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Re: Invitaton to edubuntu-people for Debian Edu devcamp


Using www.orbitz.com as my flight search engine I see nothing cheaper
than $1043 or ~866 Euros :-( Unless anyone else knows of any cheaper
tickets then perhaps I can attend another year when I can pay for my
travel expenses :-)


-Colin Applegate
President, Applegate Consulting
Yorktown HS LTSP Lab Administrator
Edubuntu Developer <www.edubuntu.org>

On 7/16/05, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> wrote:
> [Colin Applegate]
> > I would be absolutely thrilled to take part in gathering in Norway,
> > however my funds are limited. Would it be possible for I, Colin
> > Applegate, to be one of those "few foreigners" that have travel
> > expenses covered by the treasury?
> Ah, I remember you from the edubuntu gathering, and it would be nice
> to have you participating.
> > I am coming from the Washington, DC area. My estimated flight
> > expense to Norway is about $1150, roundtrip, as of today on a United
> > flight.
> This on the other hand make it harder.  It is enough to get at least
> 3-5 developers from Norway to the gathering, and way over the limit of
> 200 EURO where you need approval up-front to get the travel covered
> (<URL:http://www.skolelinux.org/portal/board/financial_overview/document_view>.
> With that prize-tag, I would personally recommend against paying your
> trip.  Are you sure there are no cheeper alternatives?  I believe Joey
> Hess was able to get from USA for 300-400 EURO.
> > My expertise is on K12LTSP, classroom teaching using LTSP, and
> > teaching computer science in general. I have been Jeffrey Elkner's
> > (computer science teacher) classroom aid and lab administrator for
> > over a year. I will be a first-year student at university this
> > coming fall in the United States. I am also a student developer of
> > Edubuntu, my mentor is Oliver Grawert. I will be able to aid
> > debian-edu project by helping with K12LTSP integration, thin-client
> > ideas/solutions, and user application selection.
> Your experience sounds very relevant, and I would love to have you
> working on thin client solutions or application selections for
> debian-edu. :)

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