Haecksen miniconf, Canberra, January 2013, call for presentations now open

The long-running one-day Haecksen miniconference at linux.conf.au will run again in Canberra, Australia, in January 2013. Their call for presentations is open until October 31:

Haecksen call for papers is open!

With huge recent increases in the number of women speaking in the linux.conf.au main program, this year, the Haecksen miniconf is looking for talks by women that encompass the wide range of activities that women are involved in throughtout open source.

The Haecksen miniconf seeks people involving in

  • open software
  • open hardware
  • community involvement
  • hackerspaces
  • smart crafting
  • advocacy
  • professional development

We are seeking both talks and panel participation on these subjects, please let us know whether you are interested in giving a talk, being on a panel, or both.

See the call for presentations for more information.

Haecksen (formerly the LinuxChix miniconference) was founded by in 2007 Mary Gardiner, who later co-founded the Ada Initiative. It has been run by women from the Australian and New Zealand open source communities at linux.conf.au every year since. This year Bianca Gibson and Robyn Willison have stepped up to the plate! Thanks, Bianca and Robyn.

Got open tech and culture news to share with women in the Ada Initiative’s community? Email share@adainitiative.org. The Geek Feminism wiki has further outreach channels for women in open source.

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