[Ambassadors] Grace Hopper WAS conference request

mario juliano grande balletta mario.balletta at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 19:24:51 UTC 2012

Thanks for the feedback and support!  Awesome!

On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 9:54 PM, inode0 <inode0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Beth Lynn Eicher
> <bethlynn at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>> Dear Mario and Mark,
>> I have always been fascinated by the Grace Hopper conference but I
>> have never attended. Please count me as interested.
>> Just in case others are interested, I have cross-posted.
>> In 2010, Stormy Peters somehow procured a table for Free Software
>> at-large. She then sent out an email blast which included
>> women at lists.fedoraproject.org  I don't know if anything came of it.
>> Does anybody know?
> It is my recollection that we sent some materials to Stormy to make
> available at the booth that year but I don't recall anyone from the
> project attending (my recollection could be wrong though).
> We did directly attend in 2011.
>> I believe that Fedora is a great fit for Grace Hopper conference. The
>> audience demographic tends to be academic. Free Software is great for
>> doing research. Too much valuable time is wasted applying for grants
>> to gratis proprietary software and monitoring the quantity of seats
>> consumed. Why bother when Fedora is the freshest software out there?
>> Thanks for getting this started. I plus one the idea of Fedora at
>> Grace Hopper 2012!
> Sounds like we will have some good people to attend this year too. Be
> sure to keep FAmNA in the loop so we can help provide the resources
> you need to make the event a success.
> John
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