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[News] Female Linux Admins Go Against Stereotypes

  • Subject: [News] Female Linux Admins Go Against Stereotypes
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 11:42:21 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Women of Tech: Hear Us Roar, A Special Series from www.oreillynet.com

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| The timely new series reveals the challenges, rewards, and, sometimes, 
| frustrations of being a woman in an industry still dominated by men. "Each 
| day, we'll present a different woman's story that I believe will open 
| readers' eyes to her unique perspective," explains Apandi. "We have 
| contributions from conference organizers, authors, programmers, developers, 
| and more--women who have pioneered prosperous careers in technology."     


There have been many complaints recently about discrimination. Several blogs
items and a lot of noise and tension.

Older, but still very good:

Macho Geek Madness



[Fwd: [Announce] 5th Linuxchix Brazil Conference]

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| Based on the encouragement and inclusion of women in the Free and Open
| Source Software movement, but united by the ideology, Linuxchix Brazil is
| a large and highly active chapter of Linuxchix.


Linuxchix New Zealand set up

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| Women who like Linux now have a community organisation in New
| Zealand to support them: LinuxChix NZ. 


Linuxchix Australia Expands

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| An Australia-wide chapter of LinuxChix has formed, for women 
| living in Australia who are interested in Linux and Free Software.


SCALE 5x: Women in Open Source

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| "It was excellent, but I came with, I suppose... a little bit of
| fear that nobody was going to show up. I've dabbled with the
| idea of having similar thing at a conference that I run called
| the Ohio Linux Fest," she told me. "I absolutely feel inspired by
| this. I wondered for quite some time as to how I made the shift --
| of being able to walk into this community and feel that I would
| be accepted rather than just sit down very shyly and figure that
| I wasn't going to be accepted. I do now feel like a welcomed
| member of this community."


Portrait: LinuxChix Brazil's Sulamita Garcia

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| A lot of people have bemoaned the lack of women participating
| in open source communities, but Sulamita Garcia is one of the
| few who have stepped up to do something about it. A Slackware
| user from Florianopolis, Brazil, Garcia has been heading up
| LinuxChix Brazil for four years.
| Garcia has been involved with Linux and open source software 
| since 1999, when she was at university finishing a computer
| science degree and was tasked with testing asynchronous transfer
| mode (ATM) cards in a Linux system.


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