[PLUG-ANNOUNCE] ANNOUNCEMENT: February PLUG Meeting

David Mandel dmandel at pdxLinux.org
Tue Feb 1 14:20:14 PST 2011


                            MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

                       The Portland Linux/Unix Group
                                 will meet
                         7 PM Thursday Feb 3, 2011
                                     at
                         Portland State University
                                   in the
                              Fariborz Maseeh
             College of Engineering & Computer Science Building
                              Room FAB 86-01
                       (This is in the basement.)
          The building is on SW 4th across from SW College Street.
       See location H-10 on map at http://pdxLinux.org/campus_map.jpg

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                                Presentation
                               What is Open?
                                     by
                                David Mandel
                         <dmandel at DavidMandel.com>


    David Mandel is interested in distilling the core ideas
    from the philosophy of Open Source Software and extending
    these into other areas like music, publishing, farming,
    and education.  In the past he has given presentations
    on Open Source Agriculture.

    In this presentation, David wants to discuss Open Source
    in education.  This is not a presentation about using
    Open Source Software in traditional classrooms as much
    as it is a discussion about using Open Source Philosophy
    to change traditional classrooms.  We will discuss the
    work of John Gatto author of "Dumbing Us Down", the Moore
    Method of teaching mathematics, and David Mandel's personal
    experience teaching mathematics and computer classes in
    community colleges.

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        Agenda:

            7:00 - 7:30  Business
                 We will discuss the status of our ongoing projects
                 including PLUG's monthly Advanced Topics meetings,
                 PLUG's monthly hands on clinics, PLUG for Education,
                 etc.

            7:30 - 8:30  Presentation

                 See above

            9:00 - ...  Beer
                        The Lucky Lab Northwest Beerhall
                        1945 NW Quimby
                        Portland, Oregon

                                        David Mandel
                                        Chief Activist
                                        Portland Linux/Unix Group
                                        560 SE Alexander
                                        Corvallis, Oregon 97333
                                        (541) 730-5285 mobile
                                        dmandel at pdxLinux.org

        P.S.  The Mid Willamette Valley Linux Users Group meets
              every month.
              See http://www.lug.corvallis.or.us/ for details.

        P.S.  The Eugene Linux Users Group meets several times a month.
              See http://www.euglug.org for details.

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David Mandel                        http://www.DavidMandel.com
Portland Linux/Unix Group           http://pdxLinux.org
LinuxFund                           http://LinuxFund.org
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