Call for papers – FLOSSIE 2012 (Software Libre/FOSS), London, UK – deadline 12 March 2012

[Edit – see the 2013 call for papers for FLOSSIE 2013]

CfP: FLOSSIE 2012, 25/26 May at QMUL, East London, UK


Flossie 2012 is a free, two-day event for women who work with, or are interested in, Software Libre/FOSS in Open Data, Knowledge Digital Arts and Education.

Flossie is an independent network of women practitioners that has its roots in social change movements as well as arts, technology and academia. Whether you code, tinker or want to explore alternatives to ‘big-tech’ corporations, all women are welcome.

The first day will mix micro-talks with birds of a feather sessions about the work we do. On the second day there will be more structured workshops and discussions for both experienced practitioners and women new to FLOSS to make contact and skillshare.

We invite proposals for talks, workshops and Birds of a Feather sessions

* Deadline for proposals, Monday 12 March 2012
* Submit proposal here:
* The organising committee will send notifications regarding session
proposals no later than 26 March 2012

*Who is this event for?*
• Women users and developers of FLOSS in digital arts, free culture, open data, open knowledge, social change movements and non-profits
• Researchers, students and writers
• Women entrepreneurs and social innovators using FLOSS

• Sharing our current experiences and achievements
• Building cross-disciplinary and cross-community networks
• Improving visibility of women in FLOSS as well as technology in general and reaching out to new women

*Further Information*
If you have any questions regarding this event please email

The conference will be on Friday 25 May and Saturday 26 May 2012 Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS
The nearest tube stations are Stepney Green and Mile End

*Call for participation*

Register here:
Submit proposal here:

Flossie 2012, 25/26 March for digital artists, educators, entrepreneurs and nonprofits using FLOSS – CfP: