[Announce] Fwd: Java Women Group Proposal

Terri Oda terri at zone12.com
Thu Aug 30 20:39:01 UTC 2007

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> From: "Lillian Angel" <lillian.angel at gmail.com>
> Date: August 30, 2007 3:49:33 PM EDT (CA)
> Subject: Java Women Group Proposal
> Hello,
> In attempt to tie together the technology industry, we need to make
> the under-represented and extremely talented people visible- the
> women. With support from the OpenJDK community, we are proposing to
> start a group for women who work on Java.
> The aim of this group is to promote the collaboration amongst women
> who develop and use Java technology. We want to increase the
> visibility of every woman's contribution, create mentoring
> opportunities and, above all, professional networking.
> We do not want to exclude the men! This group is open to anyone who
> support women in Java, and technology, as a whole.
> The group is still in the planning stages. As of now, our ideas have
> been thrown up onto a wiki:
> http://wiki.java.net/bin/view/JDK/JavaWomen - We are looking for more
> members and ideas from everyone.
> Some ideas we have thus far:
> - A planet for blog aggregation.
> - Profiles and bios of all the women participating
> - A mentoring program
> - Events/Public speaking
> - Female friendly T-Shirts. How tired are you of receiving a men's  
> XL shirt?
> We have already created a channel (#java-women) on OFTC for members to
> communicate. Drop by and say hi!
> Please pass this email on to anybody you know that might be interested
> to help/join.
> Cheers,
> Lillian

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