[Linux-aus] AussieChix Is Open!
purserj at k-sit.com
Wed Mar 7 17:26:01 UTC 2007
Embargoed until 8th March 2007 (International Women's Day)
AussieChix is Open! (Source...)
The worldwide LinuxChix community welcomes its latest chapter,
AussieChix, on International Women's Day. Following on the heels of
Frances E. Allen being the first woman ever to receive the prestigious
'Turing Award,' AussieChix aims to highlight and encourage women in
While the organisation has a key interest in free and open source
software (eg Linux, Firefox and OpenOffice.org) the focus of the group
is to show women in computing that they are not alone.
AussieChix has emerged from the amalgamation of the Sydney and Melbourne
chapters of LinuxChix, and throws open its doors to women across
Australia. AussieChix is not an exclusive club - far from it. It is free
to join, and the only requirements are "Be polite, be helpful." (Which
makes us sound like the new millennium version of the Country Women's
Authority - next, a virtual lamington drive!)
AussieChix is a fun and encouraging environment, inclusive and conducive
to networking. For beginners, administrators, programmers and hobbyists.
Chix should click on http://au.linuxchix.org or google 'aussiechix.'
For more information and interview opportunities contact:
email: media at au.linuxchix.org
phone: +61 418 310 414
Text of Pitch to Members Follows.
Graphic Version is Online Here:
AussieChix is Open! (Source)
Geek Girls - Digital Girls - Nerdy Girls - Ladies of the Command Line -
Femmes for Free Software - IT Professionals (and the not so
AussieChix wants you!
AussieChix is a group for geeks of the fairer sex, for nerdy girls and
technical women who want to get together to share ideas, teach
techniques and learn new stuff.
You don't need to love Linux (yet) - you don't even need to have dabbled
in the deviant delights of open source software. If you are a woman who
wants to get more out of her machine, we want you. If you are a woman
who wants to play with the nuts and bolts of your passion, be it command
line or myspace, we want you. If you're nutty about all things digital
and don't know where to find women like you...
we definitely want you!
Stop being the only girl in your world of nerd. By joining AussieChix
you'll be entering a community of like-minded ladies who you can talk
to, get help from, provide assistance to and (heaven forbid) make
friends with! (Networking opportunities are rife, but we don't need to
point that out).
Now here comes the sting - the cost.
It's free - just like Linux.
There are only two entry requirements:
Be polite, be helpful.
No experience necessary!
or google "aussiechix"
Media Spokeswoman AussieChix http://au.linuxchix.org
Conference Director linux.conf.au 2008 http://www.mel8ourne.org
Board Member Open Source Industry Australia http://www.osia.net.au
Executive Director Creative Contingencies http://www.cc.com.au
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