[Scale-planning] Black Women in Tech - was Re: SCALE CFP Closing on 11/15
bala at socallinuxexpo.org
Thu Dec 8 23:57:16 UTC 2016
Have you given more thought around what you want to do to get involved in
SCALE? As Matti mentioned, there's a whole litany of options available to
you. The booths are filling up fast, so if you are looking to move in that
direction, please let me know. We offer free booths for non-profit
organizations and open source projects. Our only condition is that the
booth is exciting and attracts people because the SCALE expo floor has
always been a vibrant place and a lot of our attendees get great value
On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 11:15 AM, Mx Siltanen <mrsiltanen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Lori,
> I can think of a few areas:
> 1) If you would like to help promote SCALE with your group by posting a
> meetup or meeting for your group to attend SCALE and/or newsletter - we can
> provide you a custom discount code to reward your members for participating
> with your group. ( last year it was 50% off.. which is a really good deal )
> Also remember, for those wanting to enter the tech industry and on a tight
> budget, we always needs more good volunteers to help make SCALE happen.
> 2) BOF rooms available in the evening - as we rent out the conference
> center, we will have rooms available after the presentations for people to
> use for "round table" type discussions. We welcome all sorts of pro-open
> source community discussions during this time, and they've ranged across
> all sorts of topics. For instance perhaps you or someone in Black Women in
> Technology would like to host a session to discuss a relevant topic.
> Perhaps making a larger session with the focus of getting more women in
> For example, if all the various women's community groups which are
> participating in SCALE were to coordinate a BOF session on:
> "Mentor Me: Helping women in the tech industry, Q&A and support." ( or
> something along those lines )
> Suggest getting Girls in Tech, Girl Develop It, Women who code, PyLadies,
> and the other women's groups together and have a panel for Q&A and help
> people network with each other to help build mentoring and support
> Please do feel empowered to coordinate with others and utilize the rooms
> we have available Thu, Fri, and Sat nights for BOFs.
> 3) MCs - we need more volunteers to help with MCing /room coordination.
> One of the roles is to announce the presenters as well as the sponsor for
> the room.
> This would be a good opportunity to show involvement, and a good chance to
> get to know the presenters better.
> We also need more volunteers across the different functional areas.
> Over time we want to build out a stronger team which puts SCALE together
> and we welcome diversity.
> 4) Org Booths on the expo floor - we have a limited number of org booths
> on the expo floor.
> Manning them fully over the course of the expo hours can be challenging,
> THUS some organizations have joined together to man a combined booth.
> For example - in the past
> Various OC groups joined together to man 1 booth
> Various Big Data / Data Sci groups share a booth
> Various Info Sec groups share a booth
> Thus, it maybe useful to look at other groups which you can partner up
> with to share a booth.
> Note, sharing a booth does require some coordination - to ensure all
> groups involved help out manning the booth.
> Also note, some groups involved with SCALE opted to instead help run the
> event instead of manning a booth, as they could not get enough volunteers
> to man the booth as everyone was working on something else at SCALE.
> Thank You
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 9:07 AM, Lori Mitchell <lorimitchell0 at gmail.com>
>> Hello all:
>> I would like to know how Black Women in Technology can become involved? I
>> know the opportunities in open source abound 😊
>> My goal is to make sure our group can encourage more black women to
>> migrate towards open source. Thanks in advance for your replies.
>> Lori Mitchell
>> Lori Mitchell
>> Black Women In Technology
>> (310) 862-4236
>> info at blackwomenintech.org
>> <http://www.facebook.com/blackwomenintechla> <http://twitter.com/BWiTLA>
>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 12:38 AM, Ilan Rabinovitch <
>> ilan at socallinuxexpo.org> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 10:27 AM, Mx Siltanen <mrsiltanen at gmail.com>
>>>> Q: Results from CFP... did we get enough?
>>> 350+ proposals.
>>>> What areas do we need more coverage?
>>> The program committee is meeting later this week, and we'll have a
>>> better sense of inventory on the main tracks. Some of the side events,
>>> will be reviewed after the holiday weekend.
>>>> As I am experimenting more with twitter for outreach I am encountering
>>>> possible people to invite to participate with SCALE 15x and it would be
>>>> good to know if there are areas which I may encourage greater participation.
>>>> btw - Most of my focus currently is Open Data, Big Data, DevOps, and
>>>> Info-Sec related.
>>> Thanks Matti.
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