New course: R and Statistics

A new course, taught by A. Mani, is beginning on our Moodle site!

To enroll, go to the Statistics and R course page.

You'll need to create a Moodle account, or reset your password if you already have a Drupal account here. Please subscribe to the courses list too, so you'll see any announcements or off-Moodle discussion.

Haecksen and Linuxchix miniconf confirmed for linux.conf.au 2010

New Zealand LinuxChix member Joh Clarke's proposal for a Haecksen and Linuxchix miniconf at linux.conf.au 2010 (January 2010, Wellington, NZ) was announced as one of the chosen miniconfs.

Applications Open for Systers Pass-It-On Awards

Applications for the spring 2009 Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO)
award cycle opened on June 20 and close on November 4, 2009. PIO
applications are open to women in any country who are over 18 years
old and in or aspiring to be in the field of computing. Applications
are encouraged for both individual needs such as education, job
transfers and other life transitions; and group projects designed to
train, mentor or inspire girls and women interested in computing
technology. On the PIO
web page
http://www.anitaborg.org/initiatives/systers/pass-it-on-grants-program

Linux Symposium discounts available

The Linux Symposium would like to offer special deals members of
Linuxchix and UbuntuWomen, particularly because many female attendees
have lost funding in recent years.

If you're interested in attending but cost has been a factor, please
contact info@linuxsymposium.org before registering to get the discount.

http://www.linuxsymposium.org/

The Linux Symposium (formerly the Ottawa Linux Symposium, but being held
in Montreal this year) is a conference that I often find interesting and
useful in surprising ways. For me, the real benefit has been in meeting

Linux.conf.au Call for Papers is now open!

Members of LinuxChix are invited to submit to LCA2010, to be held in
Wellington New Zealand in January 2010. Several LinuxChix have spoken in
previous years and a one-day LinuxChix miniconf has been held at the
conference since 2007.

It is possible to apply for assistance with flights to New Zealand
(although assistance is limited).

From: "linux.conf.au Announcements"
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 15:07:36 +1200
To: lca-announce@lists.linux.org.au
Subject: [lca-announce] linux.conf.au Call for Papers are now open!

Pia Waugh goes to Canberra

Open source advocate and former Linux Australia president Pia Waugh today revealed she will be leaving her business and joining the staff of Senator Kate Lundy as a policy advisor.

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Linux A - Z class in Everett, Washington, USA

This summer Everett Community College will be offering a Linux A - Z class.
It will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00pm to 7:30 pm for 8
weeks. It will a great chance for first time users and for those who wish
to increase their skills at the terminal level. It is an accredited class
(5 credits). Class begins June 22, 2009. It is a "hands-on" class, using
Sun's Virtual Machine.

If you have any questions, please contact Al Moser, dept. chair, at
425-388-9127

One week until Ada Lovelace Day (Tues 24 March)!

"Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to draw attention
to women excelling in technology.

"Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom
mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world
about these unsung heroines. Entrepreneurs, innovators, sysadmins,
programmers, designers, games developers, hardware experts, tech
journalists, tech consultants. The list of tech-related careers is
endless.

"To take part All you need to do is sign the pledge, pick your tech

Sydney, Australia: International Women's Day Gaming Hackfest, Sat 14 March

Date: 14th March 2008
Time: From 11am
Location: Maroubra, RSVP for street address

In honour of International Women's Day, albeit slightly late, AussieChix
in Sydney are meeting for a gaming hackfest: participants will be
building a small game in the Python programming language. Check out
http://www.pyweek.org/ for small games already built in Python.

What about non-programmers and non-Pythonistas? If you'd prefer to work
in another language go ahead, we're encouraging Python only because of
the toolkits and because many of us know it.

Video footage of the January *2008* LinuxChix miniconf now available

The video footage of the January *2008* LinuxChix miniconf (ie, the one
that was held a year ago at linux.conf.au 2008 in Melbourne) is now
available online.

Talks with available footage are:

- Heroes (Pia Waugh):
http://conf.au.linuxchix.org/heroes-presented-pia-waugh
- So you want to be a sysadmin (Joh Clarke):
http://conf.au.linuxchix.org/so-you-want-be-sysadmin-presented-joh-clarke
- Not-common-enough code optimisations (Jacinta Richardson):
http://conf.au.linuxchix.org/not-common-enough-code-optimisations-presen...

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