[Ubuntu Chicago] Important Information and Plans!

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 16:21:46 GMT 2007

Hi Everybody,

I feel bad, but I don't think I'll be able to make it on the 25th.  I'm
planning to visit mah fambly in TN.  I will have to connect with everyone on
December 1st.


On 11/9/07, Patrick Green <patlgreen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 when done.
> 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.
> > chiglug.org
> >
> > Also, take a moment to look through our website. This is an index of
> > every page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/?action=fullsearch&context=180&value=chicago&titlesearch=Titles
> >
> >
> > 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!
> >
> > --
> > Later,
> > Chad Suttoncsutton at chadarius.comhttp://chadarius.comhttp://stephandchadsutton.com
> >
> >
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