[sf-lug] Ubuntu training courseware (fwd)
gabriel.fishman at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 16:17:39 PST 2008
I spoke with Karl Robillard at St. Anthony's Foundation today and he
suggested organizing a conference call between himself, you, some of
the Boston guys and whomever else you think might be helpful. We are
talking about hosting our first event in March at Ben Franklin
Institute of Technology, a vocational college in the South End of
Boston and we have a number of questions about your experiences with
the marketing and logistics of your event.
Perhaps you and Karl can propose a time for a call?
Thank you for your help,
WiFi Project Manager,
Castle Square Tenants Organization, Inc.
P: 617 357-8548
F: 617 357-8505
C: 617 833-1941
On Jan 16, 2008, at 6:53 PM, Kari Gray wrote:
> Thanks for thinking of us. I would be pleased (thrilled, even) to
> help you organize an event in the Boston area. I have lots of
> advice, sample documents and processes to share.
> I organize events for Project Tech Connect and use the SF Connect
> volunteer management system to recruit and manage volunteers. www.sfconnect.org
> Please let me know how I can help.
> On Jan 16, 2008 3:26 PM, Christian Einfeldt < einfeldt at gmail.com>
> Kristian, thanks for the intro.
> Stephan, I would be glad to help in any way that I can. I was
> mostly just a gopher in this St. Anthony's thing. The real work was
> done by a wide variety of people, including Kami Griffiths of Tech
> Soup; Karl Robillard of the St. Anthony Foundation; and Kari Gray of
> the City and County of San Francisco's tech connect program. I am
> happy to ask them for permission to give you their email addresses.
> You could, of course, also Google their organizations and contact
> them that way.
> I am glad to help you in whatever limited way that I can. I do have
> a great deal of passion for the value that Free Open Source Software
> brings to individuals and organizations across the income spectrum,
> which is why I have traveled to 6 nations and 3 continents filming
> people involved in Free Open Source Software projects. We currently
> have 57 hours of raw forkable footage loaded here onto the Internet
> Archive's Digital Tipping Point Video Collection. This video will
> need to be re-rendered for most applications other than casual
> watching, as it is our "source code".
> Our keyword search index page is located below. It is the place to
> go to find specific persons or themes for our footage. It is where
> people's names will appear if you are interviewed for the film:
> Thanks again for the intro, Kristian!
> Christian Einfeldt,
> Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
> On Jan 16, 2008 12:40 AM, Kristian Erik Hermansen <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
> > wrote:
> Hi Stephan,
> Ah yes, it's me in that video from the St. Anthony's Tech Help day.
> It was a very successful event organized by a bunch of folks in the
> San Francisco bay area. Our goal was to give help to
> financially-challenged individuals living in the Tenderloin. I think
> it would be a great idea to replicate the event. I am CC'ing
> Christian Einfeldt who is filming a documentary on the Open Source
> Movement entitled "Digital Tipping Point" and filmed a bit that day.
> He is a great contact if you would like to set up a similar event in
> Boston. I am currently in California and recently returned from a
> trip to Boston. I will likely be back for some conferences in the
> coming months though :-)
> On Jan 15, 2008 8:32 PM, Stephen Ronan <sronan at panix.com> wrote:
> > Hi Kristian,
> > I forwarded your message below to some folks today who I thought
> > might be interested, including the two chaps cc:d above. As it
> > happened, one of them, Gabriel, had recently alerted some of us
> > same folks about this video: http://www.news.com/1606-2-6223419.html
> > We found the project depicted in that video inspiring and had a
> > small initial meeting today to discuss possibly trying to
> > replicate it in Boston. Looking again at the video just now,
> > I see what I presume to be you at about 1:53. Are you by any
> > chance in Massachusetts these days?
> > - Stephen
> > >
> > > fyi below -s
> > >
> > > ------------------------------
> > >
> > > Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 22:28:00 -0800
> > > From: "Kristian Erik Hermansen" <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com>
> > > Subject: Free Ubuntu Training Courseware
> > > To: "Linux Users Group" <umasslug at ecs.umass.edu>, L-blu
> > > < discuss at blu.org>, "Ubuntu MA" < ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-training-support/2007-December/000077.html
> > >
> > > <snip> In the latest Ubuntu weekly newsletter the Ubuntu folks
> announced the
> > > release of the Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Course. The modular course
> should take two
> > > days to complete all 10 of the lessons offered, but it is
> possible to cover
> > > topics and lessons independently of each other, learning
> whatever is of
> > > interest.
> > >
> > > Coming in two versions, both downloadable as PDFs, there is a
> student guide
> > > and an instructor guide. The instructor guide comes with
> instructor notes and
> > > answers to the exercise questions together while the student
> guide has no
> > > instructor notes and the answers are provided separately.
> > >
> > > The ten sections of the course include: introducing Ubuntu;
> exploring the
> > > Ubuntu desktop; using the Internet; using OpenOffice
> applications; Ubuntu and
> > > games; customising the desktop and applications; making the most
> of images
> > > and photos; playing music and videos; ubuntu help and support; and
> > > partitioning and booting.
> > >
> > > Announcing the release of the course, Billy Cina, Canonical
> > > programmes manager, wrote "This is just the beginning of the
> project which we
> > > hope will live and evolve with each new Ubuntu release. Yours to
> > > enhance and branch off to your heart's content!"
> > >
> > > The course falls under a Creative Commons licence and people are
> > > welcome to modify and create additional content. For more
> details go
> > > to the announcement here.
> > > </snip>
> > > --
> > > Kristian Erik Hermansen
> > > "Know something about everything and everything about something."
> > >
> Kristian Erik Hermansen
> "Know something about everything and everything about something."
> Kari Gray
> 415-786-9935 cel <Event Planning Worksheet.doc>
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