Fwd: Fwd: Open Source Experts Wanted for ACT-W Conference


I just received the following mail to the leader@ alias and
thought — at the very least — I would forward it here. :slight_smile:

Best wishes,


----- Original message -----
From: Patrick Masson masson@opensource.org
To: Debian leader@debian.org
Subject: Open Source Experts Wanted for ACT-W Conference
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:32:19 -0700

The Open Source Initiative
Dear OSI Community,

Advancing the Careers of Technical Women [1] (ACT-W) is hosting two
action-packed events where talented women and individuals can build skills,
grow their community, and accelerate their career path!

ACT-W has invited the OSI to participate and we’re looking for local open
source leaders, experts, advocates to help spread the word about open
source software and communities, and how they help advance careers for
women in technology. The conference includes speaking sessions, hands-on
workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, career fairs, and much more.

If you’re passionate about promoting open source to advance technology and
the communities that enable it, and currently living in/near Seattle or
Chicago (or know someone who is), we’d like to invite you to represent the
OSI during the conference. You can learn more about the conferences at,
https://opensource.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=1599&qid=160029 [2] (Seattle) and https://opensource.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=1600&qid=160029 [3]

As part of the event, you’ll staff the OSI booth to help enterprising
developers, folks launching start-ups, and others looking for enter tech
careers learn about open source software, development opportunities, and
how working in and with the open source community can build professional
networks and advance careers.

If you’re local to Chicago or Seattle, and interested in helping out,
please contact me at masson@opensource.org. We’re happy to cover any costs
for your travel, food, etc. and can even offer a $100 stipend on top of

Thank you for your support,


Patrick Masson
General Manager & Director, Open Source Initiative
855 El Camino Real, Ste 13A, #270
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States
Office: (415) 857-5398
Mobile: (970) 4MASSON
Freenode: OSIMasson
Email: masson@opensource.org
Website: www.opensource.org


[1] https://opensource.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=1598&qid=160029
[2] https://opensource.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=1599&qid=160029
[3] https://opensource.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=1600&qid=160029

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,’’. : :' : Chris Lamb. ' lamby@debian.org / chris-lamb.co.uk

This includes an offer to pay any travel costs.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Fwd: Open Source Experts Wanted for ACT-W Conference
Resent-Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:06:14 +0000 (UTC)
Resent-From: debian-women@lists.debian.org

Hey Daniel,

Thanks for sharing this here.

From what I read, the email offers travel sponsorship for people in the Seattle or Chicago area, which doesn’t apply to any of us. Or is there anything else I missed here?

Also, friendly reminder again about avoiding forwarding emails to the forum since it shows up as if Chris Lamb posted it, and the date is 31 August (which is not true). Next time, please copy-paste the content of the email instead and send it as a new email to the list/forum. This makes it less confusing for readers. Thanks for understanding :slight_smile: