“Next slide, please.” You know, I really should just buy myself a nice
wireless presenter’s mouse. I’ll be totally popular at conferences and
stuff. I know I hate having to say, “Next slide, please” – but who has
the time (and foresight) to provide someone with a script? I’m
surprised no one brought one to the IBM summit, but it’s a specialty
item, so I guess that makes sense…
If we’re heading out tonight, I’m definitely passing by a computer
store and buying myself a mouse. =)
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The IBM summit is _totally_ awesome! And quite unbloggable, so I’ll
just take encrypted notes… Let’s just say that once again, I’m
completely, completely spoiled by the universe… (and IBMers are way
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Chris Ball wrote:
If you might have any contacts to help get the word out about a project
we’ve just launched over at GNOME — we’re going to sponsor three female
students to hack on GNOME for two months.
Lots more details at:
It’d be awesome if you could pass this on to anyone who might be
interested — we have a really tight deadline, with only 2.5 weeks
before student submissions are due, but I know we can make this
work as long as we spread the info far and wide enough. :-)
Do you know of anyone at IBM who does women-in-IT work and might
be willing to help publicise this?
Thanks for reading! I’d be very interested to hear any comments or
advice you might have.
Pass the call on, geekettes, and join if you’re interested!
E-Mail from Chris Ball
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Check out the keyboard.
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Sweet. I want one… <laugh> Linux!
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And for the people who think I live life on a perpetual sugar high:
During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual
activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the
sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.
- Fritjof Capra, physicist
I’m so looking forward to mellowing out over hot chocolate and reflecting on all the cool things that happened today and will happen tomorrow… =)
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