[Volunteers] Undisclosed banned discussion topics (was: yum extender)
Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Mon Jul 18 18:46:33 PDT 2005
on Mon, Jul 18, 2005 at 03:37:28PM -0700, J. Paul Reed (preed at svlug.org) wrote:
> On 15 Jul 2005 at 21:50:39, Karsten M. Self arranged the bits on my disk to say:
> > Increasing outreach (one of the planks of my own SVLUG campaign),
> > particularly to schools, colleges, and retail outlets, would be a win
> > IMO.
> Yes, yes, yes!
> We discussed this at the last meeting, with varying results. The outcome
> was kinda mushy. We should definitely discuss it again at the Volunteers
> dinner tomorrow.
...which I'll have to sit out, but with luck, I'll be more available for
same in future.
The basics of what I was thinking were:
- Signage / flyers in stores: Fry's, CompUSA, etc., advertising the
LUG. Possibly coordinated events. Also bookstores (Stacy's,
Borders, B&N, etc.).
- Getting meetings (or at least significant ones) mentioned on area
"community calendar" stuff. E.g.: PicNix (I know, a different org,
but some staff overflow) on the KQED community calendar. Get it in
now, we should be about on schedule for mid August.
- Schools. I've done volunteer work with a Napa area HSs in the past
year, worked with some SJ schools when I was in the area. I'm
finding that the best way in is to find an internal advocate who
wants to run a program. Think "computer lab", not "MSFT => Linux
migration". Schools have many people, religious attitudes, etc.,
but proofs-of-concept can be demonstrated, and there's almost sure
to be _some_ fertile ground. Ubuntu's a massive benefit here (easy
to use, easy to install, easy to maintain distro), though avoid
distro religion. RH/FC is probably the best "current job skills"
Just, in general, better visibility. The people who know we exist, know
we exist. It's the others we're trying to attract.
Karsten M. Self <kmself at ix.netcom.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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Paranoia is heightened awareness.
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