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Our fellow LinuxChix, Terri Oda made a mischievous slide set explaining why biological differences has nothing to do with mathematical ability and in turn does not account for the genders account for the low numbers of women in software! Scroll and read more here: http://www.fastcolabs.com/3008216/tracking/minding-gap-how-your-company-...
Congratulations to Terri!
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!!!)
Elizabeth is a longtime Linuxchix member, and is the first-ever women elected to the Ubuntu Community Council. Congratulations, Elizabeth!
The newly-elected council will serve a two-year term:
Benjamin Mako Hill
Open source advocate and former Linux Australia president Pia Waugh today revealed she will be leaving her business and joining the staff of Senator Kate Lundy as a policy advisor.
Carla Schroder says she just "kind of wandered into" her current life as a free software advocate and well-known IT journalist. "I don't have much in the way of formal education. But I've always been mechanically inclined - your classic ripping things apart and figuring out how they work. I think that makes open source a natural fit for me."
Schroder didn't study computers or programming in school...
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