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Announcing Linuxchix New Zealand

Monday 26 February - Announcing Linuxchix New Zealand.

LinuxChix NZ is a community for women who like Linux, and for women and men who want to support women in computing.

Linuxchix NZ is a new chapter of an international linuxchix community. Globally, membership ranges from complete novices to experienced users, and includes professional and amateur programmers, system administrators, linux kernel developers, database adminstrators, QA testers, technical writers, and computer journalists.

Linuxchix NZ activities will include support forums, mentoring, training courses, social meetups and linux install fests.

Linuxchix is run by women and for women. Membership is free - the only requirement is that members be polite and be helpful.

Women make up approximately 42% of NZ's IT Industry, but once data entry and unskilled work is excluded this drops to somewhere nearer 15%.

Linuxchix, and the New Zealand chapter of Linuxchix exists to connect women working in the IT industry, contributing to FOSS, as well as female users of the Linux operating system looking for support and community.

For more information, visit http://linuxchix.org.nz or email contact[at]linuxchix.org.nz

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