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MiniDebConf in Barcelona – March 15 & 16 2014

Debian Women is proud to announce that it will hold a MiniDebConf in
Barcelona on 15-16 March 2014, where Debian enthusiasts from
far and wide will gather to talk about the latest Debian changes
and the Debian community, as well as to meet new and old friends.

http://bcn2014.mini.debconf.org

The MiniDebConf is fast approaching, be sure to make your travel
arrangements! It is going to be an exciting event, in a beautiful venue,
in one of the most famous European cities!

http://bcn2014.mini.debconf.org/venue.shtml

Schedule
——–

A draft schedule (still subject to some last minute changes) is already
available. The list of talks promises two days packed with great talks!

https://wiki.debian.org/DebianWomen/Projects/MiniDebconf-Women/2014/Talks

If you have an exciting idea for a talk, but missed the deadline, please
get in touch with us, we might still have a slot for you:
proposals@bcn2014.mini.debconf.org

Crowd-funding
————-

We are still raising funds to cover the costs of running the conference
and to offer travel sponsorship to people who can’t pay for it. Please,
consider donating any amount you can, everything helps!

http://freedomsponsors.org/core/issue/427/

Sponsorship
———–

If you want to attend the conference, but are unable to cover the costs.
Please contact us! We don’t have a big budget, but we will make our best
to help. Naturally, priority will be given to participants who have an
accepted talk.

About this MiniDebConf
———————-

We want to have a MiniDebConf with both talks and social events, to which
everyone in Debian is invited but where the speakers in the talks are all
people who identify themselves as female. We consider this important to:

* Encourage women who haven’t yet given their first DebConf talk
* Provide role models for women who are interested in contributing
* Debunk the myth that there are not enough women who can give talks in
DebConf

The idea behind the conference is not to talk about women in free software,
or women in Debian, but rather to make discussion about Debian subjects
more inclusive for women. If you agree with this goal, spread the word.
Forward this announcement and help us make this event a great success!

About our sponsors
——————

This event is possible thanks to the help provided by our generous
sponsors. In particular, we’d like to thank our platinum sponsor, Google.

We hope to see you in Barcelona!

For more information, visit http://bcn2014.mini.debconf.org


Regards,
Marga

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