Leslie Simon is the author of Geek Girls Unite, a book that celebrates all the fangirls, fashionistas, bookworms, indie chicks, craft mavens and other female misfits out there. Or as she puts it: ground zero for the geek girl revolution.
The book comes with the http://geekgirlsunite.com/ blog, which features weekly high-profile geek girls such as Meghan McCain, Chlöe Sevigny, Jenny Lewis, and many more.
Do you make things? The Ubuntu Women team is running a competition to find outstanding projects made by women and connected in some way to Ubuntu. Write about what you have done (with pictures) and email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will publish it on the Ubuntu Women team blog. They will take a fairly broad interpretation of “making things” they could be physical things or more abstract, and they’ll accept fairly tenuous links to Ubuntu. The deadline for submissions is Ada Lovelace day, 7th October. Some examples of what you might make would include
- Neat new applications running on Ubuntu
- Cookies, Cakes or Cocktails with an Ubuntu theme
- Robots programmed or designed on Ubuntu
- Arduino powered circuits designed and programmed on Ubuntu
- Something musical or artistic with Ubuntu tools
- Something utterly different to surprise and delight us