLogic blog that she accepted the Executive Director position with the GNOME Foundation. Stormy has a long history with the GNOME community and was one of the founding members of the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board in 2000. On her blog, Stormy says, "I found the GNOME community extremely welcoming and passionate about their project. They got me hooked on open source and I've been spreading the word ever since." Stormy is continuing with OpenLogic in an advisory role.
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