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The Women of OpenStack talk outreach, education, and mentoring

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In the open source world, a women-only event seems counter-intuitive. Yet I am finding reasons for such events the more I attend them.

At the OpenStack Summit, a twice-a-year event where OpenStack contributors get together to plan the next release, the Women of OpenStack group has set up events where we invite the women first. Men aren't excluded, but our hope is to get more OpenStack women together. I can hardly capture the value of getting together with other women in OpenStack at the Summit, but here goes. » Read more

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How to get your conference talk submission accepted

you are a leader

Michael Davies, a part of the Linux.conf.au (LCA) conference talk review committee, spent a session at this year's conference talking about how they review talk submissions and choose which ones to accept for this large Australian open source conference. While he spoke specifically about LCA, his tips are largely applicable to those interested in submitting a talk proposal to any conference.

The LCA papers committee consists of experienced LCA attendees and volunteers who are both active in their communities and familiar with the conference. They try to keep a balance from year to year of fresh voices with experienced reviewers. The repeat reviewers help ensure that the conference maintains the same feel from year to year, so they use the previous year's papers committee with a few new members. They also consider the balance of the committee members. » Read more

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Is training to become a better contributor worth considering?

lightning in a bottle

Loïc Dachary, a Free Software developer and activist and the President of the Free Software Foundation in France, noticed something while attending the OpenStack summit in April 2012.

As corporations joined the project and assigned developers to work on OpenStack, all of them knew about Free Software and some even contributed to it from time to time. They were all surfing the wave of the Cloud and it was an unprecedented opportunity for them to make a difference, to share their work on a daily basis.

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New events calendar for open source conferences, meetups, and more

upgrade complete

Opensource.com has added a new feature for listing open source events, and because we like to think big, our goal is to be the premier listing.

Are you planning, hosting, speaking at, or going to an open source conference in 2013? Submit it to the calendar. Are you part of a user group (i.e. a Linux User Group)? Submit your meetup. Other types of meetings and seminars, including webinars, are encouraged too. » Read more

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Penguicon--Would you like some sci-fi in your open source?

Penguicon

Perhaps you've looked around a Linux conference and noticed more than a few "Han Shot First" t-shirts. Or maybe you enjoy sci-fi cons and are always pleased to see costumes powered by Arduinos. This year, the tenth annual Penguicon celebrated what happens when you cross those streams. » Read more

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Map of open source conferences and events

Map of open source conferences and events

We've already asked you to help compile a list of open source events and conferences. Now we've got a map. What's missing? Leave a comment with the event name, location for 2012, and URL. Anything you mention here, we'll also add to the list in our Resources section. Feel free to share this map, download the data, and reuse it.

Tip: Big box that says "Layers" in the way of the map? Click the small green double arrows at the top left to hide this menu. » Read more

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Poll: Upcoming open source conferences

Poll: Upcoming open source conferences

Let us know which of these upcoming conferences you plan on attending and if you'd like to submit an event report. » Read more

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Poll: Your favorite open source conferences

After you vote, tell us why you made your choice and tell us about your favorite open source conferences.

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