[sf-lug] Invitation to participate in Mission District Tech Connect event

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 15:22:08 PDT 2008


This is an invitation from Kari Gray, an accomplished outreach worker,
regarding a very large tech demo event here in San Francisco.  I would like
to recommend that you set aside the day, April 26, to come down to speak
with the hundreds of Windows newbies who will be coming to this event.  We
will be needing volunteers to sign up for this event.  It would also be
great if we could get a sign up list on the SF-LUG site.  I can put such a
sign up list on the Digital Tipping Point site, but since SF-LUG is
mentioned in the promotional material, it would probably make much more
sense for SF-LUG to be mentioned there.

This will be a great opportunity to demo Free Software for the hundreds of
newbies and non-profits which attend.  Thanks.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kari Gray <kari.gray at sfconnect.org>
Date: Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 3:12 PM
Subject: Invitation to participate in Mission District Tech Connect event
To: Alfredo Pedroza <Alfredo.Pedroza at sfgov.org>, Emy Tseng <
emy.tseng at sfgov.org>, Rebecca Mayer <rebecca.mayer at sfconnect.org>


You are invited to participate in a free Tech Connect Technology Resource

April 26, 2008
Mission District Tech Connect Resource Fair
Noon- 4pm
Mission Recreation Center
2450 Harrison Street

Access to information technology is increasingly necessary to obtain
employment, education opportunities, health information and city

This free public event is for an estimated 200 families, low-income
and limited English-speaking Mission District residents. The event
will be bilingual, with Spanish language workshops and demonstrations
of Spanish-language online resources.

Certified Caminos Pathways technicians and SF Connect volunteers will
offer computer problem diagnosis and repair of simple problems. SF
Connect volunteers and partners (that's you) will also offer
installation of free open source software and FREE technology
workshops and information in Spanish and English.

You are invited to participate by providing a workshop or
desmonstrating your online resources. Please complete the attached
form as soon as possible and return to Kari Gray,
kari.gray at sfconnect.org, fax (415) 358-8112 to guarantee a space in
the program. Additional details will be provided after receipt of

Please complete the form even if you have already told me that you
will participate. This will help keep my records accurate.

I will also send you a flyer and promotional information for your
organization to distribute.

Presented by SF Connect, the City and County of San Francisco and the
Mission District Community.

Partners include: Arriba Juntos; Caminos Pathways; Department of
Telecommunications and Information Services; Good Samaritan; Hamilton
Family Center; Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services; Mission
Language and Vocational Services (MLVS); Mission Housing Development
Corporation; Mission Neighborhood Centers; One Economy Corporation
(Digital Connectors Program); SF Connect; SF Linux Users Group; SF
Recreation & Parks; and Walden House, Inc.

Project Tech Connect is a program of SF Connect. Project Tech Connect
engages individual volunteers along with the public, private and
non-profit sectors to bridge San Francisco's digital divide and
increase technology access for all City residents.

For more information, contact Kari Gray, kari.gray at sfconnect.org or
(415) 786-9935.


Kari Gray
415-786-9935 cel

Mission District Tech Connect Fair
Demonstration Application

Mission Recreation Center
2450 Harrison Street

Saturday, April 26, 2008
Set-up: 9am
Event: 12 noon to 4pm


Contact person

Mailing address

(days) / (evenings)



Name for signage and program:

Please give a brief description of your organization or company, what it
does, etc. and how you work with the Mission District or other economically
disadvantaged community.

Please choose

 I will demonstrate a website or online resource

Please describe your proposed hands-on activities, demonstrations and
interactive exhibit. (Use extra sheet if necessary)

 I will provide a workshop in English/ Spanish (please circle) on

     Internet Safety (this will run every hour during the day)
    Job Search resources
    Digital Music Making
    Digital Storytelling for families and youth
    Desktop Publishing for Church and Community Newsletters
Local resources for additional training
Other (please describe. Additional topics may be selected, space permitting)

Do you need SF Connect to provide a computer for your demonstration?

Will you need electricity? If you need electricity, you will need to provide
your own power cables and surge protectors.

Will you need Internet access at your table?

Do you have any other special needs?
Please describe:


Submitting this application
This application must be received no later than April 14, 2008 to guarantee
space. No applications will be accepted after April 24, 2008. Receipt of
application does not guarantee acceptance of application. Logistic details
will be provided after receipt of application.

Please email or fax completed application to:

Kari Gray, kehgray at gmail.com
FAX: 415-358-8112
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