At linux.conf.au’s LinuxChix miniconf I had three or four separate conversations with women from around Australia about how they’d in theory have a local LinuxChix chapter but in practice they are the only geeky woman they know, or, in a couple of cases, one of the only people living within a 100km radius.
So I decided to see what I could do about making an Australia-wide chapter to replace the existing Sydney and Melbourne chapters. Members of the two chapters were reasonably enthusiastic (at least given that they themselves don’t have a huge amount to gain from it), and so after a month of domain name delegation and the like we went ahead with it: AussieChix, the Australian LinuxChix chapter was launched this week. The Sydney and Melbourne ones will be assimilated shortly.
I’m not entirely sure what we’re going to do with it. Perhaps just hang out there. Perhaps it can be the launching pad for something more formal growing out of the miniconf.