[UbuntuWomen] International Women's Day Competition and Women in the Ubuntu Community who inspire

Amber Graner akgraner at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 17:02:50 UTC 2010

Hi all!

I know this is short notice but the idea only came into being
yesterday, so bare with me. :-)  I'd like to announce this on Sunday,
March 28, 2010, then every International Women's day we just plan on
this happening.

In addition to our International Women's Day - Competition, let's roll
out and Ubuntu Women's Day as well to run concurrently with
International Women's Day.  This Day takes it's roots in the the way
Finding Ada, does Ada Lovelace Day.  If you are not familiar with this
check out the website http://findingada.com/.

As most of us are aware  - women's contributions often go unnoticed or
unrecognized and this is a great way from the Ubuntu Community (both
men and women) to highlight women in who inspire change, growth,
participation, contribution and more to the Ubuntu Project and
community.  Women are not only instrumental in developing the
distribution, but who contribute in the non-technical roles as well.
This would showcase those contributions and give the ability for not
only the Ubuntu Community but those outside the community to see the
positive impact that women have in shaping the distribution and the
community. This would also give examples to point to in the effort
help encourage more women and young girls to participate in not only
Ubuntu but Open Source and Technology as a whole.

Let me know what you all think.  If you would like to help with the
wording of the announcement let me know that as well.

Thanks everyone!

Amber Graner//akgraner//

Just me Amber.

There are lots of Linux users who don't care how the kernel works, but
only want to use it. That is a tribute to how good Linux is.
Linus Torvalds

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