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
This is an interesting and useful list for anyone researching Linux-based VoIP:
"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)."
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 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!
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.
Brenda Wallace of LinuxChix NZ has founded geekspeakr.com, a global website where women who can speak on technical topics (not limited to Linux or Free Software) can list themselves, to assist conference organisers in finding women to speak at their conferences
If you are willing to give talks on technical subjects, create a profile at geekspeakr.com.
The next Amsterdam Girl Geek Dinner is on April 10. The
speaker will be Fabienne Serriere presenting the topic "Hardware Hacking
on the Cheap!"
Another fun event is the seventh Eclectic Tech Carnival, also in Amsterdam, from May 25 until the 31st:
New Zealand Girl Geek Dinners started in Auckland in November 2007 as an offshoot of the London Girl Geek Dinners. We now have a group started in Wellington and coming soon, a group in Christchurch.
The aim of these get-togethers is to provide a welcoming atmosphere and a platform for learning in an informal environment, to make technology accessible and to be of interest to all age groups and all people, particularly women, whatever their background. It is an opportunity for like-minded 'girls' to talk about technology over food and drinks.
Linux Pro Magazine will have free live streaming from FOSDEM '08 at:
Streaming starts Saturday, February 23, 10:00 AM (CET).
They will broadcast keynotes and the Programming Languages, Build Systems, and
Packaging tracks. More info is available on Rikki Kite's blog: