I was involved with Meltwater school located at Ghana some years ago and I was ready to go there as a teacher (of teachers, ie. Senior Faculty). Anyhow, this never happened.
Now, have to say it in public, my 3 years long project has ended and I am seeking something new (those who want to know more of me, please learn from "devspain.com" or linkedin). Right now I am able to do this donation and luckly I have a friend doing donation at (and organizing) a "summer camp for 4-7 years old" in Gambia. This is why I wanted to step out and offer computers for bit older group. Problem is that she is flying next Thursday! We just cannot have those PC:s on board in the luggage ;-)
Also for Freemedia involved: I have a bunch of empty DVDs. I try to burn all of them on the same set to be sent in there. Maybe 50 of them.
El 27/6/2016 14:55, Beth Lynn Eicher <bethlynn(a)fedoraproject.org> escribió:
> This is awesome. Thanks for doing this. I was involved in a similar deployment 4 years ago in Ghana. You are asking the right questions as suitable places with electicity, four walls, and a roof are not simple to find.
> Have you discussed this with the Free Open Source Software Foundation of Africa (FOSSFA)? They will be happy to help put you in touch with local NGOs that can plan out good places for an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre. You may also find assistance through a university as they tend to care about the educational needs of the children nearby. Lastly, find out what international church is prevails in the area. In Ghana it was the Presbyterians. Even if you are not religious, these churches are not to be overlooked as they are well established in the community, with their own schools, colleges, football leagues, and camps.
> One last piece of advice. Make sure your shipper is solid. Even though it is a donation, once your goods arrive, they could try to get you to pay for tarrif monies for the entire crate.
> You may contact me off list to discuss.
> All of the Best,
> Beth Lynn Eicher
> On Jun 27, 2016 6:01 AM, "Jukka Palander, IT Development Spain" <jukka(a)devspain.com> wrote:
>> Hello all.
>> I think we do not have an Ambassador in Gambia?
>> I have an opportunity to donate 6-7 Dell computers (second hand, but cleaned and verified) with monitors and pre-installed Fedora24 on them and maybe I am also able to find a transport from Spain to Gambia.
>> Donation will be made for schools, libraries or any place where local people can have an Internet access and computers can be used by multiple peolpe. As said, all computers are ready to use and installed and all computers has the F24/64Live installation extra DVD inside so they can spread it to others as a Freemedia.
>> Question is: do someone know anyone over there to be able to seek right donation places? I have a friend who has Gambian husbend and he will help if nobody else is found but a local help would be a great addition.
>> ambassadors mailing list
Hey EMEA Ambassadors,
we're going to have our regular meeting tomorrow. See below for more
* Date: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
* Time: 20:00 UTC
* Location: #fedora-meeting @ freenode
* Meeting Agenda:
- Roll Call
- Ambassadors Schedule
- Action items from previous meetings
- Open Floor
If you have any requests that need to be discussed during the meeting,
make sure to file a ticket on trac.
Meet you there!
in the past we have had a tradition of sponsoring EMEA contributors that would like to attend Flock but are not going to receive funding as speakers.
The allocated budget for this year was only $800, initially. The adjusted budget is even less. As we wish to assist as many contributors in need as possible, we are going to try and raise that budget. However, no promises made at this point.
This program is intended for contributors that currently reside in EMEA. Other regions may feel free to come up with similar programs for their contributors as they see fit. Priority will be given to contributors that have recently maintained a record of activity and also have some kind of work agenda for the conference (e.g. meet with fellow contributors, actively contribute on site).
In any case, the budget we are going to end up with will be limited. Most likely we will be able to offer only -partial- subsidies. Do not apply if you are not okay with that. If you are able to receive funding from other sources (e.g. your employer), please do so.
To request for sponsorship, file a ticket on the EMEA Trac, state the reason(s) for applying and what you expect to accomplish by attending the conference. Deadline should be July 5, 23:59:59 UTC +0. All tickets will be later evaluated by FAmSCo, same as last time.
We will get back to you once we have more information regarding the budget. Please spread the news to your fellow Fedorians.
Thank you and good luck!
giannisk on irc.freenode.net
Dear fellow ambassadors,
we had a Fedora 24 Release Party yesterday here in Novi Sad, Serbia. Around 60 people came, and we all had loads of fun talking about Fedora and free open source software. I wrote a short event report on my blog here (picture album included):
(will write more in depth one, soon as I have some time)
Anyway, since ours was one of the first release parties, I thought it would be nice to share the presentation file with the other ambassadors, so you don't have to make it from scratch. The presentation is in English. It is "split" into three parts:
1. What is Fedora and how to get Fedora and how to contribute to Fedora - with some nice graphs from State of Fedora 2016 talk (used with permission :))
2. Tips and tricks for easier life in Fedora - stuff that people often ask (on Reddit) - how to get drivers and proprietary stuff in Fedora, live-respins etc.
3. What's new in Fedora 24 - quick overview of GNOME 3.20 and other stuff
The presentation is based on the excellent presentation from a few years ago made by our ambassador giannisk.
Feel free to modify it/adapt it to your needs!
ODP (Impress): https://nmilosev.fedorapeople.org/f24rpns/f24rpns.odp
We also had a Fedora/Linux related quiz (which was really fun!) with 15 questions, feel free to use that as well:
ODP (Impress): https://nmilosev.fedorapeople.org/f24rpns/f24rpns-quiz.odp
People from my faculty helped a lot (the head of the CS department even mentioned the event on regional TV) and were very glad that we decided to have something like this here. We had tons of fun, and I hope we will have more events here in the future. :)