Difference between pages "Queer BoF" and "BlueHackers BoF"

From LCA2016 Delegate wiki
(Difference between pages)
Jump to: navigation, search
(Merge Dan's conflicting changes)
 
(Who)
 
Line 1: Line 1:
== Queer BoF ==
+
[[File:bluehackers-logo.jpg|thumb|Alt=BlueHackers logo|The familiar BlueHackers logo]]
This BoF is for any folk who identify as Queer, LGBT, polyamorous/non-monogamous etc., or any allies or friendly, interested people. Let's catch up for lunch somewhere. I ([https://www.twitter.com/mattcen @mattcen]) haven't got a venue in mind yet, but figure setting a meeting time is a good start!
+
By popular request! The now traditional BlueHackers BoF.
  
If you feel comfortable doing so, please drop your name and perhaps a way to contact you down below so I know vaguely how many to expect.
 
  
Last year in Auckland this BoF was a purely social gathering, and this worked well, so I intend to run it in a similar fashion this time.  Considering our beachfront location, this will include a mix of self-catered beach lunches (Bring sunscreen! Weather-dependent.) and nearby cafe visits, and if interest is there, some evening bar/restaurant visits.  For those that didn't attend last year, this is a great way to make friends - around 30 people attended last year. I'm still in touch with several of the people I met on this BoF over the last few years, so I would highly recommend coming along.
+
== What ==
  
'''Volunteer requested:''' I'm hoping a local (or at least someone with prior visits to the area) can assist us in selecting suitable nearby cafes/bars that we could take the group.
+
[http://bluehackers.org BlueHackers] started late 2008... for anyone dealing (directly or indirectly) with depression, anxiety, bipolar, and related matters.
  
=== Scheduled Events ===
+
You may have seen a little blue BlueHackers sticker on a laptop, which quietly shows your support... it tells people they're not alone. It's simple, and it really makes a difference.
* Monday Lunchtime - first meet and lunch. 12.20pm - Location TBA.
+
  
== Attendees ==
+
During the year, useful information and articles get posted on the [http://bluehackers.org BlueHackers.org] website.
  
* Matthew Cengia ([https://www.twitter.com/mattcen @mattcen])
+
And at conferences, we often have a BoF. Some people may wish to hop up to the front and tell something, just for a few minutes. Others may just want to sit in the back and listen.
* [[User:Dhawke@oss.co.nz|Dan Hawke]]
+
We're not professionals. We're just fellow human beings.
 +
This is not therapy or anything like that. But it helps.
  
=== Safe Space ===
 
Although I have never known of any issues in previous years, prevention is always better than cure.  We welcome people whether or not they identify with the "Queer" tagline, including our straight allies.  Please remember, you may encounter people in minority groups that you do not identify with, so be polite, and treat everybody with respect.  I will identify myself to the group at the beginning of each meet, and you are at any time welcome to speak to me if you are feeling uncomfortable, or if there is anything happening that you do not believe is keeping with the idea of a Safe Space.  Feel free to ask me to step outside or send me an SMS if you do not wish to bring something up in front of the group.
 
  
Also keep in mind that not everybody in the group may wish for their identification to be published widely, so please ask permission before taking photos, tagging people on social media, or including names in articles or blog posts.
+
== When ==
  
=== More Information ===
+
Wednesday afternoon in the tea break (3pm-3:40pm)
Queer is a reclaimed word used as an umbrella term to describe our rainbow family identities that includes Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Takatapui, Fa’afafine, Fakaleiti, Pansexual, Asexual and Gender Queer.
+
 
 +
== Where ==
 +
 
 +
For simplicity (and proximity to the tea & munchies) I suggest the key lecture theatre.
 +
Keep an eye on the [[Birds_of_a_Feather_sessions_(BoFs)|main BoF page]] for the allocated room location.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
== Who ==
 +
 
 +
* Arjen Lentz - catch him around the conference
 +
* you!
 +
* George Patterson
 +
* Thomas Sprinkmeier
 +
* others - you don't '''have''' to sign up here to come along, but it's an option.

Latest revision as of 13:13, 3 February 2016

The familiar BlueHackers logo

By popular request! The now traditional BlueHackers BoF.


What

BlueHackers started late 2008... for anyone dealing (directly or indirectly) with depression, anxiety, bipolar, and related matters.

You may have seen a little blue BlueHackers sticker on a laptop, which quietly shows your support... it tells people they're not alone. It's simple, and it really makes a difference.

During the year, useful information and articles get posted on the BlueHackers.org website.

And at conferences, we often have a BoF. Some people may wish to hop up to the front and tell something, just for a few minutes. Others may just want to sit in the back and listen. We're not professionals. We're just fellow human beings. This is not therapy or anything like that. But it helps.


When

Wednesday afternoon in the tea break (3pm-3:40pm)

Where

For simplicity (and proximity to the tea & munchies) I suggest the key lecture theatre. Keep an eye on the main BoF page for the allocated room location.


Who

  • Arjen Lentz - catch him around the conference
  • you!
  • George Patterson
  • Thomas Sprinkmeier
  • others - you don't have to sign up here to come along, but it's an option.