I flew to Portland on Monday to attend OSCON. There was a BOF about Women in Open Source that had a goal to folks on the ‘what is next’ as opposed to support for experiences that women have had. A few books were mentioned:
Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology
Unlocking the Clubhouse Women in Computing
I happened to find this site of books from Center for Women and Information Technology when looking up these recommended book titles. It is a wealth of resources.
I put forward ShesGgeeky the (un)Conference that I am producing with some other women this fall. (More information to follow soon – I am working on getting the registration ready etc.) – If you want to save the date it is October 22-23. If you would like to help out be in touch.
Yesterday I went to the FLOSS Foundations meeting. We talked about Trademark issues for foundations and open source projects in the morning and fundraising in the afternoon. There was interest in leadership training in the group so I will now be working on moving an initiative forward in that area that I have been thinking about for a while.
Today I caught the end of Mark Shuttleworth’s talk in the Morning and attended
1) How to Heard Cats and influence people (I took notes blog post to follow)
2)the conversation on who gets to define what Open Source ‘is’ discussing the controversy between OSI and the SugarCRM and Social Text license. (OSI approved the license). This evening they had a conversation looking into the future of OSI – I offered that instead of talking into a mike for a layout set for 300 when there was 30 people in the room. So we did a fishbowl and I think got some where with their desire to define the issue they are trying to resolve. It was clear that more clarity on their mission would be helpful rather then just the tasks laid out in they bylaws.
I got a stunt double position at the OSGeo booth because a friend couldn’t make it so I filled in and temporarily became ‘geo-grrl’ fro the afternoon (I will be back there this morning.
There is alot of awareness of OpenID out there on trade show floor. Joyent is adopting it shortly. Rearden was considering it. I heard the positive inclinations from a key mainstream site that might adopt. (Ok I could have a major scoop here…but I have a feeling the programmer who let me in on this fact…was not supposed to have it show up ‘in print’ – so I am going to respect that.)
After the evening OSI conversation I headed “home” early to rest…because I have a red eye to BlogHer on tomorrow night. I would venture to say I am the only person attending both conferences this week.