[ubuntu-za] Linux Introduction for Kids: Volunteers?

David Robert Lewis (ethnopunk) ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Tue Feb 23 18:25:41 GMT 2010

Marco Gallotta wrote:
> Hey all
> We are looking for someone to give a Linux demo this Friday at 14:30
> at UCT to about 50 young kids. Read below for details.
> We are giving a Python course to grade 7-10 learners at UCT this
> weekend. We also offered an optional introduction to Linux for those
> who are able to arrive early. We are now receiving far more interest
> in this introduction than we had anticipated: 13 of 18 are attending
> so far (invitations were sent late last night), and we expect 75 to
> respond before the weekend which puts us at an expected number of 54
> attending the Linux intro.
> Is there anyone that is experienced at giving Linux demos out there
> that is able to give this intro? We were going to run it ourselves,
> but this large number screams "we must do it properly!" The 75 have
> been screened from a group of 200 applicants who were mostly very
> eager to attend, so this group has high potential. They are also
> spread across very many schools.
> The intro has been scheduled at 14:30-15:45 in The Shuttleworth Lab at
> UCT. Please let me know if you would be interested in assisting us.
> This is a great opportunity to spread the word.
> Marco

Hi Marco,

I might be available on Friday. The kids are welcome to look at my Dell 
Inspiron laptop. It's got the cube up and running and I guess I could 
say a few words.



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