From: Julie S <msjulie_s@ya...> - 2010-09-30 13:49:12
I was contemplating putting together a presentation at woman's conference on computing (http://www.ocwic.org/).
I attended the conference two years ago and plan to again this year. Additionally, I hoped to be a presenter. I thought a good topic would be a mix of my work here at Rosegarden over the last couple years along with encouraging women to get involved in open source projects.
I thought the presentation would serve several purposes. I could show open source software in action: gnu/linux and Rosegarden in particular. But the other aspects would be helping people build community, develop skills, fulfill passions, etc. Which BTW, is my story here at Rosegarden.
If anyone was willing to talk via private email about their thoughts on this topic (particularly as it relates to encouraging / discouraging) women in computing, I'd love to hear what you have to say. Your input can help shape what goes into this presentation (assuming the topic is accepted).
You don't have to be female to respond to this, but if you are, I'm even more interested.
NOTE: If I don't get much feed back here, I'll cross post this on the RG users list to see what happens there.