[DC LoCo] Virginia Tech ACM seeking Ubuntu (or other FOSS) presenters

Kevin Cole kjcole at ubuntu.com
Wed Dec 3 19:57:43 GMT 2008

To paraphrase Alfred E. Neumann again, "What, me present?"  (or "What, me
develop?")  However, others here may be interested in taking a crack at this:

-------- Original Message --------
Subj: 	Virginia Tech ACM presentation interest
Date: 	Wed, 3 Dec 2008 11:47:31 -0500
From: 	John Edstrom <president at acm.vt.edu>
To: 	kjcole at ubuntu.com

Hello Kevin,

My name is John Edstrom and I am the President of the Association for
Computing Machinery chapter at Virginia Tech.  I got your email from the DC
LoCo team page.

The reason I am contacting you is because the ACM is interested in hearing
from Ubuntu developers about what it's like working in a FOSS project and
more specifically what it's like working on Ubuntu.  We have arranged talks
in the past with large companies like IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Sun
Microsystems.  We've also arranged for smaller companies and researchers to
present to our students.  Last year, we even helped arrange for RMS to come
to Tech.  We like to give students a diverse view of the software industry
and I think that hearing from a developer about what it's like to work on a
distribution as popular as Ubuntu would be greatly beneficial.

If you are a developer yourself, or know of developers in the area, any
help you could provide in connecting me with Ubuntu developers would be
helpful.  I don't know if there is a precedent for presenting at
Universities, but the ACM would work with you to help set this up.

Let me know what you think of the event and shoot me any questions.


John Edstrom
President, Association for Computing Machinery
president at acm.vt.edu

More information about the Ubuntu-us-dc mailing list