[ubuntu-uk] FLOSS Talent — Women’s Career Taster

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Mon Oct 15 16:31:47 UTC 2012

Hi Paula,

if you let me know what you need for your Ubuntu sessions, I'll see if I
can sort something out for you.



On 15 October 2012 17:12, Paula Graham <pmgazz at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> On 15/10/12 15:20, Alan Bell wrote:
> Hi all,
> There is an event coming up which might be of interest to a number of
> people on the list, 3 days at Bletchley Park focused on career options for
> women in the Free and Open Source industry:
> http://www.flossie.org/?page_id=596
> The event is being run for the startlingly low price of £15 for three days
> and would be of interest to any women seeking a career in this fast growing
> sector.
> Anyone seeking to fill posts might want to contact the organisers to find
> out how best to proceed. Anyone of any gender looking for a job in the
> Surrey area might want to give me a shout off list :)
> Alan.
>  Thanks Alan - didn't post to this list before as was afraid it would be
> off-topic. Women can book on Eventbrite, there's a link on the URL you gave
> or direct to Eventbrite here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/4474780188- the workshops are really amazing, we've got women from IBM and
> prestigious creative technology companies, participants will be making a
> simple android app, getting to grips with BASH shell and GitHub and Drupal
> - there's a women's tour of the National Museum of Computing thrown in
> along with lunch etc and talks from successful open source career women.
> Full programme here:
> http://www.flossie.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/course_outline_and_plan_LIVE.pdf
> There seems to be a bit of a problem recruiting people with decent open
> source skills so we're trying to do something about that as well as
> supporting women to take the plunge and start coding. We're piloting a
> short taster course with women as Flossie - if it goes well, we'll talk to
> some of the Universities we already work with about developing a regular
> summer school - we'll run some for women-only (confidence building) as
> Flossie and some for mixed participants as Floss Talent (which has the OSC
> as a partner).
> Happy to give more info - email info at flossie.org  :)
> When we develop the longer summer school, it'd be good to include
> something about how to get started contributing to Ubuntu specifically so
> we can talk when the time comes?
> Fossbox has lost our free space, by the way, which kiboshes our Ubuntu
> sessions for the time being. We're looking at finding an alternative host
> for them though.
> We're also toying with the idea of adding a women's Ubuntu session - but
> not sure if there'd be enough interest to make it worthwhile - so hands up
> if you'd like one ;)
> Paula
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