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A new adventure in the GNOME world…

I’m extremely happy to share you all that my candidacy to GNOME Outreach  for women program has been accepted, and from January, I’ll be an intern of marketing team! 🙂
This will give me the opportunity and the great honour to work side by side with Karen Sandler and Sriram Ramkrishna, two key players within FOSS, and GNOME, of course. They are seasoned professionals, and the idea to have to do with them is really exciting to me.
Moreover I have to bring my huge thanks to Allan Day, who spent his time an patience in supporting and menthoring me till now, and Lapo Calamandrei, of course, who talked to me about this opportunity for the very first time and was the real gear of this conspiracy 😉
Just a couple of days ago I was able to have my first marketing conference call with them, and it was really amazing 🙂
We (they have spoken, I’ve listened so far 🙂 ) talked, among other things, about outreach in GNOME, and how wipe out every doubt about how much welcoming and open GNOME community could be.

I believe it is, and you?

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Hi Copenhagen!

Really too much time has passed since last time I wrote something on this blog, but now it’s time to catch the pen again and write to share a great news: for the first time I’ll be able to attend to next UDS! WOW!

It’s really exciting to me finally to have the opportunity to meet in person all the people that works behind the great community called Ubuntu, and especially I’m very proud to be there to meet all that women that in these years are been so inspiring to me, and now gave me their trust asking to be Ubuntu Women co-leader, with Silvia Bindelli, of course.

It all happened suddenly… a pizza at Trastevere and a indefeasible invitation :«Do you want to attend to the UDS? You can stay by my home».

What could I respond? «Ohhhh yes!!!! Thank you so much!»
So saturday 27th I’m leaving, with Luca Ferretti of course 🙂

What also can I say?

Life sometimes is strange, and things simply happen…

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Ubuntu Women @ GGD!

It’s with a great thrill that I announce the birth of a partnership between Ubuntu Women-it and Girl Geek Dinners!

Thanks to Silvia Bindelli and the work she has made with the branch of GGD localized in Milan, they asked us to write some articles and how-to about Ubuntu.

In the first one (that I have written) I’ve presented the main values of our Community, the Ubuntu Promises, our working team, the ways in which is possible collaborate in translating, developing, promoting activities.

This one will be followed by many other guides written by other Ubuntu Women-it members which deal more technical matters as Installation and disk partition, media player and GIMP, Internet browsing and social networking.

Furthermore Silvia and me are working on a four hand article concerning DE in which we could explain features of GNOME (that is my DE) and KDE (hers one).

Articles are scheduled monthly and will be published on www.girlgeekdinnersitalia.com pages.

Moreover, next week, on Friday 19th we’ll attend to next GGD event in Rome, that I cared, where we’ll have three speech about Open Source, Ubuntu Women project and donne@softwarelibero list.

The happening will be promoted by Impresa Semplice, a branch of Telecom Italia and it’s open to everyone: the first 130 booking are free of charge and will be served a light dinner in a very friendly and smart place, characterised by a unique post-industrial architecture, a former textile plant now place for female cutting edge events.

It will be a nice way to communicate and we hope to involve a female public in the FLOSS world.

 

Further informations are available on GGD Blog http://www.girlgeekdinnersroma.com/

Article about Ubuntu is at http://www.girlgeekdinnersitalia.com/2011/02/ubuntu-unintroduzione/ (italian)

List of planned guides will be soon published at http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/It

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A bit(e) about Women, Italy and FLOSS

It will be pleasant (or I hope so) to know some news, some good news from Italy (probably better than newspaper’s ones!).

I’d like to inform everyone whose may concerns, that is born a new list donne@softwarelibero.it gathering women involved in free software.

A little story about us…

In Perugia, we had a Ubuntu – Debian Italian Community meeting and there were the opportunity to talk about female involvement in both Ubuntu and Debian Community.

But there was a Fedora Ambassador too and many other women who study and collaborate in free software… so here the idea: a single list for all!

The List

The list is simply donne@softwarelibero.it and http://www.fsugitalia.org/donne/doku.php is the related Wiki. We had a IRC Channel too #donne-softwarelibero.

Our aims

Of course our aim is to grow feminine involvement in free software movement, but is to know each other too, a place to meet and build friendly relations with everyone, women or men, who are interested in feminine matters.

I’m been very pleased in Debian project leader Stefano Zacchiroli’s interest, and I’m sure this can’t be greet less enthusiastically even in Ubuntu side!

Cheers!

Flavia