Hello, As this is my first mail to the Debian-Women, here is a collection of short statements about me : Debian user, wanting to contribute ; male, aware of gender issues, not feeling well in most geeks circles due to sexism, competition and other common behaviours ; still not really knowing where to fit in the D-W project.  After some private talks on IRC, I would like to share some feelings about previous D-W meetings to the list. First, the flow rate was really too high, with a lot of different ideas being discussed at the same time. It's IRC and not real life discussions, so there is no such thing as interrupting someone , but I think it would be a lot better if we could focus on only one speaker at a time. That would help non native english speakers to follow and to have more time to write their own ideas. Second, in order to keep the discussion moving forward, it would be great to make a more detailed agenda of the meeting. Its elaboration could be a collective process using the wiki. The facilitator would then keep atendees in focus and move forward between points as time goes. Micah Anderson made a summary of good practices for IRC meetings : http://docs.indymedia.org/view/Global/ImcIRC Greetings, Jérémy.  I'm not happy with this presentation, but I prefer to discover people by doing thing with them, hope that'll work both ways. :)  Though speech interruption is a topic covered by most gender issues studies, isn't it?
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