[UbuntuWomen] Ubuntu Classroom Presentation about UW-Italy

Cheri Francis cheri703 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 03:27:49 UTC 2013

Our two newest leadership members Silvia Bindelli (Dolasilla)[0] and Flavia
Weisghizzi (Deindre)[1], will be discussing their success with the Ubuntu
Women - Italy group. The session will be in the Ubuntu Classroom on
Thursday, January 24th at 20:00 UTC[2].

"It all started around 3 years ago, when Flavia got in touch with Silvia,
who she met through the UbuntuWomen group, proposing her to set up a
localized chapter of the group. The idea came from the observation of the
linguistic and cultural gap that may constitute a barrier to many women
who, although interested in joining Ubuntu Women, don't feel comfortable
enough with a foreign language.

>From then on there have been a lot: public talks throughout several events
around Italy, tutoring for newcomers, a collaboration with an Italian blog
dedicated to Women in technology, GirlGeekLife. Flavia and Silvia are happy
to share their experience, because they both think that this idea may be
brought to all locoteams, to help getting more women involved and
contributing to the Ubuntu Community."

This event will be held in #ubuntu-classroom[3] on
irc.freenode.net(#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions).

[0] http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2011/02/02/interview-with-silvia-bindelli/
[1] http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2011/03/26/interview-with-flavia-weisghizzi/
[2] http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20130124T20
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