Kim Polese to Receive Symons Innovator Award
May 11, 2010 GMT
Amy Vernon's Network World article, Leading by example: Women in open source, looks at the low number of women in open source and what steps NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) is taking to help increase this number. Among other efforts, NCWIT is interviewing women "heroes" in the field, including SpikeSource Inc. CEO and Symons Innovator Award-recipient Kim Polese.
According to Vernon, "NCWIT has several women prominent in open... more »
First Friday Roundup
May 07, 2010 GMT
- Ubuntu Women World Play Day: The deadline for submissions is May 14th! Enter the contest for your chance to win one of these fabulous prizes: a ZaReason Terra A20 netbook with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, a Dell 10n with Ubuntu Moblin Remix, or a prize pack of random goodies from The Ubuntu Shop and a gold USB necklace from ZaReason. All winning entries also come with a subscription to their choice of either Ubuntu User or more »
Facebook: Friend, or Frenemy?
May 03, 2010 GMT
Last week Ubuntu User, in partnership with The World Company, provided live streaming from the Free State Social in Lawrence, Kansas. This first-time event was a huge success – the tickets sold out, people participated remotely via live stream, and the speakers provided a nice mix of expertise.
My favorite talk was more »
Motivation and Open Source
Apr 19, 2010 GMT
Check it out! Mackenzie 'maco' Morgan and Celeste Lyn Paul appear in this PBS News Hour clip: Examining the Motivations of the Modern Workforce. The clip is about 9 minutes long, but I recommend that you watch the entire piece, which starts with a discussion about money as a motivator and ends with a discussion about open source.
Formative geek experiences, self-confidence, and Cathy Malmrose roundup
Apr 15, 2010 GMT
The Geek Feminism Blog is having an exceptionally fabulous week. They've posted a nice roundup of articles about Cathy Malmrose (CEO of ZaReason), and they offer excellent advice for improving your self confidence, an... more »
Juliet Kemp Weighs in on Lightweights
Apr 14, 2010 GMT
Juliet Kemp, admin extraordinaire, wrote a detailed review of the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) on LinuxPlanet. Check out her reviews of other lightweight systems, the Xfce desktop and more »
Ubuntu Women Announce World Play Day Competition
Apr 14, 2010 GMT
Over on the Fridge is an announcement about the Ubuntu Women's World Play Day Competition. To participate you just need to submit a photo of a girl (up to age 12) playing with Ubuntu. The photos will be posted on the Ubuntu Women site to "... allow parents of girls to demonstrate that it really is ok to be intrigued by the shiny screens, blinking lights, tappity-tap of keyboards, and faint whirs of computer fans." Read the more »