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Free Geek is going to be sending aid supplies and a crew of geeks to New Orleans to help with the relief efforts.
 
Free Geek is going to be sending aid supplies and a crew of geeks to New Orleans to help with the relief efforts.
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A suggestion was made that rather than send aid supplies and geeks to New Orleans, we send a shipment of geeks and computers (lessdisks terminals?) to Houston. Set up a lab in the Astrodome. There are 10,000 people in the Astrodome, and I think we could manage about 400 computers, which would be enough for everybody to get a little online time every day. We'd have to talk to the city officials about getting internet. [[User:Jeff|Jeff]]
  
 
==Sponsors==
 
==Sponsors==

Revision as of 23:22, 6 September 2005

A techo-nerdy caravan of help for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Tentative departure last week of October. Returning after Thanksgiving.

Mission

Free Geek is going to be sending aid supplies and a crew of geeks to New Orleans to help with the relief efforts.

A suggestion was made that rather than send aid supplies and geeks to New Orleans, we send a shipment of geeks and computers (lessdisks terminals?) to Houston. Set up a lab in the Astrodome. There are 10,000 people in the Astrodome, and I think we could manage about 400 computers, which would be enough for everybody to get a little online time every day. We'd have to talk to the city officials about getting internet. Jeff

Sponsors

  • Free Geek
  • Comcast (tentative)
  • Heald College (tentative)

Donation Needs

  • Funds - for equipment, fuel and travel expenses for crew.
  • Van - 3/4 Ton, with seating for 4-5, deisel preferred.
  • Cargo Trailer - Re: Wells Cargo closed box.
  • Tools (computer repair)
  • Tools (construction)
  • Tools (mechanic)

Volunteer Opportunities

List your name/userid below the item if you'd be willing to help with this

  • Fund Raising
    • Mark Chamberlain
  • In-kind donation coordination
  • Roadtrip logistics coordination
  • Making the trip
  • Thinking about making the trip
    • Tim Kutcha
    • Clout Tolstoy