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

AdaCamp DC applications close tomorrow (June 22)

Tomorrow (Friday June 22) is the final application deadline to attend AdaCamp
DC . Applications are open to people from any
region, but we especially encourage people from Washington DC and
surrounding areas to apply to attend and
take advantage of their local AdaCamp.

AdaCamp is a Ada Initiative event focused on
increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture. AdaCamp
brings together people to build community, discuss issues women have in

linux.conf.au 2013: Call For Proposals (closes July 6)

=== linux.conf.au Call For Proposals ===

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for linux.conf.au 2013
is now open!

The conference will showcase the best of open source and community-driven
software and hardware. It will be held in Canberra at the Australian National
University from Monday 28 January to Saturday 2 February, 2013, and provides a
great opportunity for open source developers, users, hackers, and makers to
share their ideas and further improve their projects.

=== Important Dates ===

- Call for proposals opens: 1 June 2012

PyCon Australia 2012 and Google Australia announce gender diversity grants

PyCon Australia and Google Australia are pleased to announce that
they're joining forces to offer gender diversity delegate grants to
women who wish to attend PyCon Australia in 2012. These grants will
cover up to $AUD500 of travel, accommodation and registration costs
for women living outside of the Southern Tasmania region to attend
this year's conference.

These grants aim to reduce the financial barriers to attending PyCon
Australia 2012, by subsidising the registration and travel costs of
people from diverse groups, who contribute in important ways to the
Python community.

AdaCamp July 10 - 11 in DC, Applications are open

Applications for AdaCamp DC are now open - apply now!

http://dc.adacamp.org/apply/

AdaCamp DC will be July 10 - 11, 2012, in Washington DC, co-located
with Wikimania 2012. We are likely to have more applications than
available slots, so apply now to have the best chance of attending.
Applications close June 15 (May 11 for those requesting travel
assistance).

Who should apply

AdaCamp DC will bring together a wide variety of people from open
technology and culture, all of whom are working to support women in
open tech/culture. We're looking for people who:

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