Computing skills boot camp in Boston June 24-25

On June 24-25, 2013, Software Carpentry will run a computing skills
boot camp in Boston for women in science, engineering, and medicine.
With three rooms and six instructors, it will be one of the biggest
events we've ever done. This boot camp is open to women at all stages
of their research careers, from graduate students, post-docs, and
faculty to staff scientists at hospitals and in the public and private
sectors. Registration is only $20; to sign up, or find out more,
please visit the registration page at

Joseph Reagle on the gender gap in geek culture

Is geek culture sexist? Joseph Reagle, Assistant Professor of Communications Studies at Northeastern University and author of a new paper entitled, “Free as in Sexist? Free culture and the gender gap,” returns to Surprisingly Free to address geek feminism and the technology gender gap.

A #tbldownunder tip jar for Pia

A year ago, when Pia thought it might be cool to bring Tim Berners-Lee to Australia for 2013, she didn’t foresee quite how much work the project would involve...
But in addition to her time and energy, Pia also put up a large sum of her own money to see the project through, hoping that late sponsorship agreements would cover her risk.

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