[sf-lug] support for a high school student
jim at well.com
Sun Dec 13 09:13:26 PST 2009
there's a possibility that a regular report on
the developments of your projects would at some
point trigger a greater level of interest and
(hopefully) motivation on the part of readers to
seems to me regularity in itself will help,
maybe a weekly summary of accomplishments along
with a boilerplate plea for help along with a
description of tasks and possible times to help.
consider mentioning the regular wednesday
evening (6 to 8 or so) linux discussion meeting
at noisebridge (2169 mission near 18th street),
which was begun with your needs in mind.
so far there have been a few people coming,
some with laptops that they tear open and try
to fix, others with lots of expertise and a
willingness to help out.
i'm hopeful that over the next few months
this wednesday evening meeting will develop
into something interesting and lively.
On Sat, 2009-12-12 at 19:21 -0800, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 6:27 PM, Michael Shiloh
> How about a start-up that provides a FOSS solution
> which employs local Linux community members to teach
> and support, eliminates the burden teachers face in
> managing technology and does it for 1/3 the cost?
> This sounds like a great idea. I'm surprised no one has tried
> this yet. Christian? If anyone has tried this I expect you
> would hear about it.
> To what extent is this already fulfilled by volunteer groups?
> Partimus is trying to do this very thing -- fundraise and pay people
> to do what it is that we (Partimus) have been doing since 2004 --
> deploy Linux systems in schools.
> We are now up to four schools, three of which we have been active in
> establishing, one of which we are just loosely supporting (Ascend
> school in Oakland).
> The problem is money. Linux has not yet achieved widespread brand
> recognition, and so there is little _perceived_ in Linux systems until
> those systems are demonstrated. The problem also is the lack of a
> paid, dedicated salesforce to push Linux to schools and other
> But now, we have Linux systems in three schools in San Francisco, and
> one in Oakland. We are always in need of volunteers. In particular,
> we now need someone to help build a back-up server for the school at
> Turk & Pierce; and we also need someone to fix some fairly nasty
> printer problems at that same school.
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