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The Eclectic Tech Carnival 2006:

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The Learning Bazaar

The Eclectic Tech Carnival 2006: The Learning Bazaar :: Five days and nights of collaborative learning, sharing, installing and experimenting with computer technology - by women, for women :: DATES: Monday 4th - Friday 8th September :: MAIN PLACE: Galeria H.Arta, Strada Iuliu Maniu nr.3, et.2, Timisoara, Romania :: COST: sliding fee scale in ecorates - see the web site for details :: REGISTRATION :: LANGUAGE: English, with Romanian translations :: CONTACT: info[at]eclectictechcarnival.org

The Eclectic Tech Carnival (/etc) is an annual nomadic event organised by an international collective of women into free technology and free culture. It's about - women learning with women - using and understanding FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) - DIY culture and collaborative information sharing - gender and technology - creating and distributing our own content.

The /etc features a programme of computer workshops during the day and cultural activities in the evening. The full programme will be on the web site closer to the time of the festival and will include the following:

- computer hardware course: take it apart, name it, and put it back together again
- Linux: learn the basics, install or share and extend your skills
- FLOSS: what is it and how you can use it?
- HTML: hand-coding web pages
- other scripting languages: Perl, Python, CSS etc
- computers as creative tools for communication: UpStage, audio and video streaming
- lecture on Creative Commons
& other random analogue elements of creativity that sizzle during the event

Public Presentations - everyone invited: Tuesday 5th, 18.00 - 20.00: 'Open Discussion' :: Friday 8th, from 18.00: 'Closing Carnival'

Presented by the WAITS Foundation in collaboration with D Media and H.Arta.

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