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:
The Linux Expo of Southern California (SCALE) is proud to announce the
second Women in Open-Source Conference. The conference will be held on
February 8th, 2008 in conjunction with the 6th Annual SCALE.
There is a 50% off promo code available to LinuxChix members. Please
contact one of the Los Angeles Chix for info.
Greetings from Kansas!
I just wanted to let you know that I rolled out a new blog at
I'll be posting monthly articles as well as regular updates about news,
events, announcements, and whatever else is happening in the world of women
in open source. Stay in touch and please let me know if you have news about
women in open source or other links I should see.
Managing Editor, Linux Pro Magazine
December 6 is a special day for women. It's the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada:
"Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.
The excellent volunteers who maintain the Linuxchix website have added a new section, "What Linuxchix Are Doing." This is for interesting and useful activities by Linuxchix members that are not directly related to Linuxchix; for example, events in Debian-Women and Ubuntu-Women, conferences, jobs ("Foochixx0r was hired by Boggle as Open Source Maven!"), community volunteer activities, startups- the possibilities are legion.
Only a few days left for Chix miniconf @ lca submissions! They're due Monday Oct 15. *** PLEASE NOTE: the submission email address has changed.
LinuxChix Womens' mini-conf: Call for Presentations
The premier annual Linux and Open Source conference in Australia, linux.conf.au, is once again hosting a LinuxChix mini-conf. We are calling for presentations by women on both Free Software technical topics and other topics of general interest to women involved in Free Software or working in IT.
For more details, see: http://conf.au.linuxchix.org/