Welcome to OWOOT!

Oceania Women of Open Tech (OWOOT) is a regional organisation for women living in Oceania, including Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, aimed at providing ways for women living in Oceania to meet each other, talk about, and get involved in Open Source software, open hardware, free culture, and related things.

OWOOT welcomes women interested in open technology at any level of experience. Others are also welcome to join OWOOT, as long as they understand that its purpose is "supporting women in open technology".

Please see Joining OWOOT for information about joining OWOOT and coming along to our events.

PyLadies Australia

PyLadies is coming to Australia!

PyLadies is an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community.

To join the Australian community, visit the Australian PyLadies website.

OWOOT email lists now working

Apologies to anyone who has tried to send email to the OWOOT mailing list in January. The list is now working again and you can once again join our list and send email to it.

Thank you to the volunteer sysadmins for Linux Australia, who maintain the mailing list server and the web server for OWOOT.org!

OWOOT email lists down until further notice

Linux Australia has decommissioned the virtual machine that was hosting the OWOOT mailing lists, due to ongoing maintainence issues. While this does not affect the http://owoot.org/ website, it means that all OWOOT email including our mailing list is down until further notice.

We will work with Linux Australia to replace the mailing list setup as soon as possible. Watch http://owoot.org/ for updates.

Thank you to Linux Australia and their sysadmins for their ongoing work hosting OWOOT infrastructure!

Melbourne: Christmas picnic CANCELLED

15 Dec 2013 13:00
Australia/Melbourne

Update: this event has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

linux.conf.au 2014 travel grants now available

Linux Australia and linux.conf.au 2014 are pleased to announce the 2014 travel grants programme.

linux.conf.au strives to be a conference that is open and accessible to the whole open source community. However, we realise that, no matter how we arrange the pricing for the conference, it will still be unaffordable for some members of the community.

These grants aim to reduce the financial barriers to attending linux.conf.au 2014, by subsidising the registration and travel costs of contributors to the community who would otherwise have difficulty affording the cost of attending the conference.

Two days left to submit to Haecksen miniconference @ linux.conf.au !

The Haecksen miniconf will be a one day community stream on Tuesday 7th January 2014, in Perth, as part of linux.conf.au 2014. It will be the eighth annual LCA miniconference focussed on women and free and open source software.

The Call for Proposals closes 1 November.

Haecksen isn't Haecksen without all the Haecksen! That's you!

This year, we're looking for:

  • Short talks (around 20 minutes, but requests for a double slot of 40 minutes will be considered) on anything related to open tech generally, or women in open tech specifically, that you are currently working on.

Free LCA registration for one Haecksen speaker!

Normally, main program speakers but not miniconf speakers get free admission to linux.conf.au. This year, however, we'll have at least one exception: previous LCA speaker Josh Triplett has received a free Hobbyist ticket but can't come, and has generously donated the ticket to the Haecksen miniconf. The Haecksen committee will give it to one of the miniconf's chosen speakers.

Thank you Josh!

Haecksen 2014 - Call For Proposals now open!

The Haecksen miniconf will be a one day community stream on Tuesday 7th January 2014, in Perth, as part of linux.conf.au 2014. It will be the eighth annual LCA miniconference focussed on women and free and open source software. Submissions to present are now open, and close November 1.

Haecksen isn't Haecksen without all the Haecksen! That's you!

This year, we're looking for:

* Short talks (around 20 minutes, but requests for a double slot of 40 minutes will be considered) on anything related to open tech generally, or women in open tech specifically, that you are currently working on.

Perth: Haecksen miniconf at linux.conf.au 2014

7 Jan 2014
Australia/Perth

The Haecksen miniconf at linux.conf.au will return for the eighth time at the Perth linux.conf.au 2014 conference.

The miniconference will be held on Tuesday 7th January at the University of Western Australia, Perth as part of linux.conf.au's program A call for proposals will be sent shortly.

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