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Partimus talk at SCALE10x: Recap

On January 21st I gave a talk at the the 10th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 10x) on Bringing Linux into Public Schools and Community Centers for their Open Source Software in Education track.

Elizabeth Krumbach speaking about Partimus at SCALE10x

I drew heavily from the experience I’ve gathered from Partimus over the past year and a half, as well as through interviews of folks who have been involved with bringing Linux into schools and community centers much longer than I.

Special thanks to the following people whose insight directly for this talk and in general were invaluable to my presentation:

  • James Howard, Christian Einfeldt, Grant Bowman – Partimus
  • Robert Litt – ASCEND School
  • Jim Fisher and Randy Gold – Ubuntu Pennsylvania
  • Charles Profitt – Pittsford Central Schools

I encouraged audience participation and was delighted to find that there were several folks in the audience who were actively deploying Linux and Free/Open Source into their classrooms with varying levels of success. The discussion blossomed so that we even had audience members answering questions for other audience members.

The talk sparked probably a dozen conversations throughout the weekend about my experience, suggestions for Partimus and simple swapping of contact details so we could talk more later. It was a truly inspiring experience to be around so many other people who are passionate about helping their communities through Free/Open Source deployments.

I’ve made my presentation materials available here: slides, notes

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