LCA Chix miniconf: Last call for papers

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,, 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:

NOSI primer on FOSS released

Linuxchix member Michelle Murrain of NOSI has released "Choosing and Using Free and Open Source Software: A Primer for Nonprofits".

Read it on the web, or download a PDF:

Chix who Speak

Linuxchix has created a Chix who Speak directory of women in opensource who speak at conferences.

If you wish to be added, contact Akkana Peck

She's Geeky: A Women's Tech (un)Conference

[She's Geeky badge]She's Geeky is an (un)Conference for women in tech to get together and exchange ideas and discuss all sorts of topics. Sounds like a cool event!

It'll be at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA, USA, on October 22-23.

LinuxChix is a media sponsor, and several LinuxChix members will be attending. Let's all get together and share our experiences and ideas!

New LinuxChix Coordinators

The election results are in! Congratulations to the new coordinators, the Tres Chix:

* Sulamita Garcia
* Akkana Peck
* Carla Schroder

You can read the full announcement on the mailing lists.

Voting is open for LinuxChix Coordinators!

Voting is open now through 5 August 2007 at 12 noon UK time (BST) for new "Tres Chix" LinuxChix coordinators.

See the mailing list announcements for more details on Election Procedure & Timetable or for Statements from Candidates.

Mary Gardiner resigns from coordinator role

The general membership of Linuxchix was saddened today by the news that Linuxchix coordinator, Mary Gardiner, resigned from her post as coordinator.

Mary is a popular, long-time contributor to Linuxchix, and we are all going to miss her leadership very much. We hope that she will continue to contribute her considerable talents to the group.

Mary has many achievements to show for her short tenure: a Website overhaul, development of a skilled and expanded sysadmin team, and a large number of new volunteers serving in various roles.

We wish Mary the very best.

Kernel IRC chat, June 12 2007, 12:01am (0001) UTC

Welcome! Please come join us for a LinuxChix "The Guru is In" chat on IRC. The topic is "Everything you ever wanted to know about kernel development but were afraid to ask," featuring long-time kernel developer Valerie Henson.

This is your chance to ask questions about kernel development and related topics and get polite helpful answers immediately. Want to know why coding style is such a big deal? How people get into kernel development? If drivers are really that hard to write? If Rusty Russell is as funny in real life as he is online?

Report from the State of the 'Chix chat, May 28

Mary Gardiner, LinuxChix coordinator, reporting!

I held the first State of the 'Chix coordinator chat on our IRC channel (#linuxchix on on May 28 at 1000 UTC. The idea was to informally give the community a chance to chat about ideas for the community.

State of the 'chix: coordinator chat 0900 UTC, May 28

The LinuxChix coordinator, Mary Gardiner, is planning to begin IRC chats with the LinuxChix community approximately fortnightly. Each chat will last for an hour. The idea of the chats is to just for everyone to be able to talk about the LinuxChix community: who is doing what, what we've achieved recently, what we'd like to achieve in the near future. There will be no formal agenda.

The first such chat will be held in the IRC channel #linuxchix on the server The chat will be held from 0900 UTC on May 28 for an hour. (Please keep in mind that this is still Sunday in a very few locations!) To find out your local time, please see the conversions.

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