expanding Europe's Linux Presentation Day to the US

Kingdon, Matthew C MKingdon at ciber.com
Tue Dec 6 22:35:04 MST 2016

This does sound interesting.  If the group puts together a planning committee for the event, I'd be glad to participate in some way to help organize, market, support the effort of participating.

Matt Kingdon
Senior Client Development Executive
Ciber - Technology Solutions Group
m: 801.580.4320
mkingdon at ciber.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Duncan [mailto:jonathan at bluesunhosting.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 9:51 AM
To: Provo Linux Users Group <plug at plug.org>
Subject: Re: expanding Europe's Linux Presentation Day to the US

This sounds like a very interesting idea.

On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 9:30 AM, Hauke Laging < hauke.laging at linux-presentation-day.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> in May 2015 Berlin's Linux user group (BeLUG) has started a new type 
> of event which has spread quickly all over Europe: the Linux 
> Presentation Day (LPD)
> 2015.1: Berlin only
> 2016.1 & 2016.2: 120+ cities in 15 countries
> 2017.1: first locations outside Europe (Canada, New Zealand, probably 
> more)
> I contact you because we intend to expand the LPD beyond Europe next year.
> The aim of the LPD towards the general public is to provide biannual 
> and comprehensive information events about Linux for private users who 
> would like to get a first impression of Linux.
> The aim towards the media is to make the event so big (both nationally 
> and
> internationally) that the nationwide non-IT media cover it regularly.
> The aim towards the Linux community is that an LPD event can be so 
> small and easy to organize (even without costs) that really everyone 
> can try to organize an event with good chances of success. The local 
> organizers decide on their own what their event shall be like; we just 
> make suggestions and offer support.
> You can find a longer description of the concept here:
> http://www.linux-presentation-day.org/idea/
> Are you as an organization interested in participating in the LPD? If not:
> Are
> any of your members interested in helping us bring the LPD to the US?
> This event is very useful for finding new LUG members.
> Best regards,
> (Mr.) Hauke Laging

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