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The Eclectic Tech Carnival 2006: “The Learning Bazaar” 4-8 September

July 25, 2006

The Eclectic Tech Carnival 2006: “The Learning Bazaar” days and nights of learning, sharing, creating and experimenting with computer technology – by women, for women.

DATES: Monday 4th – Friday 8th September
PLACE: Youth House , str.Aries nr. 19, Timisoara
COST: sliding fee scale in ecorates – see the web site for details
REGISTRATION: until 20 August
THEME: The Learning Bazaar
LANGUAGE: English, with Romanian translations

The Eclectic Tech Carnival (/etc) is an annual nomadic event organised by an international collective of women into free technology and free culture. Workshops, seminars and cultural and social activities and held in a friendly women-only space.

What’s it about?
– women learning with women
– using and understanding FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software)
– DIY culture and knowledge sharing
– gender and technology
– creating and distributing our own content in our own cultural space

What will be happening?
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: take it apart and put it back together again
– Linux: learn the basics 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, Java, Ruby, etc
– computers as creative tools: UpStage, Keyworx, streaming audio and video
– lecture on Creative Commons
– hands-on woodwork workshop
– “Creative Cocktail Bar”

Public Presentations – everyone invited:
Tuesday 5th, 18.00 – 20.00: ‘Open Discussion’
Friday 8th, from 18.00: ‘Closing Carnival’

More information and programme:

for romanian also :

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

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