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Women In, Near, and Around Ubuntu - Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day - Part 1

Mar 24, 2010, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amber Graner)

"Follow along as I to try to express my gratitude and share a little about each of these women in hopes that you too can understand, appreciate, and come to admire these women and why I consider these women my mentors In, Near, and Around Ubuntu.

"Akkana Peck (akk) - I had the opportunity to meet Akkana at OSCON last year though we had talked/chatted in IRC prior to that. Akkana is an excellent public speaker and funny as heck too! Anyone who can make me laugh and understand GRUB a little more in under 5 minutes is awesome in my book. (side note - Her mom is cool too!!!) When I meet her at OSCON and then saw her again at SCaLE 8x - I told her "I want to be more like you. You have a quiet confidence about you that I would love to have." We laughed, you know that laugh that says, "Bless your heart! Good luck with that." I am too much of a loquacious people person to be associated even remotely with the word "quiet", but Akkana she says a lot without ever saying a word. I admire that quality more than people know. Akkana, in addition to being an active Ubuntu Women Project team member, is also an active member of the Ubuntu California LoCo Team as well as one of the leaders of the Silicon Valley California Chapter of Linux Chix."

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