[UbuntuWomen] International Women's Day Competition "How I discovered Ubuntu" Voting

Amber Graner akgraner at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 15:49:47 UTC 2010


The "How I Discovered Ubuntu"  which was announced in January of this
year [1], is now closed to entries.

Incase you missed what this contest was about here is the opening from
the original announcement.

"We have all come to Ubuntu in our own special ways -- every single
one of us differently to the next. Yet one of the most common
questions we get asked is "How can I get $woman to use Ubuntu?".

Obviously we cannot really answer that question, but we would dearly
love to have a collection of stories by women about how they
discovered Ubuntu. Such a repository would allow us to demonstrate
that there's no one definitive answer, and at the same time maybe
provide the gift of inspiration to women who are interested -- showing
them that it's really not so unusual to be Ubuntu fans after all.

We are not expecting any particular length, but do remember that these
stories should be suited to perusal at leisure and not require someone
to allocate hours of their day to read. Anywhere between a few
paragraphs and a OO.o Write page is ideal."

The contest which offers a great prize pack [2] for the two entries
which will be chosen on March 8th.   One entry will be decided on
through community voting and the other will be chosen by the Ubuntu
Community Manager, Jono Bacon, live on his video cast at a time yet to
be determined.

Please go to http://elkbuntu.net/ubuntuwomen/ [3] and take a moment to
vote for the story you like the best.  You must enter your email
address in order for your vote to be counted and only one vote per
email address is allowed. Email addresses are not being collected or

The winners will be announced on March 8th, 2010.  Time will be
announced as soon we it is finalized.  One winner will come from the
community votes and the other will be drawn by Jono Bacon live on his
UStreamTV cast.

Many thanks goes out to all those who submitted their stories.  Good
Luck to you all.


[1] - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-women/2010-January/002406.html
[2] - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=971429&l=d25539298e&id=1068640102
[3] - http://elkbuntu.net/ubuntuwomen/

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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