[sf-lug] Volunteer InstallFest (Dec 15th)

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Fri Nov 23 12:21:02 PST 2007

Tom Haddon wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Below are the details of the Install Fest for anyone interested in
> participating. I've also attached a first draft of an "Intake Sheet"
> which would outline what hardware is being processed, and then look at
> what distro to install based on hardware specs (Rick's recent comments
> about stripping down standard distros notwithstanding).
> We're looking for about 4-5 people to help out. Any level of experience
> is welcome, but it would be ideal if you have a good familiarity with
> installing Linux (!) so you can help out with the installations. Nothing
> fancy, just peforming a base install.
> I won't actually be available on the day, unfortunately, so if any is
> able to step up and help out with some of the organising (burning CDs,
> etc.) that would be great. Or, I can burn CDs and someone can pick them
> up from me.
> Please let me know if you have any questions.
> Thanks, Tom
> ----------------------------
> St. Anthony Foundation serves low income and homeless individuals in the
> Tenderloin. They offer several classes, including A+ certification and
> partner with another lab in the area called SF Network Ministries that
> offers open computer access several days a week. Their students ask for
> operating systems and/or Office software to install on their computers,
> many of which are found on the sidewalk. So St. Anthony Foundation and
> SF Network Ministries asked SF Connect to help organize an "Open Source"
> installation faire which is scheduled for Saturday, December 15. They’re
> in the very beginning stages of planning this, so it would be great to
> have a few technical people involved in the planning as well. 
> Please respond to kami at techsoup.org if you are interested in helping
> with the planning process, a conference call will be scheduled later
> this week.
> If you are interested in volunteering on the day of the event, please
> sign-up through the SF Connect website: 
> http://www.sfconnect.org/projects/viewProject.php?_mode=occurrenceView&_action=load&ixActivity=193&_clearFlag=specialevent&_clearFlag=course&ixAffiliateRegion=&sZipcode=&bAvailable=&dtBegin=&dtEnd=
> Thanks!
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Hi Tom,

I most probably will not be able to attend. I will be in the thick of 
exams and grading. I do have a box full of Ubuntu 7.04 CDs (60+) left 
over from a recent conference. Canonical was kind enough to ship these 
to me a few weeks ago. These are the "official" Feisty CDs complete with 
printed CD jackets. I realize that Gutsy is out, but Feisty was pretty 
good as a starter distro. I will happily give these to the Installfest 
cause if you guys can use them.

We can arrange for meeting up some place and I'll hand the CDs over to 
you or someone else from SF-LUG.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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