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:
Thanks to Jessica, we now have two sizes of LinuxChix-logoed badge which you can
add to your web site to help promote LinuxChix. Copy one of the HTML snippets on the page and you're all set.
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.