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From Danese Cooper <dan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2006
Date Fri, 03 Mar 2006 17:05:40 GMT
Hey all...it was just quick thoughts ;-).  Julie is really the person  
who should be fronting the proposal, since she first suggested it.

In my prior experience, the hardest bit of work in getting accepted  
at GHC is filling out the damned proposal format (which is very  
terse).  It took me a few hours of pruning because you have to  
include brief bios on each of the proposed speakers and claims about  
the benefits of your proposal within a 2-page (500 word) format.  I'm  
*not* in fact keen to be that author this time around.  One more word  
of warning...the GHC that I attended had some strange (in our FOSS  
world) requirements around speakers having to pay for the privilege  
to speak (eg. getting accepted as a speaker was NOT a ticket into the  
event).  Since nearly everyone on my panel worked for a non-profit, I  
successfully challenged that stance and got them to back down...but  
unfortunately all that happened actually *at* the conference and  
wasn't very pleasant for anyone (Mitchell Baker refused to speak if  
anyone had to pay, so me just offering to get my employer to sponsor  
didn't work).  All of this is a long story to say that I might or  
might not be a good person to front the proposal given that they no  
doubt *remember* me :-).

So, Julie (or Sally or Susan), feel like writing?


On Mar 3, 2006, at 7:14 AM, Sally Khudairi wrote:

> This looks great. I'm very interested.
> Thanks for this, Danese!
> /SK
> --- Danese Cooper <danese@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Great idea!  I did just such a panel (at the request
>> of the
>> conference) year before last.  We had Mitchell Baker
>> from Mozilla,
>> Leslie from GNOME, from OSAF and of course me.
>> Apache's own Justyna
>> Horwat was supposed to come but had a scheduling
>> conflict.  The
>> session was well-attended and I thought it worked
>> pretty well to
>> introduce FOSS and the opportunity and challenge for
>> women.
>> I think it would be *great* to propose to do it
>> again, possibly with
>> a "Lessons from Apache" focus.  We have more raw
>> data now than we did
>> then (because Bernhard Kreiger has finished his
>> thesis now) and of
>> course 2 more years of experience.  I'd *love* to
>> sponsor one of the
>> women from Sri Lanka to participate, together with
>> someone from Derby
>> and someone from TomCat.  It would be cool to
>> include the non-coding
>> aspect with Susan Wu or Sally Khudairi.
>> Danese
>> On Mar 3, 2006, at 6:05 AM, Julie MacNaught wrote:
>>> The deadline for submissions to the Grace Hopper
>> Celebration of
>>> Women in Computing 2006 is March 15, 2006.
>>> The conference is October 4-7, 2006 in San Diego.
>> http://
>>> www.gracehopper.org/index.html
>>> Check out the call for participation.
>> http://www.gracehopper.org/
>>> call_for_participation.html
>>> Is anybody interested in proposing a panel on Open
>> Source?
>>> -- 
>>> Julie MacNaught
>>> IBM Research
>>> jmacna@apache.org
>>> jmacna@us.ibm.com
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