Jamii OLPC, FOSSLC Summercamp, BOF Sessions

2009 AGM: Jamii OLPC, FOSSLC Summercamp, BOF Sessions

Date: April 7, 2009 at 7 p.m.
Location: Algonquin College (Woodroffe Campus), room T117

OCLUG Annual General Meeting

We will be electing a new board for 2009.
See the Board Election 2009 Wiki Page for more information.

For more information or to add your name to this list, send mail to oclug_board at lists dot oclug.on.ca.

OLPC logo

Jamii OLPC

Speaker: Samantha Burton

Jamii OLPC is a multi-university, multi-national team applying to One Laptop per Child's [OLPCorps] (http://laptop.org/en/participate/get-involved/OLPCorps.shtml) program this summer. If their application is successful, Jamii OLPC will receive funding and 100 XO laptops to deploy to their partner school, [Matemwe Primary School] (http://jamiiolpc.wordpress.com/matemwe-school/) in Zanzibar Tanzania.

The speaker will talk about her team's OLPCorps application and ways in which OCLUG members could get involved with the project.

10 - 20 min

About the Speaker

Samantha Burton, a MA Mass Communication student at Carleton College and Project Coordinator of Jamii OLPC http://jamiiolpc.wordpress.com/.

FOSSLC - Free and Open Source Software Learning

FOSSLC Summercamp 09

Speaker: Andrew Ross

Summercamp is an open source conference taking place in Ottawa in May.
The speaker will describe FOSSLC, the organization responsible for the Summercamp conference and discuss the conference itself.

Information about the Summercamp conference is at [http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/summercamp2009] (http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/summercamp2009)

Information about FOSSLC - Free and Open Source Software Learning Centre is at [http://fosslc.org] (http://fosslc.org)

10 - 20 min

About the Speaker

Andrew Ross is President of FOSSLC (Free and Open Source Software Learning), a non profit organization dedicated to improving lives with open source.

He is also a Director of Engineering for Ingres Canada where he leads a team of developers working on geospatial support in Ingres.

BOF (Bird Of a Feather) session

Speaker: tbd

We'll split the group into two sections:

  • For new users: How to get started with Linux.
    -- Short answers can be dealt with at the meeting or Beer SIG.
    -- For longer answers future talks can be planned.
    -- Hopefully, some of the more experienced users will be in this group to help answer, questions, make notes of the topics and suggest who can give talks.

  • For experienced users:
    -- What advanced topics do you want to hear about?
    -- The important part: volunteers or suggestions on who can give the talks.
    -- Let's get details on what people want to hear.

About the Speaker

tbd is a speaker we call upon when we don't yet have a real speaker for the meeting or when there are multiple speakers for a panel discussion or BOF.

Finding the Meeting Location


Algonquin College is close to the corner of Woodroffe and Baseline and right across from the Baseline transitway station. Room T117 is in Building T. Free parking is available in lots 8, 9 and 12 after 5pm.

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