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Tonight Live: Is there a "Glass Ceiling" in the Linux Community, and Eric Raymond

May 15, 2001, 19:15 (16 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jeff Gerhardt for this link. ]

Tuesday, May 15th, 2001
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), and Arne Flones have a controversial show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of the week. In particular, we will talk about the S-390 that IBM has made available to the community, and lots more In Segments Two- Is there a Linux Glass Ceiling
Motivated by the announcement May 9th that GirlGeeks® will Partner with LinuxCertified to Provide Key Linux skills to Women IT Professionals, it occured to us to ask "why is this gender specific program needed?" So, we have to face the basic issue whether or not there exists a glass ceiling in the Linux Community as it does in the greater IT community.

We will be joined by Viktorie Navratilova, Kristine Hanna, Natasha Zaslove and Chandler Kant (of Linux Certified).,

Viktorie Navratilova is a well known Linux advocate, lug member and author of a series of very well received articles on Linux for The Chicago Tribune.

Kristine Hanna is the co-founder, president and CEO of GirlGeeks, the career success site for women in IT. Kristine became passionate about providing techy women the resources they need to succeed while working as digital effects producer, most recently for George Lucas; Kristine was nominated for two Emmy Awards.

Natasha Zaslove is the director of marketing for GirlGeeks. In a former career life, Natasha was a lawyer representing government entities in complex construction projects; her disillusionment with the legal profession, passion for technology and ensuing search for a more fulfilling career led Natasha to join GirlGeeks where she is able to help other women discover their IT career dreams.

Chander Kant is founder and president of LinuxCertified, Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and expertise. Chander has been involved with technology and business side of Linux in many different projects. He is very enthusiastic about enabling Linux as a mainstream operating system.

We will discuss the existence of that glass ceiling, and why GirlGeeks partnered with LinuxCertified as a reaction to a need to provid women ready access to Linux training. We will expand the conversation to include information specific to the new alliance between GeekGirls and LinuxCertified.

In Segments Three- Eric's View: The Mundie Affair
A week and a half ago we were given a heads up by Eric Raymond about a speech that was coming up by Craig Mundie of Microsoft, and Eric predicted correctly that this would be the launch of one of the most controversial attacks on Open Source yet launched by Microsoft. To say Eric was right is one of the understatements of the year.

It was our hope last week to have Eric and Craig Mundie from Microsoft come on last weeks show. Mr Mundie is still dodging our requests, eric on the otherhand will be on the show to express his opinion on the issue.

Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to join us on the show, check our IRC Chat (irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.
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