After more than 5 years of service as LinuxChix Coordinator, Jenn Vesperman is ready to pass on this position to a new person. For details on how to nominate someone for coordinator, see the post on the announce mailing list:
We are waiting 24 hours to start the discussion to let everyone interested join the relevant mailing list.
A new women in technology group has formed: Wikichix. Founded in response to discussions of systemic gender bias in Wikipedia and the inability of a number of women to contribute to those discussions, WikiChix is a wiki and mailing list for female wiki editors to discuss issues of gender bias in wikis, to promote wikis to potential female editors, and for general discussion of wikis in a friendly female-only environment.
There was a relatively short DNS outage at around 18:00 GMT Friday December 1, lasting for several hours. During this time, you would have received name errors trying to connect to any linuxchix.org site, and mail would have been delayed.
This error has now been fixed. Mail delivery should continue and delayed mail will arrive over the next few hours; please do not resend mails to linuxchix.org addresses unless you receive a bounce saying there was a permanent error.
The server that hosts linuxchix.org will be down for approximately 30 minutes on Tuesday, USA time, due to a relocation.
The sixth annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing,
with the theme "Making Waves", will be held in in San Diego, California, USA on October 4-7, 2006.
While paper submissions have now closed, it is still possible to be awarded a scholarship to attend the event. Scholarships will cover travel, most meals and airfare up to US$2500. Partial scholarships are also available.
As we move to faster dedicated hosting, we are intending to take advantage of the greater resources and use the opportunity to redesign linuxchix.org and move it into a more powerful content management system. We are looking for volunteers to help with this. If you are interested, please read the full announcement and subscribe to the actionchix list.