[UbuntuWomen] Linuxfests in the US seeking speakers
linda.halligan at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 21:25:02 GMT 2010
LinuxFest Northwest also just opened their request for proposals a week
or two ago. It will be held April 25th and 26th in Bellingham, WA. You
can submit your session proposal on their website after you create a
Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> Both Southeast LinuxFest (12-13 June @ Spartanburgh, SC) and Ohio LinuxFest
> (10-12 Sept @ Columbus, OH) currently have open calls for presentations.
> For SELF: email your abstract and a bit about yourself to
> jeremy.sands at southeastlinuxfest.org
> Their website says:
> "We welcome talks on all FLOSS related talks, but are particularly interested
> in web based tools, system administration tools, desktop Linux, security, and
> We are also open to lengthened, in depth, hands on proposals. "
> Note that this means that they will have 5 tracks of 1-hour talks on Saturday
> and 3 tracks of 2-hour hands-on talks Sunday, so if you want to teach
> something but can't do it in only 1 hour, you're still in good shape! Having
> attended last year's, I'm pretty sure they've nothing against community
> related talks either (like how to get involved or convince others to get
> involved...hint hint, I'm sure almost everyone on these mailing lists has been
> For OLF: fill out this form http://www.ohiolinux.org/cfp10.html
> Their website says:
> "This year's theme is "Saving the World with FOSS."
> We're looking for all sorts of talks about Free & Open Source Software. Done
> something new and nifty? Developed new Open Source Software? Is your living
> room a geek dream? Do you play with FOSS for a living?"
> If you would like to speak, submit something! If you've never spoken before,
> that's fine. Ohio LinuxFest 2 years ago was my first time speaking. If you
> don't think you know anything worth speaking on, I bet you're wrong :) I said
> the same thing when my friends told me to submit to OLF's CFP. They responded
> by listing off things they knew I knew but that I didn't realise I knew.
> Remember: you don't have to be an expert to give a talk!
> When asked why conferences don't have many women speakers, the number one
> answer is "we didn't get proposals from women." I'm sure plenty of you have a
> LOT to say, so why not offer to say it? Don't be shy!
> (and yes, I'm practicing what I preach--I've already submitted my proposal to
>  http://southeastlinuxfest.org
>  http://ohiolinux.org
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