[sf-lug] quick report on saturday's Tech Fair
jim at well.com
Wed Jul 29 17:20:53 PDT 2009
i'm interested and would like to negotiate one or
two times a week that i could be down there to help
out and also pursue a linux study group.
currently i know a fellow with whom i've just
committed time to study LPI and Red Hat certification
paths. it might work that he and i meet at St. A's
and be available to provide support to those with
linux problems and include any of St. A's clients
interested in joining our effort.
any sf-luggers are welcome, as are all others.
On Wed, 2009-07-29 at 11:41 -0700, Lx Rudis wrote:
> jim s:
> > what kind of help do you need
> thanks for the reply!
> in my last email, i outlined several upcoming tasks that i could use help with:
> 1-inventorying the small 'fleet' of machines we keep in a basement closet there.
> 2-triage, upgrade and maintenance of the fleet.
> 3-establish one, possibly two dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows machines in their drop-in lab.
> 3a-assist in monitoring that test.
> 4-...this one is still vague, but we [linux enthusiasts] need to start _being there_ a couple of predictable times a month. courtesy of Christian's efforts, we've now got a fledgling Linux community down there. it's time to grow it.
> st. anthony's wants more linux presence down there, and currently they see SF-LUG as being that presence.
> this could be expressed in a variety of ways;
> currently it's a day of linux outreach during their quarterly 'tech fairs'. ryan, karl and kari want to see more of us. they've offered access to facilities down there, have _reminded me_ that they _want_ to test out dual-boot systems in the drop-in lab, and they enthusiastically support the idea of some sort of linux group meeting down there regularly.
> it's up to us how we proceed on this. if we wish we can expand SF-LUG's influence, exploit existing tools such as our own wiki or forum and announce a third monthly meeting to be held downtown at st. anthony's.
> this reminds me: some of the conversations i had with attendees were very provocative. one guy, upon being handed an Xubuntu disc _immediately_ asked about how one goes about getting 'linux certification', in other words it was a request for exactly the sort of 'red hat certification' group that jim was trying to kickstart here 2 years ago.
> i don't want to natter on about this, as i know there are much more important threads going on right now with the Sf-LUG list. on the other hand, i do want all members to know that we have a _big_ opportunity for both Linux and ourselves opening up downtown, and the door is being held open for us. all we need to do is share some of our [limited, scattered] time.
> jim s:
> > and whom do we
> > contact to get involved?
> right now, just me.
> lx_rudis at sbcglobal.net
> i hope to hear from some of you soon! this has been a really fun, rewarding volunteer effort for me. i'd love to see more of you directly involved.
> your humble mail admin,
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