Women's Caucus at LibrePlanet Free Software Conference
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The Free Software Foundation's Deb Nicholson sent in the LibrePlanet announcement below. Deb also points to the travel fund link and says, "We recognize that women often don't have as much access to funding and wanted to make it easy for people to help bridge the gap. Maybe we can inspire other conference organizers to try something similar!"
The annual free software conference LibrePlanet is the place for the free software community – from old school hackers to brand new users – to come together and further the collective goals of the free software movement.
This year's conference features a "Women's Caucus," a day-long track focusing on finding concrete ways to increase women's participation in free software, including a panel on recruiting and retaining women, a presentation on mentoring and a workshop on how non-coders can take up critical roles in free software projects.
Full conference schedule here: http://groups.fsf.org/wiki/LibrePlanet2010/Schedule (The Caucus is on Sunday.)
LibrePlanet 2010 will feature workshops on the most widely used free software tools for working with the web, video, graphics and software development. You can learn about the latest developments in the GNU Project, free network services, digital radio, voice-over-IP, encryption, software licensing, media formats, and view the premiere of a new film on software patents.
This year's keynote speeches are from the founder of the free software movement Richard Stallman and Electronic Frontier Foundation's founder John Gilmore.
LibrePlanet 2010 – March 19-21 at the Harvard Science Center, Cambridge, MA.
Register now for LibrePlanet at http://groups.fsf.org/wiki/LibrePlanet2010.
Please email email@example.com to ask about student scholarships!
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