The seventh annual women's dinner will take place on August 13, 2016 at 7pm at Aposto. Address: Waldstraße 57, 76133 Karlsruhe. You can meet people heading to the event outside of AGM at GUADEC or come directly to the restaurant on your own.
Women (cis and trans) and genderqueer people are invited to attend if interested. Having a women's event provides an additional opportunity for women in the community to meet each other, and establish a connection and a comfortable environment for discussing common problems. In particular, in a community with few women contributors, women with any experience level often enjoy knowing and having an informal mentorship relationship with women who are more established as contributors than them. A women's event is conductive for making such connections. You can learn more about why women in free software find events for women valuable in this article.
Please RSVP for the Women's Dinner by adding your name here.
- Eleanor Blandford
- Carla Quintana
- Isabella Ribeiro
- Coordinate with GUADEC organizers to advertise the dinner as a social event in GUADEC materials and during announcements, if possible
Send an invitation like this to the gnome-women-list
- Dinner organizer should send individual e-mails to women and genderqueer people they know or are connected with, who are attending GUADEC, to let them know about the dinner, so that those who are not interested in attending don't get multiple e-mails in the thread. (Using BCC is another option, but there is a risk recipients won't get the e-mail in their inbox.)
- Information supplied by people when registering for GUADEC about their gender identity should not be used to determine whom to send the invitation to, since the intent is only to use that information for aggregate reporting purposes. (The note on GUADEC 2017 registration says "All information provided is anonymized and will not be associated with you.")
- In the dinner details, remember to list the person in whose name the reservation was made and a phone number so that attendees can contact someone from the organizing group if they have trouble finding the group.