Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Feb 2007 18:20 UTC, submitted by Valour
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Today the Southern California Linux Exposition's fifth iteration kicked off with all-day mini-conferences on free and open source software in the health care industry and women in the free/open source software community. Since the sessions on women seemed to be the less popular, least business-friendly, and most interesting of the two subjects, that was the series I decided to sit in on. It was a life-changing experience for all who attended."
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Great place to pick up Geek Chicks
by jamesd on Sat 10th Feb 2007 19:23 UTC
jamesd
Member since:
2006-01-17

subject says it all...

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Hint from an actual geek chick: with such an attitude, you won't have a chance ;)

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JamesTRexx Member since:
2005-11-06

So, what attitude will?

:-P

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fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

Pwn3D

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rhyder Member since:
2005-09-28

To people who modded this down:

I admit that his jokey comment was perhaps overly frivolous, but what has he said that was so wrong? It *would* be a good place to meet some women who are perhaps geek-friendly and interested in geek topics.

It must be terrible being a she-geek: Y'know, members of the opposite sex, coming up to you and showing an interest. Must be awful...

Notice the over sensitivity when a man makes a statement that *might* in some way be offensive to women in a technical forum such as this. Funny, I though that we were all sexist, chauvinistic pigs who have no sympathy for women's issues.

Maybe someone can explain why his comment was modded down. And why the reply to his comment by a women, that does contain a small element of personal attack was modded up. Strange that - as we're all sexist pigs in a forum such as this.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

I admit that his jokey comment was perhaps overly frivolous, but what has he said that was so wrong? It *would* be a good place to meet some women who are perhaps geek-friendly and interested in geek topics.

I don't think anyone would have objected if it had been phrased that way. Didn't mod it down myself, but I can certainly see why people might take issue with the "huh huh, let's pick up chicks, Beavith!" tone of it.

It must be terrible being a she-geek: Y'know, members of the opposite sex, coming up to you and showing an interest. Must be awful...

Try going to a gay bar sometime, see how comfortable you feel when people you have no interest in are persistently/insistently hitting on you.

Notice the over sensitivity when a man makes a statement that *might* in some way be offensive to women in a technical forum such as this. Funny, I though that we were all sexist, chauvinistic pigs who have no sympathy for women's issues.

You're surprised that geeks are obsessively nitpicky? Please tell me you're being ironic.

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