[IndiChix] [Birthday meetup] Highlights from the old LCI community

Sakshi Sangwan sangwansakshi10 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 17:04:53 UTC 2019

On Sun, 6 Jan 2019, 3:05 pm SVAKSHA, <svaksha at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Cocoa, Hi All,
> We have been around since 2005...wow, that is quite some time ago :-)
> but here is TL;DR version:
> Archu @ Archana.S.R. from Chennai started LC-IN as a yahoo list and we
> moved to this mailman list after about a year or so thanks to yahoo
> spam each post with adverts IIRC and our old site was a wiki so that
> everyone could participate and contribute. Radha, Ram and Ketan were
> looking after the DevOps and the remnants of our old wiki-site is
> here: https://github.com/IndiChix
> Back then almost all the LUGs were active as "Linux" was still
> perceived as hard to use, wasnt easy to install or download on a
> dial-up connection so you relied on borrowed CD's to partition and
> install it. We were quite a vocal bunch online and a few of us from
> Mumbai, Pune (Runa) , Bangalore (me) and Delhi (/me looks at Hassath,
> Satabdi) took the initiative to host local meets in our respective
> cities and  spoke at conferences (that were alive then). There are a
> lot of people an my apologies for not listing out all the names or
> missing out any names - its been a long time ago.
> Our meets were mostly in collaboration with the local LUGs and
> language groups. It was fun to have a local LUG but activities slowed
> down as people got busy and there was no new blood forthcoming. This
> is true for many popular LUGs so women's groups are no exception and
> we returned to the online status soon. IIRC, the last local meet I
> organised was a Julia-lang collaboration that Viral wanted to host for
> women in 2013. There have been other activities in local chapters and
> I hope folks still around will give their perspective. Perhaps Hassath
> and Radha would like to add more?  And, please feel free to grab names
> and events  from the list archives.

Thank you for details Svaksha, we got some information from Shivani too,
gathered up some from the list archives and delivered the talk.

It's an amazing community, hope it keeps growing and helping out people :D

> I hope that helps and happy 2019! - SVAKSHA ॥  http://about.me/svaksha>
> On Fri, Jan 4, 2019 at 5:07 PM cocoa <cocoa1231 at disroot.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hello everyone
> >
> > LinuxChix India will have it's birthday meetup this Sunday, and me,
> sakshi and utkarsh
> > are going to give the throwback talk, where we go over how LCI came to
> be, it's
> > initial phase (I think from 2005 to 2008), and then the revival phase
> (2016-NOW). We
> > were hoping that the older members could give us some highlights from
> the initial
> > phase? The only resource we have of seeing what the community was like
> back then are
> > the mailing list archives.
> >
> > Appreciate the help!
> > ~ cocoa
> >
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