[Haifux] [W2l] New "Welcome to Linux" Series
orr.dunkelman at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 16:29:56 MSD 2008
On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 11:26 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would recommend a campain as opposed to an event. The campain would
> be on two fronts:
> 1) Getting people ready for Linux: Switching to FOSS cross-platform
> software even on Windows (OOo, Thunderbird and Firefox in particular)
> 2) Getting Linux ready for people: writing to software makers
> (Solidworks in particular) and asking about Linux or Wine 1.0
> compatible versions.
sorry for the confusion. when I suggested event I meant a lecture series.
Past W2L series dealt with point number 1 as well (number 2 is very
specific, and you might wish to contact my dad concerning point #2,
there are some CAD solutions for Linux, though SolidWorks is not one
of them, yet).
>> * It's good to have a short series of a few talks introducing Linux -
>> raises awareness, and helps people to get into Linux.
> Do this one-on-one with your friends, not in a lecture.
There is an advantage for taking 100 people and talking about this
once. When correctly done, you can expect, that they get about 80% of
the value of spending this time one-on-one. In other words, you can
inform more effectively this way.
Of course, it would be important to take into consideration the fact
that FOSS is no longer something nobody heard of.
BTW, do note that in the past we had the help of some courses, where
the TAs/lecturers encouraged people to attend, as it will help them
(Matam, OS, etc.).
>> * A good place to "recruit" new club members.
This is highly needed, as new recruits, at the end become new speakers.
I can name a few recent lecturers who were exposed to haifux as part
of W2L events.
>> Some points against:
>> * This year, the students are going to be still stressed with all the
>> artifacts of the last strike, so attendance will be slightly lower
>> than expected.
> Especially in Haifa: the Technion only this week finished classes from
> spring semester, and is now going into Moed A tests.
Also, this year (due to the schedule of study), everything starts
late, which usually causes the students to be less inclined in
Was there any discussion prior to Rami's talk?
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