[ubuntu-uk] Digital Freedom in Education & Youth - North West :: August Meeting

Tim Dobson personalwebsite at army.com
Tue Jul 29 20:09:39 BST 2008

DFEY-NW[1] (Digital Freedom in Education & Youth - North West), the 
North West of England's first group focusing on young people and issues 
of freedom in the digital world is looking forward to it's first meeting 
EVER in August.

| What  is  DFEY-NW |

DFEY-NW is a group formed in response from a growing need in the 
Northwest of England for a Group to encourage and promote young people's 
involvement with the free software community by creating a social space 
to make it more comfortable for young people to get involved with GLUGs 
and FSUGs.

| Meeting |

To get things started, it has been suggested that the first meeting 
should be used to work out:
1) what projects[2] we wish to undertake
2) what we can do to get more free software into education
3) what we should do in future meetings

It has been suggested that we should work closely with local GLUGs and 
FSUGs and similar groups, to help young people be given the help and 
respect needed to encourage them into the community.

| When |

To find out what the best date is for those interested to meet, a poll 
has been created:


Please fill it in and indicate which dates are best for you.

| Where |

What do you think? Where is convenient for you? What do you suggest?

My suggestion would be somewhere in Manchester, but I would be very 
interested about suggestions of venues from other locations.

Venues in Manchester:

I'm happy to contact the MDDA[3] who have been very welcoming to 
Manchester Free Software Group in the past, though they like people to 
book sooner rather than later.

Many of the other popular venues (such as Fab Cafe, Rain Bar, The 
Britons Protection, the Water House) are pubs/bars which some people may 
feel uncomfortable or have problems being in, though the Corner House 
may be an option which is not likely to cause problems.

Anyone have any better ideas? Feedback is crucial here. :)

| Contact |

We have a Mailing list:
and a forum interface:

We also are on IRC at
   #dfey on irc.freenode.net
There is also a web interface if you haven't mastered IRC yet:


Looking forward to your suggestions,

Tim Dobson
   DFEY-NW Co-Organiser


[1] http://dfey.freedomdreams.co.uk
[2] http://dfey.freedomdreams.co.uk/wiki/Talk:Main_Page
[3] http://www.manchesterdda.com

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