The sixth annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing,
with the theme "Making Waves", will be held in in San Diego, California, USA on October 4-7, 2006.
While paper submissions have now closed, it is still possible to be awarded a scholarship to attend the event. Scholarships will cover travel, most meals and airfare up to US$2500. Partial scholarships are also available.
As we move to faster dedicated hosting, we are intending to take advantage of the greater resources and use the opportunity to redesign linuxchix.org and move it into a more powerful content management system. We are looking for volunteers to help with this. If you are interested, please read the full announcement and subscribe to the actionchix list.
In January a new Ubuntu Women group promoting women's involvement in the Ubuntu distribution joined the growing set of groups supporting women Free Software developers and contributors. A group of mentors is assembling to work with interested women Ubuntu developers.
Thanks to Kathryn Hogg, who has provided a mail relay for LinuxChix mail, list mail will now be delivered much faster, probably within seconds of it arriving at the linuxchix.org servers, rather than hours or days later. Previously, mail was throttled due to bandwidth limitations.
The LinuxChix site and email delivery has moved to slower hosting due to a change in one of the maintainer's employment situation. This means, in particular, that list email delivery will be very slow as outgoing mail from the server is heavily throttled.
People who have significant amounts of bandwidth to spare and who could act as either a mail delivery smarthost or a reverse web proxy might want to discuss possible solutions on the volunteers list.
September 10th 2005 is the second annual Software Freedom Day, a global activism day for grassroots efforts to educate the public about Free and Open Source software. You can see if anything is happening in your area by visiting the SFD teams listing.
Women interested in getting involved in Free and Open Source communities and development may be particularly interested in the SFD activities being run by women's groups: