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Re: [Fwd: debian women in brussels fosdem 2006?]

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Hi all,

As I said in another thread, I'm going to FOSDEM this year, I don't have
any presentation ready about Debian Women, but I can maybe prepare
something to this event.

Please let me know,


Helen Faulkner wrote:
> Hi All,
> I got this email asking whether any of the women who are going to FOSDEM are
> interested in going to talk about Debian Women to a group of women who are
> learning computing skills and about FLOSS, in Belgium, on 24th Feb.  Hannah
> Wallach talked to an audience including some of these women last year, apparently.
> I guess that anyone based in Belgium or nearby could go anyway, whether they
> intend to visit FOSDEM or not.
> This looks like a great opportunity to reach out to some women who are
> interested in learning more about the FLOSS world.  Any takers?  Please get in
> touch with Lawrence Rassel <info@constantvzw.com> if so.
> Helen
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: debian women in brussels fosdem 2006?
> Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 05:28:57 -0500 (EST)
> From: info@constantvzw.com
> To: helen_ml_faulkner@yahoo.co.uk
> Dear Helen Faulkner
> my name is laurence rassel, i am working for a network of training centers
> for women into technology, this network is based in belgium
> (http://www.ada-online.org/frada/)
> the trainees are unemployed women mostly from non western origine, they
> come to these centers to go back and have a job.
> some of them of course can be really brillant, they develop for example a
> live-cd based on knoppix with tutorials and exercises for female teachers
> with only of course free softwares
> (http://www.ada-online.be/cybersodaonlinux/)
> As you know the Fosdem is taking place in brussels in february, all the
> speakers are mostly male and with a high acamedic background, and it is
> quite a closed world, last year i brought a few trainees to listen to
> hannah wallach.
> I don't know if i express myself clearly but my purpose is to create a
> bridge between groups like yours, floss developers, and these women
> interested in computers but out of these networks.
> i am writing to see if some of you come to brussels for the fosdem, and
> would agree to come just a bit earlier so we organise a meeting here
> (http://www.interface3.be), the friday 24th afternoon.
> our purpose is also to fight against the rise of microsoft which is
> providing now short training for these kind of audience, it would be nice
> to have a special link between our center and the debian women , i know
> that some trainers here are interested to develop their debian lesssons,
> but they need support and networking.
> so does a debian women member would be interested to accept our invitation
> for friday 24th afternoon to make a presentation of debian, of debian
> women platform, of her work to our group?
> thanks for reading me
> looking forward to your answer
> very best
> laurence
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