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DolasillaHello everyone!20:02
DolasillaDeindre and me are here today to tell you something about our experience in bringing UbuntuWomen locally20:03
DeindreHi everyone!20:03
Dolasillawith the hope that this can be of some inspiration for other loco teams20:03
Dolasillaboth me and Deindre belong to the Italian loco team20:03
Dolasilla Flavia and I met through the mailing list of UbuntuWomen. We both are confident enough in our English skills as we practice it on a more or less daily basis.20:04
DolasillaFlavia <-> Deindre ;)20:04
DeindreDolasilla <--> Silvia :)20:04
DeindreMy  experience showed me that generally women are shyer around than men,  and this behaviour becomes more evident in case women newcomers should  rely with people talking a different language.20:05
DeindreThis  is the main reason that pushed me and Silvia to open a localised branch  of UW, and now we have about 40 subscribers on italian mailing list20:06
DolasillaSecondly there comes a geographic barrier: one of the great strength point of loco teams is the proximity to people, also physically speaking: the italian loco team, for instance, organizes once or twice per year meetings in a location in Italy, to allow its members as well as its supporters to meet up.20:06
DolasillaMoreover, there is a practical limitation in any worldwide mailing list: time zones. Belonging to different timezones can be make communication more complicated.20:07
DeindreBut there are some cultural issues too20:09
DeindreFor  instance a big number of the people active in UbuntuWomen is based in  the US. This means that they share, to some extent, a given cultural  background that may not be completely known from whom has always been  living in other countries.20:09
DeindreIf  we consider that very often who writes to a mailing list is asking for  some help, and sometimes she/he's not able to explain her/his problem in  her/his mother-tongue, it's easy to plenty understand the sense of  completely strangeness than a newcomer women could feel.20:10
DeindreBut,  nevertheless, it seems to me that generally women prefer talk with  other women because that makes themselves feel more comfortable in  sharing their doubt, avoiding the risk, very often more dreaded than  real, of be kidded from a part of community.20:10
Dolasillaso, what do we do, in practice? Actually our first goal is to provide a nice and welcoming place for Italian women who want to approach Ubuntu Community. A place where they can meet other women sharing the same passion, and that may help them and guide them in moving the first steps inside the loco team and the community.20:11
DolasillaSo the first point is providing a network of "friends"20:12
Dolasillaof other women sharing the same passions and the same free time activities20:12
Dolasillawith whom you can have some exchange on more or less technical topics concerning ubuntu, open source, and the experiences as women in these environments20:13
DeindreSo, what could be a starting point?20:15
Deindrementhorship :)20:15
Deindreone  of the goal is indeed to provide mentorship to help people choosing an  activity inside the community and learning how to carry it ahead.20:15
DeindreFor  instance, we had a couple of sessions on IRC lately with members from  different teams (translations and development  ).20:17
DeindreThey  were explaining which are the activities of this team, which knowledges  are required. For example on the translation meeting we actually went  through how to work on the translation of the software, which are the  tools to use and so on.20:17
DeindreWe definitley consider a good menthorship the key for a succesful outreach20:18
Deindreyou need an Human touch :) menthorship is often that human touch you need to be involved20:18
DolasillaAnyways, as this project was born inside a loco team, it share some of the loco team goals, expecially the one of not only involving more people in the community but also making more people know and choose Ubuntu20:20
Dolasillaof course, with a focus on women20:20
Deindrea strong focus on women :)20:21
DolasillaFor this reason, among the activity me, Flavia and the other women in the groop do is having talks at Ubuntu and open source events around Italy20:21
Dolasillaand we also write from time to time posts on an italian blog, GirlGeekLife.com, targetting women with a passion for technology.20:22
DolasillaThe posts are written by different women in our group and they cover different aspects of Ubuntu20:22
Dolasillastarting from an hig level introduction and then going through the presentation of some open source tools20:23
DeindreBut it's really undubitable that there is another question on the table: the gender gap20:25
DeindreGender gap is probably "the" matter of fact, in a world that consider woman as a minority20:25
DeindreSo far the  fact that technology is a male dominated environment is really  indubitable. If we consider the FOSS ecosystem, the situation is even  worse.20:26
DeindreUnfortunately  is not easy to break the vicious cycle that see women avoiding FOSS  because there aren't many women to relate with, and, from the other  side, building the correct relation between women and men in a  community, holding off the so-called white knight syndrome and the sense  of deep fellowship that very often men demonstrate against women.20:26
DeindreThis has a greater value in Countries, like Italy, and generally Latin Countries,  in which machismo writes behavioural rules between the two sexes.20:27
