LinuxChix Brazil Meeting – Webcast, teachers and sponsors

Next September 8th and 9th, the 4th Linuxchix Brazil National Meeting will take place in Florianópolis, Brazil. The Meeting will be held in the Barddal Foundation. There is no need to pre-register, and registration will be on site. The talks will be presented in Portuguese.

The subjects this year cover OpenLDAP, Linux in 64 bits processors, Python, Academic Management Systems, Modern Graphics Interfaces, Gentoo, High Availability, FreeBSD, Asterisk, Udev, Kernel for beginners… it will be 22 talks, 4 mini courses and a Teachers Afternoon.

But for those who can’t go to Florianópolis, we made a special arrangement: by an offering of Solis and InfomediaTV/Terra, we will transmit in live the main talks. Aside that, we will have a news service, publishing how is the Meeting going and giving an idea of what is happening for everybody . To see the webcast, you just need to access the Linuxchix Brazil website during the event.

Another big surprise this year is an entire schedule dedicated to professors. In the afternoon of September 9th, teachers are invited to try Open Source software for themselves and see why it has gotten so much attention.This activity will be run by people who have experience inacademic environment, and know the difficulties in getting students’ attention. This course will enable professors to learn how to find tools and test the software. how to find tools and help, and to test the software.

To make all this possible, we this year have the support of several companies and people, and two major sponsors: Caixa Economica Federal and Microsoft. The Caixa, as a Brazil federal institution, has always been involved in supporting development projects. And to go ahead with its “let’s talk” movement, Microsoft supports the Meeting, as well will also be open to talk about their recent actions to cooperate and interoperate with Open Source community. We invite all attendees to debate with the representants their ideas and give suggestions.

The National Linuxchix Brazil Meeting is a well known conference, and always had brought new ideas, for the people which love innovation. The Meeting was the first conference in Brazil to focus on the theme “from those who make to those who make”, looking not just maintain the technical subject, but also encouraging and searching themes that are more in depth. That way, aside from seeing the basic issues and concepts, we try to offer the details, the best practices and extra resource, besides giving hands-on experience in the mini courses.

For four years now, the National LInuxchix Brazil Meeting promotes the technical improvement of the community and encourage women to join the open source world. Every year,the number of female speakers and attendees has increased, doubling each year. In the conference average, they jump from less then 5% to more then 15% of the people. We hope the catarinenses(people from Santa Catarina, the host state for this year conference) make a record and show up!

More informations at http://www.linuxchix.org.br/.

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