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Interview: Elizabeth Krumbach of LinuxChix

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As women become more involved with open source communities, it's important that their voices be heard. The dot is beginning a new series of interviews with women who contribute to F/OSS. Our first interviewee is Elizabeth Krumbach, who is the coordinator for the Philadelphia area LinuxChix chapter. Read on to find out how she became involved with computers, why she likes to buy equipment online, and her advice for women contemplating involved in open source communities.

Please introduce yourself.

EK: My name is Elizabeth Krumbach, I've been using Linux since 2002. Currently I use Debian and Ubuntu on my systems, but have a great deal of experience with Red Hat and Gentoo. I have worked with Debian-Women and Ubuntu-Women in an effort to recruit more women into the F/OSS community. I coordinate the Philadelphia area Chapter of LinuxChix, the Montgomery County Linux Users Group and am a regular attendee at the Philadelphia Area Linux Users Group. I also write for O'Reilly's Linux Blog.

When did you first become interested in technology or computers?

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