The Bellingham Interest Group is a way for people in the Bellingham area and surrounding locations to talk about and work together on OLPC. We aren't necessarily interested just in trying to bring OLPC into classrooms in Bellingham (although we generally think it's a wonderful idea) we're also interested in volunteering/contributing to the project.
OLPC Bellingham IS
- a nucleation point for exchange between local groups, towards the OLPC Boston office and back, and with other groups worldwide
- helping in organizing XOs for the local groups
- supporting and cherishing the autonomy of local groups
- focusing on rough consensus, grassroots involvement, and working projects
OLPC Bellingham IS NOT
- going to do a local pilot in your school (although we'll encourage and support you if you want to do one yourself)
- going to tell you what you are and aren't allowed to do (although we're always up for idea-bouncing and brainstorms)
Contact and chapters
If there's enough demand, we'll set up a mailing list. If you'd like to have an Bellingham-OLPC mailing list, post a link to your contact info (wiki userpages work) below - the minimum number for starting a list is 10 recent requests.
If you know of any Bellingham area schools, organizations, individuals, or groups of interested people who have organized or want to organize a Grassroots group or an University chapter, please ask them to add a link below.
If you're in the Bellingham area and have a project you'd like to share, please link to it below.
- Regular meetings at the Public Market / Terra Organica (Downtown Bellingham) - Speak up if you have preference about time/date.
- Repair Center - via User:ixo
- LinuxFest Northwest 2008 - Presentation, vendor table, etc..
- We're planning a meetup! We'd like to have an informal, getting-to-know-you gathering soon, but need a place to host it, and a date. Can you help? Want to come? Want to help plan? Let User:ixo know.
Always welcome at the Bellingham Linux User Group (BLUG) meetings, 1st Thursday of the month, at Bellingham Technical College (BTC), room D?102? .
None yet - we're still working on upcoming events, which will be posted here as their dates pass.
If you're in Bellingham and want to work on a project with someone local, post ideas here.