Successful Delegates announced for Google-linux.conf.au Diversity Delegates Programme
Submitted on 2009-01-13 14:34
After careful consideration, the review committee are pleased to announce the following successful applicants for the first ever Google - Linux.conf.au Diversity Delegates Programme.
They are (in no particular order):
- Elspeth Thorne, Brisbane, AU
- Sara Falamaki, New South Wales, AU
- Jody Brokhus, Melbourne, AU
- Mallory (Mel) Chua, Boston, MA, USA
- Pinar Yanardag ,Turkey
- Wendy Liang, Brisbane, AU
In addition to the $500 AUD travel stipend reimbursement, the Diversity Delegates will also receive subsidised Professional registration (normally $785) at the early bird hobbyist rate of $290 AUD.
All the review committee volunteers had very positive feedback about the quality of the applicants, and felt that the Diversity Delegates would all make strong contributions to the Linux community as well as receive a lot of positive benefits themselves from being able to attend the conference.
Google and linux.conf.au wish to thank everyone for their participation in the Google - Linux.conf.au Diversity Delegates Programme. The review of applications was done in a distributed manner with volunteer committee representatives from Google, Linux.conf.au and from Linux Chix AU.
The committee reviewed the applications independently and made recommendations, which were aggregated to select the 6 successful applicants (over an application period from 3rd December to 31st December 2008). All applicants have been notified of their status and Google and linux.conf.au congratulate the successful applicants for their efforts!