[opensource] The Plan: Neophyte Workshops
dietz.72 at osu.edu
Sun Mar 5 00:40:06 EST 2006
Tobias has gotten back to me, basically indicating that if we want moonlight
madness to sponsor our event for spring we're too late (from Anthony). This
means we we could plan for future future eventsr.
I am curious however as to if we could somehow rent or get approval to use
the dreese or other convenient and suitable lecture hall. The LAN game or
party would be a great thing for us, because say we have live cd's for
everyone, we can be like "fire up your cd's, play with this or that command,
and now lets kill each other (in the video game)". Though we might not have
the funding for a full fledged PARTY, we could atleast do a workshop.
Start small... dream big
Also, I'm going to try to stay in Columbus for the summer, if this means
anything to anyone.
On 3/4/06, Jim Dinan <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> First off, I'd like to thank Matt Curtin for coming to campus this past
> Monday and sharing his reflections on cracking the DES. I'd also like
> to shout out a big thanks Ben for providing refreshments on behalf of
> Google and Andy for that 31337 poster. Thanks to everyone who helped to
> make this event so successful!
> At our brainstorming session this past Thursday, we discussed what we'd
> like to plan as an organization for next quarter and we have decided to
> go ahead with a series of introductory workshops. We have discussed
> holding workshops and meetings on alternating weeks, so that would make
> for 5 workshops in total. Here are the 5 proposed workshop topics we
> came up with:
> 1. OpenSource for Windows
> - What is your windows eXPerience missing?
> - Firefox, GAIM, Thunderbird, ClamAV, Eclipse, OpenOffice, etc
> - Should be an accompanying web page where attendees can go to
> download the software introduced.
> 2. Intro to the Linux Desktop
> - Which distros are out there?
> - Which windows managers, desktop environments
> - Which desktop applications are available
> - Installation demo (possibly?)
> 3. Getting around in Unix
> - Hold this session in 280 so people can play along on STDSUN
> - Intro to the unix shell(s)
> - Unix shell commands: find, grep, sed, etc
> - Intro to unix editors: vi(m), emacs, joe, pico
> 4. Programming the Unix Shell
> 5. Developing software in the UNiX environment
> - Makefiles
> - cvs
> - gcc
> - gdb
> So far we have 5 topics and 0 presenters. This is your big chance!
> Volunteer for the topic of your choice! Remember: This is the
> opensource club -- there are no rules. You are free to tackle this
> challenge in any way you choose. You can even form a team and break
> these up into tag team presentations (hey, there's this sweet mailing
> list you can use to form your team!). Not an expert in one of these
> topics?? You *could* be! The O'Reilly books are available online
> through safari on the OSU library's web page. There are also lots of
> members in the opensource club who'd be happy to help you along the way.
> I look forward to your feedback on the topics and to some brave
> volunteers! Please remember to "reply all" so your post makes its way
> onto the list.
> - jim.
> James Dinan <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu>
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