[ubuntu-uk] Ada Lovelace Event
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Sat Oct 1 14:46:08 UTC 2011
On 01/10/11 00:01, Bea Groves wrote:
> On 30/09/11 22:39, Laura Czajkowski wrote:
>> On 30/09/11 22:12, thegeeksquadron at ymail.com wrote:
>>> No offence to anyone here with my views, but I simply do not agree with men and women's groups, because a) generally women's groups are fine and men's aren't (considered sexist) and b) I'm pretty sure it can divide a community.
>> Right, you seem to be missing the point of the event, it's to celebrate
>> the day of Ada Lovelace http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace no
>> where on the site does it exclude anyone.
>> It's a chance to celebrate women in computing, a chance to encourage
>> more women to take part, get to gether and netwwork. There is nothing
>> to stop anyone else coming along.
> Having worked in adult education for many (many...) years I actually do
> believe there are occasions when single sex groups are advantageous.
> Be that as it may, I'd thoroughly support a gathering of women who are
> keen on computing, especially re' FOSS.
I have encouraged my wife to support FLOSSIE, and she says she agrees
in principle, that most Ubuntu events she has attended are mostly male
oriented, but also says that Ubuntu, and FLOSSIE by implication, are
not at the top of her 'priority' list.
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