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On the necessity of assholes

I just read Rusty Russell’s recent blog post about code written by assholes and Jacob Kaplan-Moss’s response. I’ll summarize Rusty’s point as “You don’t have to like assholes or agree with them, you just have to work with them in … Continue reading

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Take the Ada Initiative Census – and update your resumé!

Over at my day job at the Ada Initiative, we just launched a census of women in open technology and culture. From the blog post: The survey (intended for people of any gender) asks two broad sets of questions: What … Continue reading

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Call for translations: HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux

Recently, Jason Fragoso kindly translated HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux into Belarussian. I went to add this to my list of translations of this HOWTO – and discovered that I had only a list of languages it had been translated … Continue reading

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The Ada Initiative launches: promoting women in open technology and culture

As regular readers of this blog will know, I quit my kernel job in January in order to work on women in open source. Today, Mary Gardiner and I are excited to announce the launch of the Ada Initiative, a … Continue reading

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LCA 2011 trip report

The LCA organizers have done it again; not even a natural disaster could prevent them from throwing a conference that lived up to the LCA standards: friendly, fun, and technical. As usual, there was something for everyone, from the hardened … Continue reading

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Going to LCA 2011

Just a quick note to say I just finished putting together the funding to attend this year’s Linux Conference Australia. I will be running a session at the Haecksen miniconf and volunteering at Haecksen’s Open Day booth but not speaking … Continue reading

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More eyeballs please, nom nom

It’s always a little disturbing getting a peek inside the sausage factory, especially when it comes to software and developers I have irrational faith in – like any project involving cryptography. We would all like to believe that “given enough … Continue reading

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Leaving Red Hat

I’m leaving Red Hat, effective January 7th. Here’s my self-interview on the topic… Q: Why are you leaving Red Hat? A: Good question! I’ve worked for a lot of companies as a Linux kernel developer (IBM, Intel, Red Hat, etc.). … Continue reading

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Back on the speaker circuit

Over the years I have attended a lot of conferences, as you can see from this photograph of my conference badge collection: The badges are sorted into columns, starting with 1995 – 2000 on the left and 2009-2010 on the … Continue reading

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An inside look at being a woman in open source

A few weeks ago, I blogged about how widespread sexual harassment at open source conferences is and suggested that open source conference organizers should adopt an official policy taking a stand against all forms of harassment at their conferences. Easy, … Continue reading

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