Women in Open Source Mini-Conf

Date: February 9th, 2007
Location: Los Angeles Airport Westin
Registration Information: email

The Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) will host a Women in Open Source Event as part of their upcoming 2007 conference, SCALE 5x.

The focus of this event is on the women in the open source and free software communities. The goal of this event is to encourage women to use technology, open source and free software, and to explore the obstacles that women face in breaking into the technology industry. The Women in Open Source event will be held on February 9, 2007 at the Los Angeles Airport Westin Hotel.

Time Women in Open Source
9:00am-10:00am Check in / Registration
10:00am-10:50am Stormy Peters (OpenLogic)
"You're a Girl!?!" ... and Other Reactions Women Encounter in Open Source Software
Slides (PDF)
11:00am-11:50am Jean T. Anderson (Apache Software Foundation)
How to Participate at the Apache Software Foundation
Slides (PDF)
11:50am-1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm-1:50pm Strata R. Chalup
The Secrets of Computer Technology Explained: for Every Woman
2:00pm-2:50pm Celeste Paul (KDE Usability Project)
Usability in Open Source Software Development

3:00pm-3:50pm Bdale Garbee
Who ya gonna call?
4:00pm-4:50pm Marija Mikic-Rakic (Google)

5:00pm-5:50pm Dru Lavigne (BSD Certification Group Inc.)
Using Open Source to Remove Barriers for Women Within IT
Slides (PDF)
6:15pm-7:00pm Q & A: Women in Open Source

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