Re: [Nolug] LinuxAgainst Poverty

From: Champ Superstar <>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 11:30:03 -0500
Message-ID: <>

Thank you, Joey.
Hello, Linux users! My name is Gerri Short, better known as Champ, and I'm
taking a cue from GeekAustin and the HeliOS Project and putting together a
Linux Against Poverty installfest here in New Orleans.

You can take a look at the local story here:

And the original event here:

LAP:NOLA is also on Twitter @lapnola and my personal twitter is
@champsuperstar. I'm on Friendfeed, Facebook, Posterous, etc. if you need
that much.

Anyway - back to the task at the next few days I will sending out
a call for volunteers for the Installfest. I am not a Linux user, so I do
need your expertise! Currently, I am still hashing out some details, but
would love for some of you to get involved. Please read the info and then
send me an email ( if you'd be interested in
helping out.

Also, sorry I didn't get back to you on Monday, but it has been a busy week.
 Tonight, we launch NewOrleansTech.Net. We have scheduled a soft launch at
LaunchPadNOLA tonight and you are all invited to show. There will be tons
of geekery happening and I will also introduce my Linux Against Poverty
initiative. You can also catch the live stream of the launch here:

Thank you very much for your time and, hopefully, interest.



On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Joey Kelly <> wrote:

> Guys,
> I was approached by Gerri $somelastname, who calls herself Champ. If you
> remember hearing about BarCamp last month or so, a project was mentioned
> there (which I was completely unaware of at the time) to recondition PCs
> and
> hand them out to needy folks or organizations in Katrinaville. From what
> I've
> seen, the project looks legit, so I offered to volunteer you guys to do the
> Linux installs on the day of the project.
> With that said, I'm handing the ball over to Champ. She'll email later
> today
> asking for technical feedback, as she's not really a Linux person. If you
> can
> help the project in any way, please feel welcome and thanked.
> --
> Joey Kelly
> Minister of the Gospel and Linux Consultant

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