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Open source for Social Good

Most of us are all familiar with the power of open source software although we see that many groups are behind in utilizing these resources. I would like to talk about what open source projects people are using as well as what the challenges and benefits have been. I ask the question, how can we better enable the community groups, nonprofits and businesses to increase their capacity? I will share my personal experiences with several projects including Druapl and migrating to Ubuntu Linix as my primary operating system. I invite others to come and share their experiences, advice and mistakes. Update: We are moving this meeting to Kelly's to be near the Social Media week event happening there. We will be ordering off the menu at Kelly's so there is no fee for this meeting.

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  • Ben B.

    Jr can you schedule the August 7th meetup 10-2 at SCF offices via this group?

    July 25, 2010

  • Lee C.

    The Founder of Concepts for Adaptive Learning, Curtis Hill has is planning to join us on 8/7. Curtis has placed 1,600 computers in the homes of children in New Haven. More info here: http://www.eachchildlearns.org/director.asp?personid=3

    July 23, 2010

  • Doug

    10am-2pm was the time suggested.

    July 22, 2010

  • cris

    aug 7th i believe at the HQ

    July 19, 2010

  • Ben B.

    Good connections made and concrete actions occured

    July 19, 2010

  • Ben B.

    Hey Guys,
    What date did we pick to meet at SCF and hack?

    July 19, 2010

  • Peter S.

    I thought JR did a great job. I'm a newbie to this group so I'd rather give it more time before i start throwing opinions around. My only suggestion would be to try to have a defined start time, end time and agenda for next time. it felt a little loose but that was sort of expected afterall alot of brains in the room from various concentrations. i look forward to applying my collective skills to help the greater good of mankind domestically and internationally.

    July 16, 2010

  • Giulia G.

    Just let me know decision via phone. I'll be ShareAthoning all day 12-8p.m. [masked]

    July 15, 2010

  • cris

    Kelly's it is?

    July 15, 2010

  • Giulia G.

    Basically the space is huge. I don't know if anyone has been to the past two NewMediaHavens. But there is a front dining area (#ShareAThon will be there), a dining area running along the side, I think this was used for breakout sessions for #swCT then a back room with a separate bar, etc. We'll have wifi and all set up. Back room has been used for presenting.

    July 14, 2010

  • Lee C.

    It is true that the subjects are not related but what is wrong with mingling in the coming and going? Why not take advantage of this opportunity to cross pollinate our groups? I see no harm as long as there is a seperate room that meets JR presentation needs. Giulia can you describe this seperate room, in case JR is not familar with it. If it does not work, it does not work but let's at least try to make it work.

    July 14, 2010

  • Ben B.

    On second thought it would be good to grow the group but the two topics of conversation are pretty distant if the event at Kelly's pertains to the Social Web.

    July 14, 2010

  • Ben B.

    I don't really care as long as JR feels like he can present there.

    July 14, 2010

  • Phuc

    Yikes. Among the cost of gas, food, event, parking, I don't think I can make it to Kelly's, at the moment. I'd like a chance to meet members and chat, which might be a little harder at a big event, so I'm aiming for the original venue. Thanks for the suggestion! I'll consider these events in the future.

    July 14, 2010

  • Giulia G.

    If all ok, let me know and I will make arrangements accordingly. [masked]

    July 14, 2010

  • Lee C.

    I second the idea of moving to Kelly's on Crown. There are lots of possibilities for collaboration between the members of these 2 groups. Lee

    July 14, 2010

  • Giulia G.

    And by that I mean not to hijack in the least.

    July 14, 2010

  • Giulia G.

    Oh this is killing me. Every time I want to go I have something to do. However this something is the ShareAThon at Kelly's on Crown. Would you like to move to there. There is a back room and food. We could pobably get more involvement via #swCT.

    July 14, 2010

  • Phuc

    Not too familiar with parking New Haven downtown. Where, what is the $ rate/time limits are for parking? Thanks.

    June 24, 2010

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