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'''Oceania Women of Open Tech''' (OWOOT) is a group for women in open technology in Oceania: Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
'''AussieChix''' is the Australian chapter of [[LinuxChix]]. It is one of the most active chapters worldwide, and is closely involved with organising the [[LinuxChix miniconf]] which is held each year as part of [[Linux.conf.au]].
 
   
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OWOOT's major event each year is the [[Haecksen miniconf]] at linux.conf.au.
There had been city-wide chapters of LinuxChix in Sydney and Melbourne since 1999 or 2000, key volunteers in these chapters included at times [[Skud]], [[Claudine Chionh]], [[Julie Gibson]], [[Pia Waugh]] and [[Sara Falamaki]]. AussieChix was founded by [[Mary Gardiner]] in February 2007 shortly after the first miniconf and the existing Australian chapters were merged into it.
 
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==History==
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OWOOT grew out of the former groups '''AussieChix''' and '''New Zealand LinuxChix''', both regional chapters of [[LinuxChix]].
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There had been city-wide chapters of LinuxChix in Sydney and Melbourne since 1999 or 2000, key volunteers in these chapters included at times [[Skud]], [[Claudine Chionh]], [[Julie Gibson]], [[Pia Waugh]] and [[Sara Falamaki]]. AussieChix was founded by [[Mary Gardiner]] in February 2007 shortly after the first miniconf and the existing Australian chapters were merged into it. New Zealand LinuxChix was founded by [[Brenda Wallace]].
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In April 2011 Brenda closed New Zealand LinuxChix due to lack of activity, which was the catalyst for the AussieChix email list and the joint AU/NZ IRC channel to expand their scope and rename themselves OWOOT.
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==Links==
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*[http://www.owoot.org/ OWOOT's website]
 
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Revision as of 00:30, 21 October 2011

Oceania Women of Open Tech (OWOOT) is a group for women in open technology in Oceania: Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

OWOOT's major event each year is the Haecksen miniconf at linux.conf.au.

History

OWOOT grew out of the former groups AussieChix and New Zealand LinuxChix, both regional chapters of LinuxChix.

There had been city-wide chapters of LinuxChix in Sydney and Melbourne since 1999 or 2000, key volunteers in these chapters included at times Skud, Claudine Chionh, Julie Gibson, Pia Waugh and Sara Falamaki. AussieChix was founded by Mary Gardiner in February 2007 shortly after the first miniconf and the existing Australian chapters were merged into it. New Zealand LinuxChix was founded by Brenda Wallace.

In April 2011 Brenda closed New Zealand LinuxChix due to lack of activity, which was the catalyst for the AussieChix email list and the joint AU/NZ IRC channel to expand their scope and rename themselves OWOOT.

Links