Welcome to LinuxChix

LinuxChix is a community for women who like Linux and Free Software, and for women and men who want to support women in computing. The membership ranges from novices to experienced users, and includes professional and amateur programmers, system administrators and technical writers.

See About LinuxChix for more information, and Join LinuxChix to join.

Our Terri Oda's whimisical slide deck hits the news stands!

Our fellow LinuxChix, Terri Oda made a mischievous slide set explaining why biological differences has nothing to do with mathematical ability and in turn does not account for the genders account for the low numbers of women in software! Scroll and read more here: http://www.fastcolabs.com/3008216/tracking/minding-gap-how-your-company-...

Congratulations to Terri!

Computing skills boot camp in Boston June 24-25

On June 24-25, 2013, Software Carpentry will run a computing skills
boot camp in Boston for women in science, engineering, and medicine.
With three rooms and six instructors, it will be one of the biggest
events we've ever done. This boot camp is open to women at all stages
of their research careers, from graduate students, post-docs, and
faculty to staff scientists at hospitals and in the public and private
sectors. Registration is only $20; to sign up, or find out more,
please visit the registration page at
http://software-carpentry.org/blog/2013/04/announcing-wise-bootcamp.html

Joseph Reagle on the gender gap in geek culture

Is geek culture sexist? Joseph Reagle, Assistant Professor of Communications Studies at Northeastern University and author of a new paper entitled, “Free as in Sexist? Free culture and the gender gap,” returns to Surprisingly Free to address geek feminism and the technology gender gap.

A #tbldownunder tip jar for Pia

A year ago, when Pia thought it might be cool to bring Tim Berners-Lee to Australia for linux.conf.au 2013, she didn’t foresee quite how much work the project would involve...
But in addition to her time and energy, Pia also put up a large sum of her own money to see the project through, hoping that late sponsorship agreements would cover her risk.
http://bethesignal.org/blog/2013/02/05/tbldownunder-tip-jar-pia-waugh/

Happy Birthday Alan Turing!

Let's celebrate Alan Turing's 100th birthday by writing a piece of code, breaking a piece of code or just reading up on his various inventions. The BBC is celebrating with publications that celebrates Alan. Read more here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18541715

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