Etsy sponsors ten $5,000 scholarships for women in Hacker School

Applications are open for the Summer 2012 batch of Hacker School. The deadline to apply is May 7, though we'll accept late applications. It will run from June 4 to August 25. The batch will be hosted at Etsy, which is also sponsoring $50,000 worth of scholarships for female programmers (Hacker School remains free for all students; the scholarship money is for living expenses). We're trying to make this batch at least 50% women.

We're hoping to make our summer batch our biggest yet with 40 students. That number would have seemed absurd to us last year when we started with six students, but now it seems quite doable.

We're going to run the batch in two cohorts of 20 students each. We think this will give people the best of all worlds. Day to day it will feel a lot like this batch, which has 20 students, but we'll have social and other events where the two groups come together, and they'll be able to draw on the collective intelligence of a much larger group.

Read complete details here https://www.hackerschool.com/blog/1-summer-2012-applications-open

'C Programming For Absolute Beginners' has started on the Courses list

Come one, come all, come learn the basics of C programming in a nice bite-sized course that speaks plain English, and has fun examples. All you do is register for the Courses mailing list. All lessons and messages are archived. Come one come all!
http://mailman.linuxchix.org/mailman/listinfo/courses

Call for Participation: Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

http://gracehopper.org/2012/participate/call-for-participation/

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The 12th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC)
has opened its Call for Participation. The annual conference,
presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, is the
world’s largest gathering of women in computing. The Grace Hopper
Celebration will take place from October 3 – 6, 2012 at the Baltimore
Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. This year’s theme “Are We
There Yet?” recognizes that technology and the culture of technology
are continuously evolving but there are also concrete goals we are
striving to achieve.

She's Geeky 10, Mountain View, CA, Jan. 27-29

She's Geeky 10 is coming back to the Mountain View Computer History Museum!

It's a great unconference for geeky women -- come hear about cool projects other women are working on, social issues related to working in tech, and all sorts of other topics. And share your stories and expertise!

January 27-29, 2012
Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043

More info and registration: http://www.shesgeeky.org

Welcome to OWOOT!

Welcome to OWOOT!

Oceania Women of Open Tech (OWOOT) is a regional organisation for women living in Oceania, including Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, aimed at providing ways for women living in Oceania to meet each other, talk about, and get involved in Open Source software, open hardware, free culture, and related things.

OWOOT welcomes women interested in open technology at any level of experience. Others are also welcome to join OWOOT, as long as they understand that its purpose is "supporting women in open technology".

GNOME Outreach Program for Women internships

In an effort to get more women involved in Free Software, the GNOME project is
sponsoring several internships for women from December 12, 2011 to March 12,
2012. The application deadline for the program is October 31.

Haecksen miniconf @ linux.conf.au: call for participation (closes Sept 30)

The Haecksen miniconf to be held on the 16th January 2012 at linux.conf.au in
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, is calling for participation, particularly
speakers and panellists.

Please submit proposals by 30th September.

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With huge recent increases in the number of women speaking in the
linux.conf.au main program, this year, the Haecksen miniconf is moving away
from general technical talks by women and towards discussing and
highlighting activities and events supporting women in open source.

Women's advocates

linux.conf.au now accepting Papers and Presentation submissions for LCA2012 (call closes July 29)

From: "linux.conf.au Announcements"
Subject: [lca-announce] linux.conf.au now accepting Papers and Presentation submissions for LCA2012

Dear All,

The organisers of LCA2012 are very pleased to announce that we are now
accepting paper submissions! Papers from all areas of the Free and Open
Source world are welcome and first time speaks are highly encouraged to
submit a proposal. The Call for Papers will remain open until the 29th July
2011, after which time all submissions will be reviewed and successful

"Beginning Programming in Python" course starting

We're starting a new online course: Beginning Programming in Python.

It will be held on the courses mailing list: subscribe to that list to join.

It will probably be a short course, 4-5 weeks; but it may be extended depending on interest.

The course is free and open to both women and men. Standard LinuxChix rules apply: Be polite, be helpful. And do the homework. :-)

Ada census of women in the open technology and culture community

The Ada Initiative is conducting a survey of women's participation in open technology and culture communities. The survey is open to both men and women. The survey takes about five minutes to complete. Take it here, and please spread the word! http://adainitiative.org/projects/census/

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