How Compiz Fusion and Chaos Built a Linux Hardware Company

Here is Cathy Malmrose's tale of how Zareason, her independent Linux hardware company, was born of chaos and Compiz Fusion:

"When you have a chaotic, non-routinized environment, creativity can often flow unchecked, or at least not-too-terribly-hampered by the marketing or finance department.

"One of the most beautiful aspects of LinuxLand is that, in its chaos, a wild creativity can spawn sweet and enduring projects. One of those projects, Compiz Fusion, was sparky enough to help me enter LinuxLand which in turn helped me build a hardware company."

http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/7035/1/

Women In, Near, and Around Ubuntu - Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day - Part 1

Follow along as I to try to express my gratitude and share a little about each of these women in hopes that you too can understand, appreciate, and come to admire these women and why I consider these women my mentors In, Near, and Around Ubuntu.

Akkana Peck (akk) - I had the opportunity to meet Akkana at OSCON last year though we had talked/chatted in IRC prior to that. Akkana is an excellent public speaker and funny as heck too! Anyone who can make me laugh and understand GRUB a little more in under 5 minutes is awesome in my book. (side note - Her mom is cool too!!!)

http://www.ubuntu-user.com/Online/Blogs/Amber-Graner-You-in-Ubuntu/Women...

She's Geeky Bay Area: Jan 29-31

She's Geeky is coming to the Bay Area! January 29-31 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Are you a woman? Are you a Geek? This event is for you! We invite women from a diverse array of technological fields and those doing technology within non-technical fields. It's a great "unconference" and a great chance to meet up with fellow geeky women, learn from them and share your own areas of expertise.

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