The call for presentations for the LinuxChix mini-conference is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal.

About the mini-conference

The LinuxChix women's mini-conference is a day-long event to be held as part of linux.conf.au 2007 highlighting women's work in Free Software. It will be held on Tuesday 16th January 2007 at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia, as part of the annual linux.conf.au Free Software conference running from 15–20 January 2007. All attendees of linux.conf.au are welcome to attend the women's miniconference.

LinuxChix, the mini-conference's host organisation, is a support group for women who are interested in, use and develop Linux and related tools. The mini-conference welcomes attendees and speakers from other women's advocacy and development groups including Systers, Fedora Women and Debian Women.

Talks sought

The call for presentations for the LinuxChix mini-conference is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal.

We are seeking proposals to fill several 45 minute talk slots. Speakers should prepare 30 minutes of material and the remaining time will be devoted to discussion. We are open to proposals of alternative uses of 45 minutes (eg panels or workshops), if you are proposing one of these please describe your proposed use of time in detail in your abstract.

We will also have some shorter (5–10 minute) demonstration and lightning talk slots available, you are welcome to email us to express an interest in giving one of these, but they do not have to be submitted at this time.

Technical talks

We're specifically looking to showcase technical talks. Talks are welcome on these or similar topics:

  1. Free Software programming you have done on a project
  2. Other work you have done for Free Software projects, such as documentation, artwork, community building, systems administration
  3. Free Software (Linux, BSD, Darwin...) systems administration tools and techniques you've developed or use
  4. Free culture projects you work on (wikis, music, artwork)

Advocacy talks

We are interested in a broad range of talks about women in computing and particularly women in free software. Here are some suggestions for talk topics, although don't consider yourself limited by these:

  1. Talks about women's advocacy groups or development groups that you are involved in
  2. Talks about research into women's participation in computing and Free Software
  3. Talks giving the attendees support and advice on their participation in computing and/or Free Software, such as talks about negotiation, conflict resolution, career progression, business issues and so on

Submitting a talk proposal

Please email an abstract of your talk, and a short biography of yourself including any previous public speaking experience, to miniconf-submission@puzzling.org

Please indicate clearly whether your talk is:

  1. technical in nature; or
  2. concerned with advocacy of or issues for women in computing issues.

Abstracts should be approximately 400–500 words. If your talk is technical, links to any project homepages or documentation would be appreciated, as would a short summary of your involvement in the project: are you a core developer of the project; a participant in development of the project; or a user of the project?

The call for presentations for the LinuxChix mini-conference is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal.

We won't require any written papers to go with the talks. You are welcome to provide written material to attendees if you like, but your proposal is only for a talk, not a paper.

Travel, accommodation and admittance

Miniconference speakers will need to purchase admission to the full linux.conf.au conference (unless they have had a talk accepted by the main session of linux.conf.au in addition to the women's mini-conference). Details on conference registration is available at the linux.conf.au registration page, we advise registering before November 15, 2006 in order to take advantage of the early bird discount.

The women's mini-conference organisers cannot provide any financial assistance to our speakers, so you will need to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements.

More information

If you have any questions about the miniconference or about submitting a talk proposal, please contact miniconf-contact@puzzling.org

Spreading the word

The call for presentations for the LinuxChix mini-conference is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal.

Miniconfs/Linuxchix/CFP (last edited 2007-01-28 08:25:23 by hypatia)

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