Re: Thinking about organizing a special women-oriented event
Hi, there was an interesting talk about this issue in the last OSCON. You
can see it here:
Maybe many of you already saw that article before.
And there is this other thread about women and open source:
> Hello everybody,
> this is my first post here, I have been a passive reader for quite a
> while though (i'm not a developer, only a user).
> I find womens only tech events interesting and enriching. But I thought
> the idea of organizing a tech meeting with only female speakers (but
> mixed public) without making a big fuzz about that fact very very
> It could be an experiment worth trying. Like trying out how it can be
> when women in free software development are not an exception any more.
> About feeling excluded, here http://www.genderchangers.org/faq.html is
> an answer to the question "why women only" I really like and that may
> help Jordi and others to understand.
> "why women only?
> Imagine you are alone and travelling in a country where you don't know
> the language and cultural intricacies. Do you remember how it felt when
> you bumped into someone just like yourself?
> One of our goals is to get more women involved in technology. The issue
> here is inclusion not exculsion."
> nice greetings
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