DeindreThe  fact that men, especially younger men, show to considerate women a not  very remarkable minority, is really an obstacle _de facto_ to outreach of  new women, and a certain loss for communities.20:28
Deindreand Ubuntu community/communities20:28
DeindreThis is true even if, really, Italian community is really welcoming toward women20:29
Deindreleaders of our community have always spent their effort to help women to feel a comfortable place to stay20:30
DolasillaLet's move a step behind to the beginning, to explain the steps we did to create the group20:32
DolasillaWhen Flavia wrote me proposing me to create a local edition of UbuntuWomen in order to overcome the language/cultural barrier I immediately said yes.20:32
DolasillaAt the time I was not yet part of the Italian loco team (I barely knew it existed). So first, I got engaged in it, and being involved in a loco team is a great experience.20:33
DolasillaThen, with the help and support of members of the loco team, we set up the group, starting with a wiki page and a mailing list20:33
DeindreWhen I met Silvia instead, I was already Ubuntu-it member20:35
DeindreI saw in her the possibility to make true my old dream to have an Italian Women team.20:36
DeindreWhen  I joined Ubuntu community in 2007, I have heard about a women forum,  and my disappointment when I have discovered is only english-speaking  was really huge.20:36
DeindreOf course I’m really grateful to Ubuntu Women project, this project has been for me of great inspiration, but I felt something was missing.  20:38
DeindreIn  Silvia I’ve found the right person to rely with, passionate, with the  same view of the problem and the technical skills I lacked.20:38
DolasillaOnce the wiki and the mailing list were set, we started making some “advertisement” about it on the different channel of the community, including planet, forum and IRC chat. It worked pretty well20:39
DolasillaWe gathered something like a 15 people in the first month20:40
DolasillaWe use the mailing list as main channel to coordinate project, discuss topics and bring the main news coming from the international mailing lis20:40
DolasillaAnd the wiki as an introduction page and to keep trace of the ongoing projects and related materials20:40
Dolasillathis is the wiki page we use http://wiki.ubuntu-it.org/GruppoPromozione/UbuntuWomen20:41
Dolasilla(of course in Italian)20:41
DeindreWe  tried to make links to other women involved in FOSS, setting  mailing  list in which we talk and share projects regarding female universe20:42
DeindreFinally, we  never meant to found a different “group” from UW, but build a bridge  between international environment and Italian feminine IT related  underlayer.20:44
DeindreI don’t know if our could be considered a successful pattern,20:44
DeindreI hope, we hope, of course :)20:44
Deindrebut  what I really believe is that difficulties women meet in different part  of the world depends from cultural, language and social factors that  very often is not possible to compare with luckier anglo-american  experience.20:45
DeindreDuring last UDS in Copenhagen I met many European women coming from mediterranean area20:45
Deindrend  they told me that they felt their experience close to mine, so I really  hope that our work and our effort could be sharable and helpful for  many other women communities.20:46
DeindreSilvia and me' d be very proud of this outcome :)20:47
ClassBotCheri703 asked: What do you feel was the biggest obstacle to getting started?20:48
DolasillaSo basically what we tried to tell you here this evening is a bit of our experience in bring UbuntuWomen project loco20:48
DolasillaCheri703, to me it was to fight against shyness ;)20:49
Dolasillato take initiative, discuss with the members of the loco team and explain why we felt this need20:49
Dolasillabut it was easy in the end, thanks to the great people in our loco team20:50
ClassBotThere are 10 minutes remaining in the current session.20:50
DeindreCheri703: the obstacles I met has been technical: I don't have any idea about how to open and manage a mailing list, for instance. Silvia has been super :)20:52
Dolasillaso this is more or less what we wanted to share, if you have any question in these last 10 minutes we will be happy to answer!20:53
ClassBotCheri703 asked: Have you gotten much opposition from a "you are being sexist by having a separate group!" standpoint? Like we get with general U-W? I don't know if that's a primarily american thing.20:54
DeindreCheri703: a very important question20:55
ClassBotThere are 5 minutes remaining in the current session.20:55
DeindreCheri703: there is been some feeling "like UW-it is a crochet club", but generally it has changed very fast20:57
Deindrewe open our mailing list to interested men20:58
Deindreone of our admin was a men20:58
Deindrevery respectful of our initiative20:58
Deindreok, we were not able to erase every bad thought about this project20:59
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pleia2looks like we're about out of time, thanks Deindre and Dolasilla!21:00
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cambrianExplosioHi everyone, I am having a bit of difficulty with ubuntu on a macbook, and wondered if anyone could help out?23:27
pleia2cambrianExplosio: you want #ubuntu for support23:28
pleia2(this channel is for scheduled classes :))23:28
cambrianExplosiothanks :)23:28
cambrianExplosiosorry :(23:28
pleia2no worries, good luck!23:28
cambrianExplosiothanks :)23:28

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