Women in conferences

The last event I attended was held in the UTP Post graduated School, as you can see there are only three women among the boys… I am sitting in the first geeky line to cheer my friend up… ohh well, he totally forgot all my support, anyway… another :$tory -> man minds.

OK, I am organizing another event called LinuxCamp, I am trying to encourage women to participate in technology stuff, specially in Linux things. There is an article I’d like to ping and learn from the experience of the author. Let see how things going on 🙄

About Julita Inca

Ingeniero de Sistemas UNAC, Magíster en Ciencias de la Computación PUCP, Magíster en Computación de Alto Rendimiento de la Universidad de Edimburgo, OPW GNOME 2011, Miembro de la GNOME Foundation desde el 2012, Embajadora Fedora Perú desde el 2012, ganadora del scholarship of the Linux Foundation 2012, experiencia como Admin Linux en GMD y Especialista IT en IBM, con certificaciones RHCE, RHCSA, AIX 6.1, AIX 7 Administrator e ITILv3. Experiencia académica en universidades como PUCP, USIL y UNI. Leader of LinuXatUNI Community, HPC Software Specialist at UKAEA, and reviewer of the Technological Magazine of ESPOL-RTE, and volunteering Linux training for MINSA Peru... a simple mortal, just like you!
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2 Responses to Women in conferences

  1. jay says:

    Courtney’s experience in reaching out to women, inviting them, encouraging them, mentoring them was smart and good. The way she began and finished her essay, with gratuitous swipes at men, was divisive. She clearly sees and stereotypes all (white) men as the same regardless of their different experiences, their different ages, nationalities, religions, sexual identification, whether they are abled or nor differently abled. She is tired of having to interact with white men. That’s pretty bigoted.

    • Julita Inca says:

      Thank you Jay for your comment!
      In my case as Courtney’ experience in conferences I got bored sometimes (in my country and abroad) when the expositor states things I do not know… I realize that was not only my case, so I decided to do something in conferences I am in charge of: give presents or little gifts to the audience that can response questions from the expositor, all the questions has to be related with the conference.
      Another thing I want to point here is the work with guys… well there are a lot of different kind of men and also ‘women’… I was lucky to find good guys that support all my crazy ideas… but I have to say that most of them are younger than me… usually older people do not accept innovation or new perspectives.

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