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:
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.