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    As a trainer I like sites like this new one from Google that show you how stuff works. How Search Works goes in to a lot of detail about how search engines work. I thought it might be a useful resource for those of you who teach web ...

  • Open Open Source Options for Education

    OSS Watch has published a list of open source options for education that I think might be helpful to many of you. This document presents options for open source software for use in the education sector. Some of these may have uses outside of education, but they are presented ...

  • Koha Free Koha Intro Webinars

    Join me for one of these free Koha introductory webinars!! Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/616892390 Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/188146022 Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/783336894 Learn more about Koha on ByWater's What is ...

  • Koha Free Intro to Koha 3.10 Webinars

    It seems like just yesterday we were offering Koha 3.8 demos, but last week Koha 3.10 was released and so it’s time to start showing you what’s new! Join us for one of the following free Koha 3.10 demo webinars. We’ll cover what Koha can do for your library with ...

Charlie Reisinger works for Penn Manor school district and was our final talk tonight. Tablets are all the rage in schools these days and if we give them laptops we lock them down. And then we wonder why kids are so turned off of computing. Charlie shared with us the store of stone soup. Last year they gave every one of their students a laptop powered with Linux and the  [ Read More ]

ATO2014: The first FOSS Minor at RIT

Remy DeCausemaker aka “RemyD” was up next to talk to us about the first FOSS Minor at RIT Remy is the Hackademic at Rochester Institute of Technology. He works on a lot of student engagement at RIT to get students involved in open source. They have run about 50 hackathons in the last 5 years. They offer credit to students who work on open source and/or pay them to work  [ Read More ]

ATO2014: Unmanagement and Unleadership

Luis Ibanez talked to us next about unleadership and unmanagement at All Things Open tonight. We tend to celebrate leadership in sports, politics, in social movements. We make it sound like leaders are what are needed to succeed. That war stories don’t tell is the story of everyone else who made the success possible. When you emphasize leadership you miss what really went in to the success. When you elevate  [ Read More ]

ATO2014: Social media for slackers

Rikki Endsley overheard this at a conference: “I don’t believe in social media” but she’s here to tell us that it’s real! Social media is a great way to direct people to where you want them – even your IRC channel. You want to share relevant interesting, accurate information with people – keep on message even with your retweets. Make sure you avoid PR talk, write like you would talk  [ Read More ]

ATO2014: Easing into open source

Scott Nesbitt was up next with his talk titled: Easing into open source. There are lots of people out there who are interested and eager to try open source, but don’t make that leap right away. Scott shared with us his tips as a technology coach of how to ease people in to open source. A lot of us learned by getting thrown in to the deep end and we  [ Read More ]

Up first at the All Things Open Lightning Talks was Jen Wike from Red Hat. Opensource.com started in 2010 as a platform to share stories about open source software. Jen denied for us the open source way (which is the twitter handle for the site) : Openness Transparency Collaboration Meritocracy Rapid prototyping One example of this is an inspiring story from oepnsource.com that talked about the E-Nable group which creates  [ Read More ]

Bookmarks for October 21, 2014

Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= OpenHatch OpenHatch is a non-profit dedicated to matching prospective free software contributors with communities, tools, and education. CORAL CORAL is an Electronic Resources Management System consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources. It is made available as a free, open source program. Journal of Free Software & Free Knowledge An Open Access  [ Read More ]

Bookmarks for September 26, 2014

Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Odoo Open Source Point of Sale uniCenta Open source POS. Digest powered by RSS Digest

Bookmarks for September 9, 2014

Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Color Oracle Color Oracle is a free color blindness simulator for Window, Mac and Linux. Digest powered by RSS Digest

Bookmarks for August 23, 2014

Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on <a href= Open Source Game Clones This site tries to gather open-source reimplementations of great old games in one place. Digest powered by RSS Digest

ATO2014: Open Source

Charlie Reisinger works for Penn Manor school district and was ...

ATO2014: The first F

Remy DeCausemaker aka "RemyD" was up next to talk to ...

ATO2014: Unmanagemen

Luis Ibanez talked to us next about unleadership and unmanagement ...

ATO2014: Social medi

Rikki Endsley overheard this at a conference: "I don't believe ...

ATO2014: Easing into

Scott Nesbitt was up next with his talk titled: Easing ...