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Delivering Open Source Computer Labs to Students

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  • SeeClickFix HQ

    746 Chapel Street
    Suite 207
    New Haven, CT (map)

    41.304812 -72.923191

  • Let's talk about one of the outcomes of a previous meet-up where J.R. presented on Open Source Software and using Ubuntu. I missed the discussion, however, was fortunate to catch up on the outcome of the discussion - an afternoon of installing Ubuntu on donated PCs to give away to those who didn't have access to technology. The project has evolved since my introduction to it. We now have two New Haven organizations focused on serving children that are working with us to install two labs, six computers each, with Open Source software.

    We are learning how students use Open Source software to complete home work, exploring the possibility of after school education with the labs, and etc.

    Please let me know if you have any questions and I'll update as the project is actively developing.

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  • Jason W.

    I may be able to help. Anything that meets these requirements should be good:

    Hans, sound good to you?

    June 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Hans - What kind of computers are you looking for?

    June 10, 2011

  • Hans S.

    The Free Store, at 55 Church now has free Internet. We are still looking for donated computers

    June 2, 2011

  • Jason W.

    Awesome, would you be willing to message me? We should chat!

    May 24, 2011

  • Jason W.

    That is a great question that I do not yet know the full answer to. We will being doing some of what is found here: Not all of it though, I think things for us can be more simple.

    May 24, 2011

  • RevKev

    What does "setting up a lab" entail?

    May 21, 2011

  • Jason W.

    That is awesome! Looking forward to getting in touch.

    One of the labs is moving forward, if anyone is interested in helping setting up a lab, please send me a message or call (320) 527-9437.

    Hope to be setting a new time for this meetup soon!

    May 21, 2011

  • Hans S.

    Let's make this happen! The New Haven Free Store just moved into 55 Church st 3 weeks ago and we have more than enough space and energy to make this a reality!

    May 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to help out where I can

    April 26, 2011

  • Jeff

    If workshop space is desired to perform the overhauls, installation of software and testing, I am willing to host a meetup at CT Hackerspace for that purpose. There is plenty of space and I am very happy to help the cause. Just let me know! -Jeff

    March 23, 2011

  • Jeff

    I have some pretty old equipment getting a second life on open source software. I think this is a great idea.

    March 19, 2011

  • Jack N.

    CompHaven lives!

    March 15, 2011

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  • Jason W.
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    Interested in Social Change via for profit ventures and love Start-up culture.

  • Matt K.

    for the pizza!

  • Paul N.

    Coder and tinkerer who wants to help heal the world. :)

  • Lee C.

    Interest in how to drive social change using technology.

  • RevKev +1
  • Jeff

    Interested in getting together with you all soon. Was introduced by a mutual friend and am... more

  • Jack N.

    Director of Client Services - Retail Optimization Inc

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