[Novalug] How to Encourage Women in Linux
brinkley.joseph at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 10:51:22 EDT 2008
I wish i had a nerd Women......
Women to Linux- Easy way um throw Cd's of different distros at them !?
--What they throw rocks at boys **
On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:44 AM, Nino Pereira <pereira at speakeasy.net>
> your observations on this upcoming conference could be an interesting
> quantitative data point that might inform this ongoing discussion.
> Another one might be to gauge from the names of kernel developers
> (there is an honors list somewhere that I saw sometime, but I can't
> retrieve it right now) how many of them are females. I remember doing
> that (in the context of a similar discussion with my sociologist spouse,
> a female): none of the ~ 100 kernelhackers had clearly female first
> names, although I might not know that a 'Wang Cha-Mei' or 'Makiko
> Yamaguchi' are probably women.
> Megan Larko wrote:
> > David A. Cafaro wrote:
> > A slightly OT, but intriguing thread.
> > When I went to the first LinuxWorld (it may have had a different name
> > then) in 1999 in San Jose there were something like 2,000 men and five
> > women (Cool. No line for the women's restroom!)
> > I have seen many more women in tech in the intervening years
> > fortunately, but I still think the majority of hw/sw/sysadmins are guys.
> > I will be attending Sun ExitCertified Lustre training seminar in July.
> > (For those on the list unfamiliar with Lustre, it is a file system for
> > clustered computing archetitures---beowulf and the like. I think it's
> > germination was with Sistina software whom we LUGgers had a booth next
> > to at FOSE years ago. Lustre is linux-based and becoming one of the
> > more widely used cluster filesystem protocols.) It will be
> > interesting to see how many women are at that training course. To date,
> > I have not noticed any names recognizable as female on the
> > lustre-discuss list.
> > Cheers!
> > megan
> > (a female)
> >> Ah, Excellent! I've been talking with a friend of mine (a well
> >> respected web designer) about women in tech fields. She was
> >> disappointed in recent discussion panels she had gone to because of
> >> the lack of female representation. We were both wondering what could
> >> be done to encourage their involvement in panels and conferences. One
> >> issue of course was the atmosphere that the traditionally "male
> >> centric" tech fields have. I hadn't seen this before, will have to
> >> forward it along. Though not perfect, certainly one of the best
> >> attempts at capturing some of the issues.
> >> Thanks,
> >> David
> >> On Jun 26, 2008, at 5:41 PM, Sarah Elkins wrote:
> >>> I'll be a little more direct, and suggest a reading of
> >>> http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Encourage-Women-Linux-HOWTO/
> >>> specifically the Do's and Don't's 3.8, 3.9, 3.11 and 3.16 (last
> >>> paragraph). I know some of the statements in the HowTo are
> >>> generalizations, but I still think it has a lot of good food for
> >>> thought. Caution: some language not safe for work (some places of
> >>> work, anyway). I was pointed to this excellent resource by Matt
> >>> Arnold, con chair of the upcoming Penguicon 2009.
> >>> I do not speak for Mackenzie or any other woman, and I assume no one
> >>> was speaking with bad intentions.
> >>> Regards,
> >>> Sarah Elkins
> >>> http://configures.sarahelkins.org/
> >> David A. Cafaro <dac at cafaro.net>
> >> Cafaro's Ramblings: www.cafaro.net
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