[UbuntuWomen] UW article for Fullcircle mag

Emma Jane Hogbin emmajane at xtrinsic.com
Mon Jan 14 17:15:25 GMT 2008

Leigh Honeywell wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 11:21:26AM -0500, Emma Jane Hogbin wrote:
>> Vid Ayer wrote:
>>> If we keep redirecting women with a terse "use #ubuntu-motu for tech
>>> queries or #ubuntu-* for whatever", however appropriate and
>>> well-meant, its still  discouraging for her (or any male) who drops by
>>> and wants to discuss technical stuff, help out or mentor women.
>> Does that happen a lot? I scanned through the last six months of emails
>> to the list (there weren't a lot). There don't seem to have been any
>> technical questions to the list...
> It happens pretty often on IRC, if the folks in #u-w either can't or are
> too busy to answer a question, it will get re-directed to the main
> channels.

Ahhh. TBH I haven't really noticed it there either...but probably it's
because I'm pretty much always willing to google something for someone
if I'm around. ;)

> Regarding http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/Profiles ,  what about putting an
> additional "techie interests" column after the "Ubuntu Participation"
> one for members to indicate what their, well, technical interests? I've
> been involved "from the sidelines" a couple of FOSS projects for several
> years, hanging out in their irc channels, implementing them
> professionally, etc :) and I think it'd be worth noting that.  It'll
> also have the side-effect of making it clear that we are (mostly) all
> techies and advanced users, even if we're not known in the community.

Love it!! Of course even if we're not experts within that field it'll at
least show the range of interests as well.


Emma Jane Hogbin, B.Sc.
Founder, xtrinsic
phone: (519) 371-2665
web: www.xtrinsic.com

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