AdaCamp DC applications close tomorrow (June 22)

Tomorrow (Friday June 22) is the final application deadline to attend AdaCamp
DC . Applications are open to people from any
region, but we especially encourage people from Washington DC and
surrounding areas to apply to attend and
take advantage of their local AdaCamp.

AdaCamp is a Ada Initiative event focused on
increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture. AdaCamp
brings together people to build community, discuss issues women have in

linux.conf.au 2013: Call For Proposals (closes July 6)

=== linux.conf.au Call For Proposals ===

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for linux.conf.au 2013
is now open!

The conference will showcase the best of open source and community-driven
software and hardware. It will be held in Canberra at the Australian National
University from Monday 28 January to Saturday 2 February, 2013, and provides a
great opportunity for open source developers, users, hackers, and makers to
share their ideas and further improve their projects.

=== Important Dates ===

- Call for proposals opens: 1 June 2012

PyCon Australia 2012 and Google Australia announce gender diversity grants

PyCon Australia and Google Australia are pleased to announce that
they're joining forces to offer gender diversity delegate grants to
women who wish to attend PyCon Australia in 2012. These grants will
cover up to $AUD500 of travel, accommodation and registration costs
for women living outside of the Southern Tasmania region to attend
this year's conference.

These grants aim to reduce the financial barriers to attending PyCon
Australia 2012, by subsidising the registration and travel costs of
people from diverse groups, who contribute in important ways to the
Python community.

AdaCamp July 10 - 11 in DC, Applications are open

Applications for AdaCamp DC are now open - apply now!

http://dc.adacamp.org/apply/

AdaCamp DC will be July 10 - 11, 2012, in Washington DC, co-located
with Wikimania 2012. We are likely to have more applications than
available slots, so apply now to have the best chance of attending.
Applications close June 15 (May 11 for those requesting travel
assistance).

Who should apply

AdaCamp DC will bring together a wide variety of people from open
technology and culture, all of whom are working to support women in
open tech/culture. We're looking for people who:

Etsy sponsors ten $5,000 scholarships for women in Hacker School

Applications are open for the Summer 2012 batch of Hacker School. The deadline to apply is May 7, though we'll accept late applications. It will run from June 4 to August 25. The batch will be hosted at Etsy, which is also sponsoring $50,000 worth of scholarships for female programmers (Hacker School remains free for all students; the scholarship money is for living expenses). We're trying to make this batch at least 50% women.

We're hoping to make our summer batch our biggest yet with 40 students. That number would have seemed absurd to us last year when we started with six students, but now it seems quite doable.

We're going to run the batch in two cohorts of 20 students each. We think this will give people the best of all worlds. Day to day it will feel a lot like this batch, which has 20 students, but we'll have social and other events where the two groups come together, and they'll be able to draw on the collective intelligence of a much larger group.

Read complete details here https://www.hackerschool.com/blog/1-summer-2012-applications-open

'C Programming For Absolute Beginners' has started on the Courses list

Come one, come all, come learn the basics of C programming in a nice bite-sized course that speaks plain English, and has fun examples. All you do is register for the Courses mailing list. All lessons and messages are archived. Come one come all!
http://mailman.linuxchix.org/mailman/listinfo/courses

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