Do you know what time it is? It's "Welcome to Linux" time!
Well, we're getting closer to "Welcome to Linux". Here are my thoughts on the
matter as a pre-planning thing:
1. We'd better schedule a cross-club co-ordination meeting or two to talk
about it face-to-face. Eddie, can you reserve Schreiber 007 or 006 for this
2. We'd better see what lectures each club want to give. Speaking on behalf of
myself (representing Telux), I believe the previous year's Telux format was a
good one, and I'd like to repeat it again this year.
As opposed to last year, I hope the clubs will consolidate the efforts of
updating the material. So for example, I don't want to see the old "Linux for
the Technion student" presentation used instead of the newer
http://www.shlomifish.org/lecture/W2L/Development/ . If a certain club has
problems with any presentation just shout and we'll try to prepare a format
that will be suitable for everybody.
3. The BIUX site has some serious issues, such as:
* The tables' columns are ordered visually instead of logically.
These need to be fixed. I can fix them, if I'll be give the site's source
4. The site is http://welcome.linux.org.il/ and needs to be updated once the
schedule is final. Some people suggested that we use Joomla or a different
CMS instead of the web-meta-language-generated pages that we have now.
However, there is already a lot of logic implemented in WML from the previous
years, and if we switch to a CMS, we'll lose a lot of it.
5. What we need from Hamakor? Just thinking out loud:
* Other stuff - ?
6. Linux Day - in Telux last year we decided to forego the Instaparty because
we figured out it was no longer a popular event or a necessary one. The sky
did not fall. I recommend other clubs to do the same.
An concentrated Linuxday with some activities like presentations, etc. could
be a good idea, though.
7. Preparing for the presentations - the club's contact at the university
should make sure that he's ready before the time, has his cell-phone on, etc.
All the material should be locally installed on the presentor's laptop, so
presentor's should prepare archive of what they prepared. (Hi Gilad!)
That's it for now. Feel free to respond to this message in Hebrew.