E C L E C T I C T E C H C A R N I V A L in Umeå THIS SUMMER HUMLAB WILL HOST AN INTERNATIONAL GATHERING FOR WOMEN INTERESTED IN OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGY: Participants will share their knowledge in workshops and lectures, experiment with hardware and explore new creative ways of using technology. The Eclectic Tech Carnival has been held at least once a year since 2002, each time in a different place, like e.g. Austria, Brazil or Romania. This year, from the 8th-12th of June 2009, the Eclectic Tech Carnival will be held in Sweden for the first time. HUMlab is collaborating with Bildmuseet and "She's got the beat" to make this festival an extraordinary experience for everyone. We want to tell you more about it on our /ETC INFO EVENT with fika THIS COMING MONDAY the 19th of January, 2009 at 5 pm at HUMlab
Many people from several departments and groups will be joining forces to make this happen.
You could contribute too! We need things as e.g. - Computers - Computer trash - borrowed bikes - borrowed mattresses, etc.. It would be great if you could volunteer for: • Translating during workshops • Setting up before workshops • Hosting and coordinating international participants • Coordinating electronic equipment • Picking up guests from the airport or train station • Car driving • Cooking/Food shopping We hope you will be able to make it to the info event, but if not, you could send an email to stefanie.wuschitz[at]humlab.umu.se to subscribe to the Umeå /ETC mailing list and keep yourself updated on the event. Find more information on: http://eclectictechcarnival.org Here is a video documentary on the /ETC event in Belgrade, 2004: http://amaiac.net/EclecticTechCarnival