Wednesday, November 25, 2009

UDS and Ubuntu Women

At UDS there were 3 sessions dedicated to the progression of the Ubuntu Women Project. I was excited and still am about the fact that the group has grown to the point where we are beginning to have measurable goals for each cycle. That to me is WIN!

We created a Blue Print https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu-women.org/+spec/community-ubuntu-women-project and then created specs around the goals we want to complete during the Lucid cycle. I am so excited about seeing how we as a team can meet these goals and move forward and bring people, especially women into the Ubuntu Project

Lyz Krumbach, Laura Czajkowski, Mackenzie Morgan, not to mention the numerous women from Canonical who showed their support for the Ubuntu Women Project; were awesome. Also great was the people who were in IRC and participating remotely. Lyz (Community Council Member), Laura (LoCo Council Member), and Mackenzie (MOTU) all had great points and their enthusiasm for the project was contagious as well.

Ubuntu Women is focusing on recruiting, supporting, encouraging and retaining women in the Ubuntu project, and does so by providing positive role models, mentoring, encouragement, and resources for women within the Ubuntu community. Ubuntu Women's political activism is small-scale, within the Ubuntu Project, and its work is mostly done through encouragement and support, not through confrontational rhetoric. (Thanks skud for helping me find the words to define these goals and focus)

I hope you will take a look at the Blue Print, and the Specs and get just as excited as I am about bringing more women into the Ubuntu Project and seeing the Ubuntu Woman Project Members work together as a team to accomplish these goal. Please drop me an email, join the channel (#ubuntu-women on Freenode), mailing list, team, or comment here and see how you can become involved and help us accomplish this goal.

Many thanks to all those who mentor, support, and encourage me in this endeavor into the Ubuntu Community and F/LOSS world. Let's pay it forward and have not only the best distribution but community as well! :-)

Onward and Upward!!!!