A few of us over at Ubuntu Women today launched a little competition to help raise the visibility of Women users(of all ages) of Ubuntu. The competition will be drawn on March 8th, giving us a wonderful way to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The process is simple and any entrant can win — storytelling skills are a help, but not essential!
- Women write to us (see announcement for address) and explain how they discovered this amazing Linux distribution called Ubuntu. They do not have to be a contributor to Ubuntu or Ubuntu women, or a power user, or anything special. They just have to have discovered Ubuntu.
- In late February, we will put all the entries out there to be voted on by the community. One of the winners will be the story with the most votes.
- All the other entries are put in to a hat (or something of equal value), and everyone’s favourite Community Manager will, with much pomp and ceremony, draw from the pool a completely random winner in a videocast on March 8, and announce both winners.
- Profit! Winners will receive goodies (We’ll be able to tell you what once we get confirmation from the sponsors) and everyone’s stories will take pride of place on the Ubuntu Women website, where they can help to make sure other Women do not feel alone in the community!
Such a low barrier of entry!
We want to hear from as many Women Ubuntu users as possible, so tell everyone you know, and tell them to tell everyone they know, and … well, you get the picture.
Edit: Apparently the xhtml fake <strike> tags get stripped out by planet ubuntu for whatever reason, and seem to have contributed to people being upset at my playful tease of Jono’s wonderful (and useful!) showman tendencies that his various music projects, presentations and ustream channel demonstrate. I apologise and have removed it to avoid further confusion.