[K12OSN] North Eastern Conference Possibility

R. Scott Belford scott at hosef.org
Fri Oct 8 19:23:32 UTC 2004

Steve Hargadon wrote:
> I would definitely attend.  I'm in California, but it would be worth it.

Dittos from HI.  I think this is a great idea that should take place 
several times a year across the country.  We have been putting the final 
touches on our own, TPOSSCON, this January, and intend to heavily 
feature what we are all doing within our Education track.  The Northeast 
sounds beautiful, but I sure hope that we consider how unpleasant the 
cold is at the wrong time of the year.  Summer, prior to School 
starting, would be really timely and pleasant.


R. Scott Belford
The Hawaii Open Source Education Foundation
PO Box 392
Kailua, HI 96734
808.689.6518 phone/fax
scott at hosef.org

> On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 09:08:48 -0700 (PDT), David Tisdell
> <penguintiz at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>I have been noticing that there are quite a few people
>>from that northeast that participate in this list (I
>>am somewhat sporadic) i.e. ME, Quebec, NY, NH, MA,
>>etc. (I am in VT). Would there be any interest in
>>trying to put together a regional conference on Linux
>>in general and K12LTSP in particular? I don't know
>>very many knowledgeable Linux people and usually turn
>>to HowTOs and ListServes for help.  These are great
>>resources but I would like more. In my area, I am
>>often the guy other school IT people turn to for help.
>>There may be other school IT people in the area who
>>are as knowledgeable as I am but I just don't know
>>them and I have knowledge gaps (like everyone) that
>>need to be filled in. There are plenty of local folks
>>I can turn to for help with Netware, Windows, Macs,
>>etc. I would like to see Linux and K12LTSP grow to
>>that point as well.
>>It seems to me that if the K12LTSP IT people could
>>have a conference, then we could develop more personal
>>connections, get some questions answered in person,
>>have some fun and figure how how to broaden adoption
>>by our peers. We also might get some of the folks to
>>come who are considering adoption but not doing it at
>>What are people's thoughts?
>>David Tisdell, Computer Coordinator
>>Mt. Mansfield Union High School
>>Jericho, VT 05465

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