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Debian move to attract more women volunteers

The Debian GNU/Linux Project will hold training sessions to encourage more people, especially women, to contribute to the project.


The training will be done by the Debian Women Project, a sub-project of the main Debian group.

The training will be done through internet relay chat on the #debian-women channel which can be accessed on the irc.debian.org server.

Debian representative Alexander Reichle-Schmehl said, in a media release, that the topics to be covered would range from daily Debian maintenance efforts to advanced tasks.

The first session will be held today at 20.00 UTC (8am AEDT on November 19) and will be conducted by well-known Debian developer Lars Wirzenius.

Future sessions will be listed on the Debian wiki and will include training on collaborative maintenance with git, Python modules and application packaging, and more aspects.

"You may also refer to the wiki to suggest new topics or sign up yourself as a trainer: we are always looking for more people to share knowledge and complete the schedule, so don't be shy!" Reichle-Schmehl said.

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