[ubuntu-us-in] Ubuntu Indiana gathering?

Simón Ruiz simon.a.ruiz at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 19:31:51 GMT 2010

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 1:55 PM,  <mokurai at earthtreasury.org> wrote:
> IRC channel

We have an IRC channel, #ubuntu-us-in on irc.freenode.net, and we even
set up a monthly meeting schedule.

While I was very good at attending said meetings when we first got
started, I have not attended in several months so I can't give current
information on that.

> Installfest. Bloomington, IUPUI, IUPUC (Columbus) are the most convenient
> for me.

I myself am up in Fort Wayne, but might make an event in Indy, maybe
even Bloomington if it was on a Saturday.

I suppose in the past I've thought of InstallFests as the
"jurisdiction", so to speak, of LUGs, so I haven't pushed that idea on
here. Does the idea appeal to others?

> Edubuntu fest. Invite parents, children, teachers, others

What sorts of things do you see happening at this sort of event?
Installations? Presentations?

> I also work  with One Laptop Per Child and Sugar Labs on education
> software and e-learning materials. I'm available for demos and talks.
> Netbook computers cost less than printed textbooks, and Indiana allows
> school corporations to buy computers from the textbook budget. There are
> numerous projects to produce electronic textbook replacements under
> Creative Commons or GPL licenses.

Indeed, I've heard of such efforts and wish them all the best. As a
teacher myself, I would appreciate a coherent body of CC-licensed
resources to use in the classroom.

>> Simón
> I'll see about getting this Webmail system to handle character sets
> correctly. Unicode, anyone? Linux has just added the last of the modern
> writing systems, Mongolian. OLPC XOs don't work in Mongolia when it gets
> to 30 below, so we have to tell the kiddies to go inside. ^_^

*lol* Wow, yeah, my *fingers* don't work when they get to 30 below, so
nobody has to tell me twice to get inside.

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