[K12OSN] Best Week Ever (My NELS Wrapup)
karisue at gmail.com
Sat Jul 22 01:30:52 UTC 2006
Tim, congrats first of all on that new baby. That is great news!
I am glad to hear the conference was so good. I hope I can go to one
(preferably in IL or IN, hint hint to anyone out there listening) sometime
in the near future.
On 7/21/06, Timothy Hart <timothy.hart at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just had the best week ever.
> As many of you know the NorthEast Linux Symposium in NH started and ended
> this week. I was looking forward to it as I have never had the chance to
> attend ME NELS in the past (I always end up teaching at UMaine that week). I
> meet many people from all over who were as geeky about OS as I am. The first
> night I sat and had a couple of beers with Jon "maddog" Hall, Dave Trask,
> Matt Oquist, Dick Clark (no not that Dick Clark) and a very bright high
> school student interested in programming as a career. I sit back now and
> wonder where else I would have a chance to sit down at one table with a
> group like. The conversations were amazing.
> NELS offered everyone a chance to meet people the only know through email.
> I know I put a face to at least 10 people I knew from online.
> I left NELS on wednesday an inspired man. The air at NELS was electric and
> I have so many ideas for next year that I am not going to get to half of
> them. My school already has a pretty big deployment of K12LTSP boxes and
> open source is an integral part of what we do in Glenburn, but I want to
> keep pushing to make sure the district doesn't sit on laurels. Seeing what
> others are doing and their excitement about OS has charged me to no end.
> I have to thank everyone I met and had conversations with. Thanks to Dave
> and Matt for putting on such a great conference. Literally the best
> conference EVER. I hope in the future we can get one going for every state
> in the union.
> And if that wasn't enough. I get home and find out my wife is pregnant. I
> AM GOING TO BE A FATHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With all this week has brought I
> haven't been able to sleep as my brain will just not shutdown.
> Like I said best week ever. Thanks again to everyone at NELS. Here's to
> next year.
> Tim Hart
> Glenburn School District
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