Amber Graner (http://amber.redvoodoo.org/), from Union Mills, NC, will be speaking on "An NTEU's Year of Finding FOSS Using Ubuntu" at this meeting. BTW, NTEU stands for "Non-Technical End User". Amber is a converted Mac user who embraced Linux and Ubuntu not much over a year ago. Since that time she has made quite a name for herself throughout the US being involved with Ubuntu's Local Community Teams. She is a champion for greater numbers of women being involved with Linux. She will be presenting in Austin, TX, at the Texas LinuxFest 2010 (http://www.texaslinuxfest.org/) the weekend before she's with us. You'll enjoy her story and her friendly, warm style of delivery.
Also on the program will be Ronda Davis (http://rondadavis.com/education/), who holds an M.S. in Information Technology & Management, and is an instructor at ECPI College of Technology (http://www.ecpi.edu/campus/greensboro_nc/index.cfm) in Greensboro. Ronda is a multi-talented lady, with knowledge in numerous facets of IT. She will be presenting from her research into the need for education in open source software. In addition to being quite knowledgeable, Ronda is a dynamic and exciting lady. But, most of all, she is friendly and engaging as an individual. As an instructor, she is accustomed to being a presenter and you will enjoy her contribution to the program.
This promises to be a very interesting meeting. It the first time we've had even a single female presenter, much less, two! This meeting will be one where you can bring your friends to introduce them to Linux as well as the more attractive side of geekdom. Men and women should enjoy Amber and Ronda, so invite anyone you'd like.