Tina Gasperson - Jewelry Artist

Our own Tina Gasperson has been recognized for her jewelry-making:

"Did you go to school for this trade or was it something self-taught?"

"I taught myself the actual craft of putting the jewelry together, mostly from reading books, online articles, and watching cool YouTube videos; then trying the basic functions myself, practicing over and over again to learn the right touch with the wire, to learn how to wrap a loop just so without nicking it all up, to figure out the right amount of pressure to put on the wire to make it bend smoothly without angles. The whole thing started when I decided it would be a great idea to hand make 50 tiaras for a women’s conference - and I had never worked with wire before and had no clue what I was going to do."

Aussie(Linux)Chix and AussieDevChix will have their regular joint meeting in Sydney

Aussie(Linux)Chix and AussieDevChix will have their regular joint
meeting in Sydney before the Sydney Linux User Group meeting this month.
Feel free to forward this message to any women you think might be
interested in coming.

  Date: Friday 25th July 2008

  Time: 5:30-6:15pm

  Location: Lindt Chocolat Cafe, Shop 104–105, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling

  Directions: The Lindt Cafe is on the ground floor of the Cockle Bay
              Wharf building, between the two halves. Look for the

Linuxchix Member Gets Cool New job!

Your faithful one-third of the TresChix, Carla Schroder (that's me!) just got a very cool, fairly high-profile job as the managing editor of Linux Today and LinuxPlanet. w00t!

O'Reilly Media at OSCON

Got any old O'Reilly shirts at home? If so, bring them to OSCON! Be one
of the first 50 people to come by the O'Reilly booth (#313) wearing one of
our t-shirts to win cool prizes and be included in our t-shirt photo
collage. The grand prize goes to the person who has more O'Reilly shirts
than everyone else, so bring 'em all!

Follow the O'Reilly booth on Twitter during the conference:
http://twitter.com/oreillyatoscon for your chance to win prizes during
the show.

You can also follow http://twitter.com/oscon for ongoing conference
updates throughout the show.

Linux.conf.au - Hobart Conference 2009 Opens Call for Papers

Linux.conf.au has announced the opening of the call for papers on
Friday 4th July 2008, giving the open source software community the
chance to present at one of the world's premier technical conferences.

Hobart TAS, Australia-- (4th July 2008) ---- The call for papers will
remain open for a month, after which the best papers will be selected
by an expert panel.

Ben Powell, President of the Tasmanian Linux Users Group, says the
10th annual Linux.conf.au is expected to attract influential speakers
from the international and local technical Linux and Open Source

The Definitive Guide to VoIP for Linux Users

This is an interesting and useful list for anyone researching Linux-based VoIP:

"Women in OpenSource" blog posting

"We here at Pingdom have been talking about why we don’t see that many women in Open Source, and were actually about to investigate it further and possibly write a blog post about it. However, when we started to actually look around we were happily surprised. There are lots of women involved in Open Source! For some reason men just seem to stick their nose out more and put themselves in positions where they are seen (and of course there are more of them)."

Linux Networking Cookbook

Carla is an experienced System Administrator and a good technical writer. She was one of the early Linuxchix, and has spent years mentoring and otherwise helping new and experienced Linux folk through their assorted dilemmas. The result is a friendly and direct, information-packed and ego-free writing style. Unlike the typical how-to that provides a list of steps that have worked for the author, Carla's discussions fill in the blanks and tell you why she takes the steps that she does.

AussieChix and NZChix are teaming up at CeBIT!

AussieChix and NZChix are teaming up to take CeBIT (May 20-22, 2008) by storm. We will be running a stall in the Open Source section of the expo, and the kind people who run the show have even given us a terrific deal: free expo admittance for anyone who reads this!

New Indonesian Linux Women Group: KLUWEK

At the end of 2007, we established the Indonesian Linux Women Group which is called KLUWEK. It is stand for Kelompok LinUx CeWEK Indonesia. Here is our site (http://kluwek.linux.or.id). Starting with 3 young women, we have 80 members now that are spread out across all Indonesian locations.

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