Re: [EmiratesLoCo] Fwd: Installfest Abu Dhabi Uni

From: Kiran J.
Sent on: Sunday, October 7, 2012 11:36 PM
Tough luck, Neil. Let's see if we can pull it off at Manipal University Dubai. Shall keep you posted.
cheers


On 7 October[masked]:40, Neil Oosthuizen <[address removed]> wrote:
*sigh*

This is the latest e-mail I just received from Dr, Hassan at the Ubuntu University... It seems this Installfest is not going to happen.  Up until this e-mail I was scheduled to meet with him tomorrow but that has now been canceled.  


Neil

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Hassan Hajjdiab <[address removed]>
Date: 7 October[masked]:28
Subject: RE: Installfest Abu Dhabi Uni
To: Neil Oosthuizen <[address removed]>
Cc: Mohammed Ghazal <[address removed]>


Dear Mr. Neil,

Thanks for your effort in promoting Ubuntu,  the OS is already introduced to the students and our TA could help

them in the installation process.  In case we find a need for an Ubuntu awareness campaign at Abu Dhabi university

I will let you know and we could schedule a meeting.

 

Regards,

Dr. Hassan Hajjdiab

 

 

From: Neil Oosthuizen [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Sunday, October 07,[masked]:03 PM


To: Hassan Hajjdiab
Subject: Re: Installfest Abu Dhabi Uni

 

That is very good news Dr. Hassan :)

 

What we would like to do in conjunction with the Computer Science Dept. is to widen the awareness of Ubuntu by having a session where any student gets the opportunity to bring a PC or laptop and have Ubuntu installed on their machine either within Windows, as a dual boot or replacing their current OS completely with us assisting them with the install and giving some feedback and also answering questions.   Further we would like students to participate actively in the community, lending their skills and expertise to help grow the community and to further enhance Linux on the desktop.

 

Ubuntu has many ways for interested parties to assist with the project and this is often a great way to get real world experience in a wide field, from programming, writing technical documents to community matters etc.

 

This will be the second such a session in the UAE and I am trilled at the prospect of having it in Abu Dhabi as opposed to everything happening in Dubai.

 

 

 

Regards

Neil

 

On 7 October[masked]:23, Hassan Hajjdiab <[address removed]> wrote:

Dear Mr. Neil,

We are very familiar with Ububtu, our engineering student already use the Ubuntu operating system to develop projects,  we have also installed it in our Labs.

 

Regards,

Dr. Hassan Hajjdiab

 

 

 

From: Neil Oosthuizen [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Sunday, October 07,[masked]:33 PM


To: Hassan Hajjdiab
Subject: Re: Installfest Abu Dhabi Uni

 

Good day Dr. Hassan,

 

I look forward to our meeting tomorrow at the Uni.  I would like to explain to you who and what the Ubuntu Emirates LoCo is, what the Installfest is and if time permits start working out some of the details about holding it.  I have attached my CV but as you would clearly see I am not working in the IT sector and I am just a technology enthusiast that is promoting free and open source software as an alternative to proprietary systems.

 

 

Regards

Neil

 

 

On 5 October[masked]:01, Hassan Hajjdiab <[address removed]> wrote:

Dear Mr. Neil,

The meeting will be in Abu Dhabi University, College of Engineering  and Computer Science.

Before the meeting I would appreciate if you could provide me with the theme of the meeting

and copy of your CV.

 

 

Regards,

Dr. Hassan Hajjdiab

 

 

 

From: Neil Oosthuizen [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Wednesday, October 03,[masked]:42 PM
To: Hassan Hajjdiab
Subject: Re: Installfest Abu Dhabi Uni

 

Hi Dr. Hassan,

Very glad to hear :) Could you please furnish me with details about where we shall meet?


Regards
Neil

On 3 October[masked]:01, Hassan Hajjdiab <[address removed]> wrote:

Dear Mr. Neil,

I will be free next Monday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Looking forward to meeting you.

Regards,

Dr. Hassan Hajjdiab

 

 

From: Neil Oosthuizen [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Tuesday, October 02,[masked]:55 PM
To: Hassan Hajjdiab
Subject: Installfest Abu Dhabi Uni

 

Greetings Dr. Hassan,

My name is Neil Oosthuizen and I am also part of the Local Ubuntu Community which has been in contact with you in regards holding an "Installfest" at the Abu Dhabi University.  I will be coming through to Abu Dhabi this coming Monday (the 8th) and would like to know if it is possible to come see you at a time and venue convenient for you so we could discuss the Installfest and I can answer any questions and we can see about a road plan for making it a reality?



Regards
Neil Oosthuizen [masked])

 

 

 






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