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.
The LinuxChix redesign competition is now open: only glory will accrue to winners, sadly. We are aiming to make the site more accessible, standards compliant and attractive. See the
announcement for details.
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.
In January a new Ubuntu Women group promoting women's involvement in the Ubuntu distribution joined the growing set of groups supporting women Free Software developers and contributors. A group of mentors is assembling to work with interested women Ubuntu developers.
Thanks to Kathryn Hogg, who has provided a mail relay for LinuxChix mail, list mail will now be delivered much faster, probably within seconds of it arriving at the linuxchix.org servers, rather than hours or days later. Previously, mail was throttled due to bandwidth limitations.