Win a Free Pass to LISA '10
Oct 15, 2010 GMT
I have 2 free passes to give away to LISA '10 (includes the technical program and evening events only). If you would like to win one of the free passes, here's what you have to do: Send me an email (email@example.com).
The catch: Your email message must be in either limerick or haiku form, and it must include the word "LISA" or "Linux Pro". The first 2 qualifying submissions will earn the budding poets a free pass to LISA '10 and a Linux Pro t-shirt (so you can... more »
Announcing our new Associate Web Editor
Oct 14, 2010 GMT
Back in my Sys Admin magazine days, we editors had a saying: Change is good... You go first.
We've had a lot of change in our Linux New Media USA offices these past few weeks, and now we have additional change to announce. Our news editor, Trevan McGee, recently accepted a position at another company and starts his new job next week. We wish him good luck in his new adventure!
I'm happy to announce that Amber Graner joins our team Monday as our new Associate Web Editor!
I first wrote about Amber 588 days ago: more »
Girl Develop IT: James Turner interviews Sara Chipps
Oct 06, 2010 GMT
On O'Reilly Radar, James Turner posted his interview with Sara Chipps. In the interview, they discuss the Girl Develop IT project, a new approach to computer science education geared toward women. Chipps tells Turner, "With Girl Develop IT, we wanted to create an environment where women weren't afraid to ask stupid questions. We also wanted to make programming a lot more accessible for them. And now, we actually have two guys in our classes."... more »
Grace Hopper 2010: Highlights
Oct 06, 2010 GMT
Sadly, I missed Grace Hopper again this year. Amber Graner called me from the event and said, "You should be here!" She volunteered at the Free Software Booth and spent time with some of my favorite women. I was chartreuse with envy. Happily, I didn't focus too much on what I was missing at GHC because I was too busy packing up our Linux New Media USA office and organizing our move in KS. (It's surprising how much time, effort, energy, and expense goes into moving an office one block over.) We also welcomed a new woman who joined our team last week (as I mentioned... more »
120 Reasons I haven't been blogging
Oct 04, 2010 GMT
We've been even busier than usual in the Linux New Media USA offices lately.... more »
Open Source Harassment Mapping
Sep 20, 2010 GMT
Linda Harrison posted this interesting piece over on TechEYE.net: Open source mapping tech goes global, helps women fight back. Harrison writes that a group in Egypt introduced a service to report street harassment via text message. She says, "If a woman experiences unwanted attention from a man in a public place she simply picks up her mobile and sends a text to more »
Internships: Gnome Outreach Program for Women
Sep 17, 2010 GMT
Flyer by http://mairin.wordpress.com/
This morning I saw this gem on one of the mailing lists to which I subscribe:
GNOME is an innovative free software desktop. It is easy to use and is the most popular desktop distributed with free operating systems. In an effort to get... more »