Free as in Freedom: An Introduction to Open Source Software

So far at CUE 2006, I’ve been supporting sessions in the iBook lab in Mesquite H all day yesterday and today. Yesterday was a CSI science session with probeware, an iPod in Education session, and a beginning blogging session. Today is all iPod and podcasting classes.

This morning I finally give my first presentation at 10am. This is Free as in Freedom: An Introduction to Open Source Software in Mesquite C.

Here is a pdf of the slides and a one page handout.

UPDATE 03/11/06: There’s been problems uploading these files from the conference center… check back again tomorrow, after I’ve returned to a more reliable internet connection. :)

UPDATE 03/12/06: All should be well now. Please let me know if you have any trouble downloading these files.

One Response to “Free as in Freedom: An Introduction to Open Source Software”

  1. Educational Technology and Life » Blog Archive » Open Source Software Movement Gaining Grass Roots Momentum in Schools? Says:

    [...] I can report some related good news. For my presentation about open source software at the CUE conference this past week, I prepared 40 handouts thinking I’d be lucky to get 20 participants. By the time I started speaking I had about 80 people in the room! The facilitator went back for 20 more handouts twice! At the end of the session, participants approached me with specific questions about applications such as Open Office, and about Linux. Better yet, the evals revealed a crowd that left the room jazzed about getting started with open source software! I suppose the humor I added to the presentation paid off. I did not expect to feel so successful about this session, but I’m thrilled that perhaps the open source movement might finally be picking up some grass roots momentum in schools. [...]