Challenge: Technical Books Discounts for Technical Moms

My challenge to you:  What discounts can you offer for technical moms on Mother’s Day to tell the Women in Tech Story?

On Thursday I had a fantastic interaction on Twitter with Tim O’Reilly, co-author of the upcoming Twitter Book, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media.  Let me tell you my story …

I’m a developer, a technical evangelist, and the pregnant mommy of a toddler.  I started out the day writing a how-to article today and glanced at my email.  I saw a flood of Mother’s Day discount deals for any number of non-technical products. 


I’m pretty girly.  I love beauty products and yoga as much as the next gal, but I also love to read and learn new things.  Specifically, I like to learn new technical things.  I subscribe to any number of technical resources … none of which offered me any discounts targeted at mother’s day.  I thought it would be a great idea to support women interested in technology through a mother’s day discount.

So, I posted to my twitter account to ask the question on my mind:



What better way to tell women in tech story, then to offer discounts on technical books?  The Anita Borg Institute picked up on the idea and passed it along to Tim O’Reilly who responded in no time flat.


Thursday afternoon I found myself discussing the idea with the O’Reilly Website team to see what they can put together.

It’s short notice, with mother’s day 10 days away but the idea is out there even if it doesn’t come to fruition until next year.  Are you telling the women in tech story with your marketing?

Thanks to Tim O’Reilly who is a big supporter of women in tech personally and through O’Reilly media as witnessed by his touching Ada Lovelace Day Post about the many wonderful women in tech at O’Reilly and Make Magazine’s Ada Lovelace Day Post.

My challenge to you:  What discounts can you offer for technical moms on Mother’s Day to tell the Women in Tech Story? 

Is there a woman in your life looking to start a new career or play with a new technology?  Take advantage of this day to think outside the box for mother’s day on May 10!

My friend Christine had two admirers when we were in college.  For Valentine’s Day, one gave her roses and the other 256 M RAM.  Her comment:  "Roses die quickly but the second guy knows me well." 

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