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Re: [vox-outreach] city computer training lab for workshops?
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Re: [vox-outreach] city computer training lab for workshops?

We actually held a number of basic Linux-related classes in
conjunction with DCN in the past.  It kind of fell to the wayside,
both when I left the Davis area, and when Richard Lowenberg (the main DCN
guy, and main contact between LUGOD and DCN) left the area.

See: http://www.lugod.org/projects/class/

The page is sorely out of date (Nov 2002!)

Two issues:  They have PCs there already.  Last I saw, the monitors
were under the top of the table, behind glass.  We had to either boot
into Linux off of live CDs (slow) or use a server and VPN (slow).

This was fine for some of the introductory classes (how to use Gimp,
how to use OpenOffice.org, etc.)

I think the workshop "do it on your own box" idea for the IFs is better
for the Linux-using crowd.

We kind of have five crowds of people, with only some overlap:

* Mailinglist members
* Meeting attenders
* Demo visitors
* Class visitors  (almost NO overlap)
* Installfest clients

Gotta run,


On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 05:56:25PM -0700, Nick Schmalenberger wrote:
> In the Davis Community Network newsletter it said that DCN can
> arrange for 501(c) nonprofit organizations (like lugod) to use
> city facilities for half the cost to a city resident. The City
> has a computer training lab that DCN uses for classes and I was
> thinking we could use this for the workshops we have been talking
> about turning the installfests into. On the other hand maybe the
> workshops would mostly help people who want to mess around with
> their own computer, as the installfests already do.
> I do think it would be nice if LUGOD had a closer relationship
> with DCN however, so does anybody have any other ideas on how we
> could work together? DCN also has 10 accounts on their Solaris
> shell server for training purposes and I actually used this
> before I ever used UNIX. So, DCN is really cool and is probably
> the only other UNIX oriented group in Davis and we should help
> each other out. What do people think?
> Nick
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