Linux Users' Group of Davis - "LUGOD at the Yolo County Child Development Conference"

LUGOD at the Yolo County Child Development Conference

What is the Yolo County Child Development Conference?

The Yolo County Child Development Conference is a county-wide conference for with exhibitors and speakers, which is run by the City of Davis Child Care Services. Attendees are people who are either working with children, or parents of young children. (The conference is for adults only.)

LUGOD Table At the 2008 Child Development Conference

The 2008 conference took place on Saturday, April 26th at the Davis Veterans Memorial Center, located at 203 E. 14th St. (near Davis High School and the Davis Branch Library, where LUGOD typically meets).

The event was a success! You can see photos here.

At the February 2008 LUGOD meeting, Bill Kendrick said that he was thinking of attending the conference to demonstrate his Tux Paint project, but thought that LUGOD may want to go to demonstrate and discuss a wider variety of Open Source software. Attendees of the meeting agreed that LUGOD should participate in the conference, and a number of them said they could volunteer at the event.

It cost $30 to have a 6-foot "resource table" (suitable for organizations and services which are not selling anything). A table and chairs were provided.

The sign-up form stated "Booths will be ready for set-up after 7:30am on Saturday, April 26th. ... Exhibitors must agree not to have any part of their exhibits dismantled, packed, or removed before 2pm on Saturday, April 26th. Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to stay until 4:30pm." The conference started at 8:30am.

(Thanks to Tamiko Kwak, Resource & Referral Coordinator at Child Care Services, for answering all of our questions.)


Volunteers for the 2008 Child Dev. Conf.

What was our purpose at the Child Dev. Conf.?

Our purpose was to demonstrate, discuss, and disseminate information about the kinds of open source software that is available for education, including (but far from limited to):

We also discussed online resources for educators interested in utilized open source software and open content, including:

We printed some articles about Linux and Open Source in education:

(See the handouts we've created for this event!)

We also, of course, let people know about the Linux Users' Group of Davis, and Linux and Open Source in general, including:

LUGOD: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617

Last updated: 2008 Apr 29 08:01