[Smaug] Linux installfests in Santa Cruz
phig at phig.org
Tue Apr 5 10:04:47 PDT 2005
* Thomas Belote (tbelote at macadmin.org) on [03-29-05 13:40] bespoke:
> On Mon, 2005-03-28 at 11:47 -0800, Karsten Wade wrote:
> > Would you be interested in collaborating on an installfest? Our main
> > resource/contribution is open source experts with lots of installfest
> > experience. I thought you might have both a location and a pool of
> > people who would like to use free and open software on their
> > computers.
> Yes, I live in San Jose now, but would be interested in doing an
> InstallFest once every 3 months. In the future we can advertise in the
> FreeSkool class calendar that will be distributed every quarter from now
Great. When the next calendar is being planned, can you contact us
back with some suggested dates for an Installfest?
> The Free and Open Source software class I'm doing at FreeSkool Santa
> Cruz this quarter will basically include an InstallFest the second class
> meeting. People may either bring their own computer or use one provided
> for them (probably something like a desktop Pentium 3 500Mhz-1Ghz...)
> that they can take home with a donation to Barrios Unidos.
> I can ask if Barrios Unidos (which is on Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz) is
> up for having regular install fests.
Sure. If they aren't now, perhaps they will be after we have a
succesful first one.
> > Personally, I'd like to hang flyers in my neighborhood (I live on
> > Riverside Ave. between Broadway and Barson) in Spanish and English,
> > and the same for Louden Nelson Community Center and the Resource
> > Center for Nonviolence. I think the biggest challenge will be getting
> > people to show up.
> Having a flyer just for the install fest would be a good idea to so it
> won't have to compete with all the other FreeSkool classes.
> I think also to help get people to show up we should offer it as a Linux
> intro session where they can leave with a Live CD to try Linux out
> without having to dedicate a chunk of their computer to it.
That sounds like a good idea. That's a slightly different event, but
it seems they can coincide -- that is, bill it on flyers as an
installfest and introduction to Linux, and advertise the free live CD.
At $0.15/CD-R, I'll bring as many as I can find time to burn. :)
< > Karsten Wade < >
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