[ubuntu-us-ma] Fwd: Volunteer Opportunity. Boston Tech Day

Martin Owens doctormo at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 16:24:32 GMT 2009

Dear Gabe,

I'm the contact for the Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community, would our
volunteers to welcome if they want to come to your Tech Day event?

Some of them might not want to help install windows, but we certainly
have a lot of expertise in hardware and FOSS programs and can certainly
provide any assistance in understanding or installing Ubuntu.

It would also be similar to the events we run each week at the South End
Tech Center on Tuesday evenings. Where people can come and get their
computers installed with Ubuntu and get training on how to use them.

Let me know if we can work together.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

On Thu, 2009-11-05 at 10:56 -0500, Ben Sheldon wrote:
> Dear Friend of openairboston.net,
> Are you interested in using your tech skills to make a difference in 
> our community? Open Air Boston has an exciting volunteer opportunity 
> that we think will interest you.
> On Saturday, November 21st, we will be hosting Boston Tech Day at the 
> John D. O'Bryant High School in Roxbury. During this event, 
> computer-savvy volunteers will offer free computer repair services and
> provide one-on-one computer training to low-income Boston residents. A
> lack of affordable computer repair services and a lack of knowledge
> about how to make use of relevant programs and Internet services are
> two of the most significant barriers to technology use for low-income 
> families.
> We are looking for:
> • Volunteers who are experienced with PC maintenance and repair and 
> feel comfortable working on other people's computers. We will supply 
> tools and software, but please feel free to bring your own.
> • Volunteers who feel comfortable working one-on-one with families 
> with little or no computer experience and can demonstrate technologies
> such as email and web browsing and useful websites such as as Google
> and Google Maps.
> • Volunteers who can help with the logistics of the event - signing 
> people in, offering directions, etc. It would be particularly helpful 
> if you speak a second language.
> Boston Tech Day will take place from 10-2:30 on Saturday, November 
> 21st at the John D. O'Bryant High School in Roxbury. Volunteers should
> arrive at 9am for orientation. The school is located at: 55 Malcolm X.
> Boulevard, Building #3, Roxbury, MA 02120. We will provide coffee and
> lunch. The school is accessible from the T and parking will be
> available.
> To sign up, please respond to this email with your name, email
> address, telephone number, whether you want to volunteer for training 
> or repair work, and a very brief statement about your relevant 
> experience.
> Also, please feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who 
> might be interested.

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