[Scottish] RICHAIR wireless workshop

Simon Yuill simon at lipparosa.org
Tue May 4 19:33:59 BST 2004

Hi William and Kyle,

These are both fair points/questions:

On Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at 06:07  pm, William Anderson wrote:

> This is awfy short notice for an event that's taking place on a 
> weekday :(

On Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at 06:00  pm, Kyle Gordon wrote:

> What effort have you made to involve local communities in this event?

There were some delays in confirming aspects of both events which meant 
that it wasn't possible to send out publicity as soon as I would have 
liked, for similar reasons it has also meant that, so far, they have 
mainly been aimed at the more "obvious" audiences - ie. Linux groups, 
indy media people and artists - who may also be around for the 
MACHINISTA festival that they coincide with.

However ...

these two events are only really a taster, specifically intended to tie 
in with MACHINISTA.  The main series of workshops I am organising will 
take place later in the year, mostly around October. These will be 
advertised more in advance and much more widely.

One of the things I'd like to get out of the FOSS Cafe event on the 
Sunday is building up more informal contacts with people that will 
enable me to widen the participants in the events beyond those 
"obvious" groups I mentioned above.  Lowtech have been very successful 
in involving local communities in Sheffield, where they are based, in 
what they do, so one of my reasons for bringing James Wallbank up here 
was to learn more about how they have achieved that at a practical 
level.  If people on this list are interested in similar issues, and 
seeing similar things happen here in Glasgow it would be good to hear 
from you, and even better to meet, so if you can make it to Mono for 
Sunday afternoon that would be great, otherwise get in touch and we can 
meet some other time.

Anyway, thanks for the responses, I hope some of you on this list will 
be able to make it on Sunday or Monday and look forward to seeing you 
if you do.

best wishes,

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