Hi Christian, all
> I was recently thinking about this. My own opinion is that Yet Another
D-W talk would obviously be too much after two talks at DC4 and DC5.
I agree, that's why I originally didn't offer to give it. I also think
that by now we are quite well known, and those who don't know us yet can
easily be "converted" in a normal discussion.
> The project is now well known and "advertised".
Aren't we a noisy crowd ;)
> However, it would be a shame if there is no talk with the D-W "label" at
DC6. No idea currently pops up to my mind but it's worth discussing.
I had a similar problem when preparing talks for a few recent Linux events
in Germany. I felt a bit fed up with talking (yet another time) about how
women can be technically competent/good sysads/good programers etc blabla.
I think I've done that once too often. So my new concept is that instead
of again and again telling everybody, I now just give a live demonstration
of the above stated fact. Ergo, I give talks on lots of other stuff - but
in my D-W Shirt ;)
I think we should do the same / a similar thing at DC6. Get a bunch of
people together who give good talks on whatever they want to talk about,
but make them known as D-W members (Tshirt, funny hat, forehead tattoo
...). In this way we'd have IMHO more (and maybe even better) exposure and
advertisement than with a simple D-W talk.
Who else will go to mx and is planning to give a talk?
> I'm under the feeling that the D-W project is slowly going to sleep mode
(correct me if I'm wrong) and needs some "push" again.
> Maybe this is because the first goals have been achieved: women
visibility in Debian has been increased and more and more of you are now
completely involved. Actually involved enough for not having time for
That's at least true for me. I am currently quite busy with all kinds of
Debian (or general Linux) stuff ((and my sucky job)), which is somehow to
the disadvantage of D-W.
I am however still around and lurking, so if anything comes up I'll be
glad to help.
Meike Reichle - University of Hildesheim
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