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Re: Thinking about organizing a special women-oriented event

I went to a few women-only techie events and I really enjoyed them. I
heard many more women talking and chatting that I usually do in any other
techie conf and I think it also has to do with how men tend to take
iniative more than women sometimes.

When I was talking with Margarita (we met in Argentina last week) I was
refering to the she's geeky conference [0] . I think that those kind of
events are inclusive and help recognize ourselves in the other women that
attend and are doing interesting stuff. It's the same reason on why we go
on creating e-groups like this one and others (devchix, linuxchix,etc).


[0] http://shesgeeky.org/

> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Holger Levsen<holger@layer-acht.org>
> wrote:
>> On Donnerstag, 20. August 2009, Margarita Manterola wrote:
>>> I'm thinking of organizing a local (i.e. in Argentina) Free Software
>>> event, where all the speakers are women, and somehow try to advertise
>>> this event so that it's clear that it's specially oriented towards
>>> women, but obviously men will also be welcome at the event.
>> Why? It's not obvious to me. I think not having any men there would
>> attract
>> some women who would otherwise not joiin.
> My original idea was to have a technical event with useful talks.
> It'd be a shame to go through the effort of gathering quite a number
> of regional women for an event, and then make it so that only a group
> of people (women) can attend.
> If it were to be only a "what is free software" event, I agree that it
> could be women-only.  But I'm not sure it's healthy either.  One thing
> is to try to show women that they can participate in free software, a
> different thing is to show a fictitious world where all attendees are
> women.
> --
> Besos,
> Marga
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