Debian Women IRC Training Sessions

November 16th, 2010

The Debian Women project is pleased to announce the forthcoming start of a series of training sessions which will be held on IRC by experienced community members. The main goal of this initiative is to encourage more people, and specifically women, to contribute to Debian while introducing them to different aspects of the Debian Project. Topics will span over a wide range of subjects related to daily Debian maintenance efforts as well as advanced tasks. These sessions are organized by the Debian Women project on its IRC channel (#debian-women on and are open to everybody, regardless of gender or previous involvements in the community.

First session has been scheduled for Thursday, 18th November at 20:00 UTC. Lars Wirzenius, a long-standing Debian Developer, will give an introductory lesson titled Introduction to Debian Packaging.

Future sessions will be held on a regular basis, and will cover collaborative maintenance with Git, Python modules and applications packaging, and many more. Please visit the official wiki page regularly to check the up-to-date agenda and follow our group on 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!

About Debian Women

The Debian Women project was founded in May 2004 to balance and diversify the Debian Project by actively engaging with interested women and encouraging them to become more involved in Debian.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at or send mail to <>.