hi <br><br>I am interested in starting a Western Addition outreach section on the Digital Tipping Point wiki. You know the old saying, think globally and act locally. Well, we do have several nice projects that our SF-LUG community is working on: the HVCC and the public middle school project. So I thought that it might be nice to have a central clearing house for info for the gurus in our group to communicate with our newbies. Two ideas that jumped to mind are a wiki and an IRC channel on Freenode.
<br><br>Here at the school, our team has been installing PClinuxOS, which comes with a really nice implementation of xchat. Xchat is not exactly newbie-friendly, but PClinuxOS (pclos) does a really good job of automatically launching xchat windows that connect to pclos community chat and pclos support pages. I thought that maybe we could do the same thing, and maybe we could make the support page a default page in Firefox for the PCs that we give out.
<br><br>This immediately past Saturday, we had a very large convention of teachers for social justice at the school. I did get contacts with lots of teachers as a result. I also met with two Members of the Board of Education, as well as the owners of Marcus books on Fillmore, which is a book store for African America writers. The book store owners were interested in getting at least one FOSS computer. I would like to pursue all of these relationships further, and I wanted to keep this list informed, so that other people can jump on as they see fit.
<br><br>I am not going to start a Western Addition out-reach page on the DTP wiki until after tonight's SF-LUG meeting, because we have so many able sys admins on this list, I wanted to check in with you all first.<br>
<br>A lot of these newbies seemed genuinely interested in learning more about FOSS. This might be an excellent opportunity to grow our local LUGs.<br><br>see ya.<br>