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

Dear all, helen and fernanda
many thanks for your answers and interest.
so i tried to write, our interest is to create a connection between Debian
Women and our training center, because some of the trainers are interested
to develop a course in debian and need support, and to know a bit more
about Debian.
Comercial companies are really quick to give some fundings to support the
teaching of their softwares, that's why we think it is important to create
a bridge between training centers and the FLOSS communities
So if you plan a presentation, it is also important to explain what is
Debian, what is free and open source softwares, to tell about your own
work and interests. And also if you don't mind to look at the Fosdem
program with them, and see what could be interested.
If you need more information don't hesitate to contact me, and if you need
a place to stay Fernanda, please tell me.
kind regards

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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,
> Fernanda
> 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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