[Announce] LinuxChix miniconference @ linux.conf.au 2007: Final schedule announced

Mary Gardiner mary-linuxchix at puzzling.org
Wed Jan 10 04:23:15 UTC 2007

Dear all,

The LinuxChix miniconf @ linux.conf.au will be held Tuesday January 16
2007. All attendees of linux.conf.au, women AND men, are welcome to
attend and to participate in discussion, but are asked to remember that
the miniconf is women-oriented.

All attendees, speakers and helpers at the LinuxChix miniconf MUST be
registered attendees of linux.conf.au and be wearing their attendee
badges. If you are coming along or helping out and have not registered,
do so as soon as possible at http://lca2007.linux.org.au/Registration —
registrations are close to sold out, and will NOT be available when the
conference opens.

Please feel free to forward this announcement.

There are six sessions:

 - Session 1, from 11:00–11:40:

    Mary Gardiner's welcome

    Sulamita Garcia's talk on "Is Free Software a Macho thing? Women and

 - Session 2 from 11:50–12:30:

    Akkana Peck's talk on "Bug Fixing for Non-Programmers"

 - Session 3 from 14:00–14:40:

    Kristen Carlson Accardi's talk on "De-mystifying PCI"

 - Session 4 from 14:50–15:30:

    Lightning talks and demonstrations.

    This session will feature 5–10 minute talks and/or demonstrations by
    women, chaired by Stephanie Miller.

    Please contact Stephanie  <stephanem at vastsystems.com.au> if you
    would like to present at it. You shouldn't need to submit a full
    abstract or anything like that.

 - Session 5 from 16:00–16:40:

   Jacinta Richardson's talk on "Social networking for fun and profit"

   Val Henson's talk on "Closing the Gender Pay Gap One Salary at a

 - Session 6 from 16:50–17:30:

    Small discussion groups on the subject of women and negotiation
    following on from Jacinta's and Val's talks. Participants will be
    divided into groups of approximately 8 people and invited to discuss
    issues arising from Jacinta's and Val's talks and similar
    experiences of their own.

In addition, there will be a social day on Sunday January 21:

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.

Please see http://lca2007.linux.org.au/Miniconfs/Linuxchix for more
information about the women's mini-conference.

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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