[K12OSN] Coordinating for NECC 2008

Tom Hoffman tom.hoffman at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 03:00:33 UTC 2007

Perhaps we can present Paul with some kind of lifetime achievement
award at NECC.

Don't tell him, though.


On 9/14/07, Paul Nelson <pnelson.k12 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/13/07, Hoover Chan <chan at sacredsf.org> wrote:
> > I hope you all are surviving the start of school year crunch. I'm just barely starting to resurface.
> >
> > That being said, I noticed that the NECC abstract deadline is coming up faster than expected. I was wondering what all is being planned for NECC 2008 as far as Open Source activities.
> > snip...
> I WILL be at NECC 2008.
> I'd love to showcase how Drupal can be used to create great web sites
> for schools. I'd also like to showcase some of the good
> MAC/Linux/Windows FOSS out there. I'm doing a "Power Publishing, Three
> for Free" presentation later this year on Inkscape, GIMP and Scribus.
> I think it's amazing that all three run on all three OSs.
> I'd also like to showcase some Creative Commons licensed courses for
> Moodle. I want more schools to create and publish courses and Moodle
> is a great way to do this.
> One fun thing we did at a NECC was to have a server, switch, cables
> and thin-client all piled up on a table. We'd show people the K12LTSP
> diagram and then time them to see how long it took them to build a
> working thin-client computer lab. We kept a billboard with the top 5
> times for the conference and then gave away the server to the fastest
> time. Did you know you can build a working thin-client lab in less
> than a minute? Our server was a small mini-atx case job that was easy
> to send home with the lucky winner.
> If all else fails, we could get some local school kids to hand out
> Linux CDRoms by the Microsoft booth. That's always fun. <Just
> kidding... but it WAS fun.>
> Driving there was the most fun.
> http://www.k12ltsp.org/necc/tux.jpg
> ;-) Paul
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