DC LinuxChix outing this Saturday

DC LinuxChix will be gathering this Saturday, 3 October 2009 at 10:00
a.m. to tour the National Cryptologic Museum in Fort Meade, MD
(http://www.nsa.gov/about/cryptologic_heritage/museum/map/index.shtml).
Feel free to join us if you'll be in the area! RSVP to me
(katie@hoteldetective.org). If you'll need a ride let me know that
too.

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Katie http://hoteldetective.org/

Statistics/R course has started

It's not too late to join our new course, "Statistics and Knowledge Discovery with R".

Log in to our Moodle courses site -- you may need to reset your password if you have a Drupal account but haven't used Moodle in a while, or create a new account if you've never used our Moodle before. You'll find the course under Programming.

New course: R and Statistics

A new course, taught by A. Mani, is beginning on our Moodle site!

To enroll, go to the Statistics and R course page.

You'll need to create a Moodle account, or reset your password if you already have a Drupal account here. Please subscribe to the courses list too, so you'll see any announcements or off-Moodle discussion.

Haecksen and Linuxchix miniconf confirmed for linux.conf.au 2010

New Zealand LinuxChix member Joh Clarke's proposal for a Haecksen and Linuxchix miniconf at linux.conf.au 2010 (January 2010, Wellington, NZ) was announced as one of the chosen miniconfs.

Applications Open for Systers Pass-It-On Awards

Applications for the spring 2009 Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO)
award cycle opened on June 20 and close on November 4, 2009. PIO
applications are open to women in any country who are over 18 years
old and in or aspiring to be in the field of computing. Applications
are encouraged for both individual needs such as education, job
transfers and other life transitions; and group projects designed to
train, mentor or inspire girls and women interested in computing
technology. On the PIO
web page
http://www.anitaborg.org/initiatives/systers/pass-it-on-grants-program

Linux Symposium discounts available

The Linux Symposium would like to offer special deals members of
Linuxchix and UbuntuWomen, particularly because many female attendees
have lost funding in recent years.

If you're interested in attending but cost has been a factor, please
contact info@linuxsymposium.org before registering to get the discount.

http://www.linuxsymposium.org/

The Linux Symposium (formerly the Ottawa Linux Symposium, but being held
in Montreal this year) is a conference that I often find interesting and
useful in surprising ways. For me, the real benefit has been in meeting

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