[ubuntu-uk] Possible Training Events

Bruno Girin brunogirin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 20:56:35 GMT 2010

On Thu, 2010-01-21 at 17:22 +0000, Rob Beard wrote:


> Something else which might be worth mentioning, a friend of mine in our local LUG came up with an idea of doing a complete training course, for a small fee to cover room hire we were looking at providing a free PC running Ubuntu.  We'd take the trainees through installing Ubuntu, using it (general use and administration) and then at the end of the course they could take the PC home and keep it.
> Granted this did require a donation of PCs, in this case my friend had been given a number of P3 and P4 PCs but it turned out that the catch was he wasn't alowed to give them away to anyone in the UK due to a potential comeback on the organisation who supplied the PCs.
> Still with all the new rules on electronics disposal, and the positive press, maybe some of us may be able to get donations of old PCs from businesses as they upgrade.  Just a thought.

This sounds like what Free Geeks in the US do: http://www.freegeek.org/

And apparently the Blackpool LUG and computer club do something similar:

Maybe it'd be worth asking those guys for advice to know what works and
what doesn't?


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