[Ubuntu Chicago] Important Information and Plans!
patlgreen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 15:04:48 GMT 2007
Yes. 25th of November. The school is one mile away from the Mount Prospect
train station so if there are any City commuters, I will arrange for
students to pick you up at the train station and escort you to the station
Since I am the new guy I will defer to Eddie on this project. But the
really cool part is about this, you are not hitting tech savvy students.
This is a small college that has no IT major. The only majors you can take
there are pastoral studies (seminary if you will), education, and music.
This is why I feel this is significant and worth documenting. A school and
student body of a non technical nature adopting Linux? What does this say
about the state of readiness for Linux? And in this community effort, what
does that say about the quality and character of the Chicago Ubuntu Loco?
On Nov 10, 2007 8:49 AM, Chad Sutton <chadarius at gmail.com> wrote:
> Eddie Martinez wrote:
> Hey guys, long time no see. Have you found the Google machine on the
> Internet yet? Awesome if you have. If not, let me know, and I'll point the
> way. Now to some serious business.
> Patrick Green launched a project to backup and migrate a server at
> Christian Life College in Mount Prospect, Illinois as well as promote free
> software in general. Basically they are a small college that has gobbled up
> our free software ethic because they realize how powerful and generally
> superior the technology is. Jim and Richard went by last Tuesday and helped
> students out, which means that 10% of the student population is already
> running Ubuntu, at last count. Also, Robert Stolorz from Fera Tech, Inc.
> came by and offered technology at a great price to the students. Yay! No
> doubt the number of users has already changed, and gone up. In exchange for
> our help, we are going to get access to their largest classrooms, and
> computer lab for meetings. We will be able to meet there whenever we want,
> and expand our base of operations.
> At the moment, the next projected meet date for this project, and to
> promote our Loco via this channel is Sunday the 25th of September. If
> anything changes, the mailing list will know.
> Our next general, 'official' meeting is Dec. 1st at the Institute of
> Design with the Chicago GNU/Linux Users Group meeting. 6th floor, 1pm-3pm.
> Also, take a moment to look through our website. This is an index of every
> There is always space for more presentations, so if there are any
> suggestions/requests, please speak up.
> Richard and I will be bringing up a possible new project this Sunday at
> the Ubuntu US Teams meeting. The general idea is for the Loco to lead a
> Ubuntu-Midwest regional team dedicated to help spread Ubuntu in the region,
> specifically so that the other teams/possible teams in the area will have
> mentors, role models, friends to rely on, etc. Richard is an official US
> Teams mentor which means he is qualified to do this job, however one may
> define mentoring a Loco.
> In that vein, the Ubuntu-Illinois Team is still not ready to apply for
> official team membership to the Community Council. I have proposed that the
> Chicago Team help the Illinois Team in any way possible. Micheal
> (manchicken) is having a Ubunterro (child of an Ubuntu fan, afaik) around in
> early Jan. and should not be expected to lead the team alone. In fact,
> that's not even the definition of a team. One event currently planned is a
> CodeSprint on Feb. 9th, 2008 in the Urbana-Champaign area. We need as much
> help as possible with this event. However, we did make it into the Ubuntu
> Weekly News. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue64
> Hopefully, that will be the start of publicity for a great event.
> These are all the points I can think of at the moment. Please respond back
> with questions, comments, concerns, ideas, links to XKCD comics, etc. I hope
> to see all of you in the IRC chan. or in real life sometime soon.
> This has been an Eddie Martinez production.
> <Please exit in an orderly fashion>
> That's the 25th of *November* not September right? I am planning to be
> there. This is a really cool thing you guys have started!
> Chad Suttoncsutton at chadarius.comhttp://chadarius.comhttp://stephandchadsutton.com
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