Plone is a member of the Open Source Initiative.
We have been invited to attend the ACT-W Conference, which is taking place in:
- Seattle http://seattle.act-w.org Sept. 18, 22, and 23; and in
- Chicago http://chicago.act-w.org Oct. 18, 19, and 20 (right in the middle of Plone Conference 2017 in Barcelona)
If any of you are local to those areas and would like to help open source and represent Plone please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. The OSI is willing to cover any costs for your travel, food, etc. and can even offer a $100 stipend on top of expenses.
Here is the text of the invitation:
Dear OSI Community, Advancing the Careers of Technical Women (ACT-W) is hosting two action-packed events where talented women and individuals can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path! ACT-W has invited the OSI to participate and we're looking for local open source leaders, experts, advocates to help spread the word about open source software and communities, and how they help advance careers for women in technology. The conference includes speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, career fairs, and much more. If you're passionate about promoting open source to advance technology and the communities that enable it, and currently living in/near Seattle or Chicago (or know someone who is), we'd like to invite you to represent the OSI during the conference. You can learn more about the conferences at, http://seattle.act-w.org/ (Seattle) and http://chicago.act-w.org/ (Chicago). As part of the event, you’ll staff the OSI booth to help enterprising developers, folks launching start-ups, and others looking for enter tech careers learn about open source software, development opportunities, and how working in and with the open source community can build professional networks and advance careers. Thank you for your support, Patrick -- Patrick Masson General Manager & Director, Open Source Initiative 855 El Camino Real, Ste 13A, #270 Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States Freenode: OSIMasson Website: www.opensource.org