The LinuxChix women's mini-conference was held at 2007, on Tuesday 16 January, 2007.

Breaking news

  • February 24, 2007: The miniconference has spawned a new project: AussieChix: the Australian LinuxChix chapter

  • January 23, 2007: The conference has ended and everyone has gone :( Check out press and blog coverage at /Coverage

  • Janaury 17, 2007: We're all done! Hooray! Thanks everyone. Please leave feedback at /Feedback, check out the /Slides and come on the /BlueMountains trip.

  • January 9, 2007: Final programme announced, see /Schedule

  • January 8, 2007: Shirt orders have now closed
  • January 7, 2007: A similar event has been announced for the Southern California Linux Expo: Women in Open Source Mini-Conf, February 9. 2007

  • January 1, 2007: Shirts available for order, details at /Shirts. You must pre-order by January 5.

  • November 14, 2006: Draft schedule available at /Schedule

  • October 23, 2006: LinuxChix women's miniconf conference Call For Presentations opens (see /CFP)

  • September 22, 2006: Linux Australia announces the LinuxChix miniconference among others (see Linux Australia press release)

Frequently asked question

There's only one:

Q. Were men welcome at the miniconf?

A. Yes, both men and women were welcome to be in the audience for any or all sessions of the LinuxChix women's miniconf.

About the miniconference

The LinuxChix mini-conference was a day-long event held as part of 2007 highlighting women's work in Free Software. It was be held on Tuesday 16th January 2007 at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia, as part of the annual Free Software conference running from 15–20 January 2007. All attendees of were welcome to attend the women's miniconference, which will highlight the technical achievements of women in Free Software.

Presenting at the miniconference

Our call for presentations closed in November.

Attending the miniconference

The mini-conference was part of 2007, and all registered attendees of 2007 were welcome to attend. No separate registrations for the miniconf were taken.


See the /Schedule.

Social activities

Mini-conference attendees will go to the conference social events, see the Programme, but in addition we are organising one other informal social events:

  1. Sunday 21 January, 2007: day trip to the Blue Mountains

About LinuxChix

LinuxChix is a world-wide online group supporting women in Linux and Free Software. It was founded in 1999 by Deb Richardson who perceived that many people, particularly women, found existing Linux forums unhelpful and sometimes actively discouraging. At present there are 500–1000 LinuxChix members world-wide, and several very active regional chapters.

Helping out

Thank you to everyone who helped out.


See /Photos


If you have any further questions please email

If you are a member of the press please contact the 2007 press team, see Press for details.

Miniconfs/Linuxchix (last edited 2007-02-24 11:09:29 by hypatia)

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