Our two newest leadership members Silvia Bindelli (Dolasilla) and Flavia Weisghizzi (Deindre), will be discussing their success with the Ubuntu Women – Italy group. The session will be in the Ubuntu Classroom on Thursday, January 24th at 20:00 UTC.
It all started around 3 years ago, when Flavia got in touch with Silvia, who she met through the UbuntuWomen group, proposing her to set up a localized chapter of the group. The idea came from the observation of the linguistic and cultural gap that may constitute a barrier to many women who, although interested in joining Ubuntu Women, don’t feel comfortable enough with a foreign language.
From then on there have been a lot: public talks throughout several events around Italy, tutoring for newcomers, a collaboration with an Italian blog dedicated to Women in technology, GirlGeekLife. Flavia and Silvia are happy to share their experience, because they both think that this idea may be brought to all locoteams, to help getting more women involved and contributing to the Ubuntu Community.
This event will be held in#ubuntu-classroom on irc.freenode.net (#ubuntu-classroom-chat for questions).