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OSCON: Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards

Jul 24, 2008 GMT

On Tuesday night, Drupal's Angela Byron won Best Contributor at the Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards. Allison Randal presented the award and Angela hopped on stage to accept the award and thank her colleagues and the Drupal community. Congratulations goes out to Angela for winning this well-deserved award!
See Us at OSCON!

Jul 22, 2008 GMT

If you make it to OSCON this week, be sure to swing by our booth to say "Hi!" and pick up a copy of Linux Pro. See you there!
WITI Hall of Fame 2008 Inductees Announced

Jul 22, 2008 GMT

WITI announced this year's inductees for its Hall of Fame: Deborah Estrin, Director, Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, Professor, UCLA Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, M.D., Professor of Epidemiology, The University of Texas School of Public Health Mary Lou Jepsen (formerly co-founder and CTO of One Laptop Per Child), CEO, Pixel Qi Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University Jian (Jane) Xu, Ph.D., Distinguished Engineer, CTO, China Systems and Technology Labs, IBM
Anita Borg Change Agent Award Winner

Jul 21, 2008 GMT

Congratulations to Dorcas Muthoni, one of the winners of this year's Anita Borg Change Agent awards, which will fund her trip to the October Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference. According to a post on the Women in Science blog, Dorcas is a busy, busy woman. She is the founder and director of Openworld, which offers open source consulting, training, products, and support; co-founder of the African chapter of LinuxChix; and she encourages girls and women to get involved in computer sciences.
Nerd Girls and Kathie Lee

Jul 21, 2008 GMT

When I started this women in open source-focused blog, I never imagined I'd have a reason to mention Kathie Lee Gifford. But I saw the opportunity, and I'm taking the leap. I start each morning with Matt and Meredith on The TODAY Show, but I'm at the office by the time Kathie Lee and Hoda take over, so I missed the "Nerd Girls" topic last week. Actually, I've been thinking about this topic a lot – it seems that there have been a series of articles about attractive, intelligent women lately, which I find rather irritating. I don't want to hear criticisms about what people wear in their non-fashion-industry careers, or that you can be "sexy" and intelligent (as if...
BlogHer Presentation: Open Source Participation

Jul 21, 2008 GMT

Although I wanted to go to BlogHer this year – and last year, for that matter – it just didn't work out and I'm a little bit jealous when I hear about everything I'm missing. For example, I missed out on Angie Byron and Marianne Masculino's talk about how to get involved with WordPress and Drupal. The good news is that Angie posted her slides at: http://www.webchick.net/node/33. Also, you can read a live blogging version of their talk at: http://www.sparkplugging.com/marketing/blogher-2008-open-source/
.51 Geekspace for Women forums

Jul 16, 2008 GMT

Over at the .51 site, Ubergeeke is calling for forum moderators and sponsors. She plans to have her forums up and running by September 1, so if you're interested in helping out, let her know.

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