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For Women Attending

Programs for Women Attending LinuxCon & CloudOpen North America 2013

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the Linux ecosystem, and it is our goal to make sure that everyone and anyone that wants to become a contributor and/or member of the community has the resources to do so, and feels welcome to be a part of the community. To further these goals, we are pleased to offer several events/programs for women attending LinuxCon & CloudOpen this year.

Calling Women to Contribute at LinuxCon & CloudOpen

If you've never spoken at one of our events or any event for that matter, we invite you to make this the year you do. Open source is only as strong as the people sharing and exchanging code and information, and we need your contributions. If you've been intimidated or hesitant about public speaking, this is your opportunity to try it out in a community with a shared sense of purpose and support. Submit your proposals here.

Women in Open Source Networking Luncheon 

We'd like to invite all of our women attendees to join each other for a networking luncheon on Monday, September 16th at 12:30pm in Celestin H on the 3rd floor of the Hyatt Regency. This is a chance for these attendees to connect with each other onsite. We will begin with a brief introduction of each attendee, and then guests will be free to enjoy lunch and mingle with one another. There is no cost to attend. All attendees must identify as a woman and will need to register to attend. 

To attend, please register here.

Registration Discount/Scholarships

We want to make sure that everyone who feels like they can both benefit and contribute to LinuxCon/CloudOpen has the chance to be there, even if funds are low. This year, we are encouraging folks that might fall into that category to apply for discounted or waived registration fees so they can join us! Click here for the request form.

2013 Linux Training Scholarship Program

Since its debut in 2011, the program has provided funds to developers and IT professionals who show incredible promise for building Linux careers and shaping the future of the operating system but who otherwise do not have the ability to attend Linux Foundation training courses.

The Linux Foundation is offering one scholarship in each of the following five categories. Each application will be reviewed by a panel of Linux Foundation staffers. 

  • Whiz Kids
  • Women in Linux
  • SysAdmin Super Stars
  • Developer Do-Gooders
  • Linux Kernel Gurus

​Recipients will be notified early- to mid-August and will be publicly announced shortly thereafter.  For more details on the criteria for each category, or to submit an application, please visit the Linux Training Scholarship website.


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