[triangle-zpug] Anyone want to represent Plone to local non-profits?

Geoff Davis geoff at geoffdavis.net
Sat Feb 5 00:34:47 CET 2005

Yes, I'd be interested.  When does TriLUG meet?

On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 12:42, Tom Bryan wrote:
> See the mention of Plone in the message below...
> I'm not sure whether someone is already planning to be there to field 
> questions about Plone.
> ---Tom
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> Subject: [TriLUG] guest speaker(s) for feb meeting
> Date: Friday 04 February 2005 10:30 pm
> From: Jason Tower <jason at cerient.net>
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list <trilug at trilug.org>
> we're having a kind of "joint" meeting this month, see the message
> below.  the 501TechClub folks will be meeting from 18:00 to 18:50 at
> red hat, before trilug's meeting kicks off at 19:00.  i've volunteered
> to speak but thought it might be a good idea to have a couple of other
> triluggers join me, particularly anyone who has worked with non-profit
> groups before.  if you'd like to participate, please email me offline.
> thanks,
> jason
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> Hello.  I used to work at Triangle United Way and headed up their
> Teaming for Technology program.  We worked with you guys a couple of
> years ago to sell off some networking equipment as a fundraiser.
> These days, I am working at another technology nonprofit called NetCorps
> (www.netcorps.org).  NetCorps, in conjunction with Teaming for
> Technology and several other technology-based nonprofits in the area
> have formed a group called 501TechClub
> (http://list.nten.org/lists/info/501techclub-triangle).  Every other
> month, we get together with technical volunteers and tech employees at
> local nonprofits and schools to discuss gadgets, software, etc that can
> help us in our goal of helping nonprofits.  We'd like for our next
> meeting to be a panel discussion about open source alternatives.  We'd
> love to have someone, or a couple of people from the TriLug come and
> talk to us about Open Office, Plone, Apache, Firefox, Thunderbird, etc.
> There is a group called NOSI, the Nonprofit Open Source Initiative
> (www.nosi.net) that operates nationally to "bridge the gap between the
> nonprofit and open source communities."  They have a publication called
> the Open Source Primer http://www.nosi.net/projects/primer, and that's
> the sort of basic presentation we'd like the TriLug speaker(s) to talk
> to us about.
> Most of the audience will be Windows users, but not hostile ones -
> Microsoft gives huge licensing discounts, so it's the environment that
> most of the audience is comfortable with, and there probably won't be
> much chance in converting them to Linux, although, this panel could be
> the beginning of their slow indoctrination! :)
> Shelly Bowers-Roghelia
> Managing Director, NetCorps
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