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Call for presentations: Women's mini-conference at linux.conf.au 2007

Hi All,

OK, it's really too late to be doing this, but below is the call for talks for
the Women's mini-conference at LCA, which is being held in Sydney in January 2007.

I am not going to be able to make it to LCA, unfortunately.  But if any women
are interested in talking and want some help preparing a talk about Debian
Women, I would be happy to help them to do that.  I do think that we have an
important story to relate - the experience of creating a "women in IT" group
that is run almost entirely online and situated in a community (Debian) that
contained a wide range of viewpoints about the usefulness or otherwise of
creating such a group. (I don't think anyone is disputing the usefulness
nowadays, though - a grand improvement!).

So: any women who are considering or planning to go to LCA - please consider
submitting a talk proposal for the women's miniconf.



Subject: Call for presentations: Women's mini-conference at linux.conf.au 2007

The women's mini-conference at linux.conf.au 2007 is calling for
presentations by women on both Free Software technical topics and general
topics of general interest to women involved in Free Software or working in

About the miniconference

The LinuxChix women's mini-conference will be held on Tuesday, 16 January,
2007 at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia, as part of
the annual linux.conf.au Free Software conference running from 15–20
January, 2007. All attendees of linux.conf.au are welcome to attend the
women's miniconference, which will highlight the technical achievements of
women in Free Software. The mini-conference welcomes attendees and speakers
from other women's advocacy and development groups including Systers, Fedora
Women and Debian Women among others.

The mini-conference has several 45 talks slots available. Speakers should
plan to present for 30 minutes; the remaining time will be devoted to
discussion. All technical talks should be on Free (Open Source) Software
related topics.

Abstracts for talk proposals should be submitted to
miniconf-submission@puzzling.org by Friday, November 10, 2006.

The miniconference will also have some shorter (5–10 minute) demonstration
and lightning talk slots available, you are welcome to email us to express
an interest in giving one of these, but they do not have to be submitted at
this time.

Please see http://lca2007.linux.org.au/Miniconfs/Linuxchix for more
information about the women's mini-conference and
http://lca2007.linux.org.au/Miniconfs/Linuxchix/CFP for full details of the
call for presentations.

Feel free to forward this mail to any women or groups you think would be

About linux.conf.au 2007

linux.conf.au is Australia's annual technical conference for the Open Source
and Free Software developer community. Now in its eighth year, linux.conf.au
is regarded as one of the premier global FLOSS technical events and attracts
many international open source software developers and users.

Returning to Sydney from the 15th to 20th of January, linux.conf.au 2007 is
supported by our Emperor sponsors, HP and IBM, and hosted at the University
of New South Wales. For more information about linux.conf.au 2007 visit our
website at: http://lca2007.linux.org.au/

About Linux Australia

Linux Australia exists to serve and promote the Australian Linux and Open
Source community. The organisation aims to do this best by taking
enthusiasms within the community, such as FOSS issues, projects, education,
advocacy just to name a few, and help them flourish, to succeed. The
lifeblood of this organisation is the people in the community, and Linux
Australia strives to be both relevant and useful to the community. For more
details about Linux Australia visit: http://www.linux.org.au/

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