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Name: Jeffrey Elkner

Location: Mount Rainier, MD

Email: jeff [at] elkner [dot] net

IRC: jelkner @ irc.freenode.net on #schooltool, #ubuntu-dc

AIM: jelkner

Linux User #: 35266

Current OS's: Dapper & Gutsy on dozens of machines, and Sugar on my XO.

My handle for pretty much the entire internet is jelkner.

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I'm a high school teacher at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia. I've been using GNU/Linux in the classroom since 1994, and teaching Computer Science with Python since 1998.

Education

I have an Associate Degree in Computer Science from Northern Virginia Community College, a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from University of Maryland, College Park, and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Bowie State University.

Community Involvement

I'm a founding member of the DC Ubuntu LoCo Team and YHSLUG. I've setup Edubuntu/Ubuntu labs in the following locations in the DC metro area:

  1. Yorktown High School, Arlington, VA - in the CS lab (http://linus.yhspatriot.net/cs).
  2. Tenants and Workers United, Alexandria, VA - Community access lab (http://www.tenantsworkers.org).
  3. Mount Rainier Public Library, Mount Rainier, MD (http://mtrainierfol.org/).
  4. HB-Woodlawn Program, Arlington, VA - CS lab.
  5. W-L High School, Arlington, VA - CS lab.
  6. Arlington Career Center, Arlington, VA - Software development lab for CanDo project.
  7. People's Media Center, Washington, DC - Community access lab.
  8. Ethiopian Community Service & Development Council, Washington, DC (http://www.jirs.org/jirs/jirs0005zg.html).

As a Computer Science teacher, I have exposed hundreds of young people to Ubuntu in my classroom. Each of my students receives an Ubuntu CD at the beginning of the year, and many of my former students have gone on to become active in the Ubuntu community.

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