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.

Are Women Leaving the Tech Industry in Droves?

Sue Gardner, the former executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, says yes, and offers her insight in her Op-Ed piece in the LA Times, Why women are leaving the tech industry in droves.

Why Do Ambitious Women Have Flat Heads?

That's the title of a TED talk given by Dame Stephanie Shirley. Billed as the "most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of", Dame Shirley started a software house in England in 1962. Her talk is educational, inspiring and humorous and well worth the 14 minutes you'll spend.

A short Ideas piece, How Dame Stephanie Shirley Upended Tech World Sexism in the 1960s is worth the read and contains a video of a December 2013 TED talk by Megan Smith on women in tech history. Remarkable!

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