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==Just some schmoe==
 
Me: Just a shmoe who's occasionally invested in this thang.
 
Me: Just a shmoe who's occasionally invested in this thang.
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By day, I am a programmer for the Gallaudet Research Institute at Gallaudet University.  By night (and weekends) I don my costume--which looks remarkably like the jeans and T-shirts I wear to work every day--and do battle with the forces of proprietary closed-source software as the  
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By day, I am a programmer for the [http://research.gallaudet.edu/ Gallaudet Research Institute] at [http://www.gallaudet.edu Gallaudet University].  By night (and weekends) I don my costume--which looks remarkably like the jeans and T-shirts I wear to work every day--and do battle with the forces of proprietary closed-source software as the nominal and often semi-reluctant "team contact" for the [http://dc.ubuntu-us.org/ Ubuntu DC LoCo] in Washington, DC.  I am also one of three hosts for the monthly meetings of the soon-to-be-renamed [http://olpclearningclub.org/ OLPC Learning Club DC].   
nominal and often semi-reluctant "team contact" for the Ubuntu DC LoCo in Washington, DC.  I am also one of three hosts for the monthly meetings of the soon-to-be-renamed "OLPC Learning Club DC"In fact, the core group is meeting tonight (2009-03-20) to discuss becoming a SugarLabs Local Lab.
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'''Note:''' Should you happen to wander into this page, I am trying to establish connections between cow-orkers who have a vested interest in develoment of deaf communities overseas, and affordable, open-source technologies.  My colleagues are more the deaf education / foreign languages / social work sorts, and claim ignorance of technology but want a tech component to their work.  Right now, I'm trying to connect the Buea School for the Deaf in Cameroon with both [[http://laptop.org/en/participate/get-involved/OLPCorps.shtml|OLPCorps Africa]] and ...
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We're now a [[Local Labs|Local Lab]], and several people are working on the TimeLapse Activity. There has also been recent discussion regarding involvement in a Video Chat Activity.
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==Connections wanted==
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'''Note:''' Should you happen to wander into this page, I am trying to establish connections between cow-orkers at Gallaudet who have a vested interest in develoment of deaf communities overseas, and affordable, open-source technologies.  My colleagues are more the deaf education / foreign languages / social work sorts, and claim ignorance of technology but want to add a tech component to their work.  They are developing General Studies Requirements (GSR) cross-disciplinary classes that will send students to Costa Rica, and possibly to the [http://www.bueaschdeaf.org/ Buea School for the Deaf] in Cameroun. Right now, I'm trying to connect the them with both [http://laptop.org/en/participate/get-involved/OLPCorps.shtml OLPCorps Africa] and the [http://sokolo.cronopios.org/ local Linux community] in nearby Limbe, Cameroun.
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==See Also==
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* [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPCorps_Africa Wiki entry on OLPCorps Africa]
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* [http://sokolo.cronopios.org/linuxyouth1.php Cameroun Linux Youth Day]
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* [http://sokolo.cronopios.org/newclass1.php Limbe's classes w/ LTSP and low-power computers]
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