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Where Winner #1: Akkana Peck

Mar 10, 2010 GMT

Congratulations to Akkana Peck! Akkana won one of our free passes to Where 2.0. I still have 1 ticket available, so get your submission in lickety split!And way to be an overachiever, Akkana! Check out these beautiful submissions: I'd so love a ticket to WHERE 'Cause of all the great mapping talks there See, at Where 2.0 There is so much to know Everyone has great info to share!––––––––––––––––––––––––– Where's the conference? Here, there, everywhere -- it's you!(It's in San Jose)––––––––––––––––––––––––– Do you know the way? Where is San Jose? she asksBeen away so long
Win a free ticket to Where 2.0

Mar 10, 2010 GMT

Who: You?What: Win 1 free ticket (conference sessions only) to O'Reilly's Where 2.0 conference (or you can buy your own ticket if you don't want to enter the contest and prefer to register here)Where: San Jose, California, USAWhen: March 30-April 1, 2010How: Send me an email with either a limerick or haiku that is coherent (meaning it makes sense when I read it and isn't just jibberish) and includes the word "where".I'll pick the first 2 coherent & particularly clever submissions to repost on this blog and winners will be notified via email. (If you don't want your name posted with your winning submission, not a problem. But if your submission is particularly clever, maybe...
Deadline in 7 days: Grace Hopper 2010 Call for Participation

Mar 10, 2010 GMT

It's not too late to get your proposal in for Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2010. Check out this impressive and inviting list of options: Birds of a Feather (BOFs) Call for Participation New Investigators Technical Papers Call for Participation Panels, Workshops and Presentations Call for Participation PhD Forum Call for Participation Technical Posters Call for Participation Technical Research Papers Call for ParticipationNow go participate!
"How I discovered Ubuntu" Contest Winners Announced

Mar 09, 2010 GMT

Yesterday the winners of the Ubuntu women-sponsored contest were announced. Check out Amber Graner's summary of the announcement over on her Ubuntu User blog.Congratulations to the winners – I hope you enjoy your new magazine subscription and other fabulous prizes!
Now Serving Fresh Kernels: Store Launches

Mar 09, 2010 GMT is launching a new online store, which includes t-shirts, baby onesies, stickers, and coffee mugs. According to the announcement: All revenue generated from the Store will go directly towards Linux Foundation activities, events and strategic initiatives. The Linux Foundation uses funds from a variety of revenue streams to support the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and to sustain important services such as technical events; travel grants for open source community members; a vendor-neutral forum for projects such as MeeGo; and free training resources direct from the...
Happy International Women's Day!

Mar 08, 2010 GMT

Happy 99th International Women's Day! How do you plan to celebrate?
Soapbox Surfing About Swimming in Print

Mar 05, 2010 GMT

I think about magazines all the time, even on vacation when I look for Linux Pro on the newsstands everywhere I go (really, my vacation albums include our magazine in the wild). I think about online, too, but my passion is for print. I've worked in print publishing my entire adult life, and it's how my spouse earns his living, too. In fact, on our honeymoon in Playa del Carmen we went to a scuba shop just to check out a magazine my husbands designs – and it looks just as good in Mexico as it does in Missouri or at the Scuba Shack in Kansas, maybe even better.There used to be a time when people would say "Print is dead" to my face just to watch me climb on my soapbox and shake...
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