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From Kanchana Welagedara <kanch...@opensource.lk>
Subject Re: Volunteering in schools
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:18:43 GMT
Hi Ross,

I have been teaching open source in many universities and schools in south
Asia before I came to US. I'm happy to help .

Cheers
Kanchana

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 2:22 PM, Christopher <ctubbsii@apache.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 4:59 PM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) <
> Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > Cool, thanks Chris. Keep an eye on this list. I'll keep you informed here
> > (and may ping you privately if there is something specific I think you
> can
> > help with).
> >
> > In the meantime, do you have any experience already?
> >
> >
> I've done some tutoring, but nothing like this.
> (Also, friendly note: I prefer "Christopher" :) )
>
> I'll keep an eye on the list.
>
>
> > Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
> > A subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Christopher [mailto:ctubbsii@apache.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 1:22 PM
> > To: dev@community.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Volunteering in schools
> >
> > I might be interested in volunteering (though, I won't be in Austin).
> >
> >
> > --
> > Christopher L Tubbs II
> > http://gravatar.com/ctubbsii
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 2:59 PM, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) <
> > Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com> wrote:
> >
> > > I know we have a bunch of people who already volunteer to teach in
> > > schools. I know that this has a great deal of impact at many levels.
> > > I'm looking for volunteers to help with a potential new initiative.
> > >
> > > In the run-up to ApacheCon Sally will be running a campaign around the
> > > 15th Anniversary of the foundation. It will look at the legacy of the
> > > ASF and to the future. It will focus on the ASF as being a place of
> > > innovation and excitement.
> > >
> > > I've recently had confirmation that a representative of TEALS, an
> > > organization that trains volunteers to teach in high schools in 20
> > states.
> > > These students take a rigorous college level CS class (UC Berkeley
> > > CS10 or UW CSE142/143 AP) in schools that might otherwise have no IT
> > > component at all.
> > >
> > > 40% of the schools are Title 1 schools (as a Brit I had to look this
> > > up, in short it's about improving academic achievements of the
> > > disadvantaged
> > > [1]) and a dozen or so are in very rural areas. Furthermore, 25% of
> > > their students are girls and 25% are from minority groups (in other
> > > words this has an impact on diversity).
> > >
> > > My ask of the ComDev PMC is for us to run a BOF at ApacheCon to figure
> > > out how we might enable ASF community members to assist with the work
> > > that TEALS (and similar) organizations do. I'm happy to help drive
> > > this, but ideally there will be a couple of volunteers here who are
> > > interested enough to take ownership.
> > >
> > > I'm working with Sally to find other valuable folks to participate and
> > > hope to have more than just TEALS represented. What I would like to
> > > do, in a perfect world, is announce a partnership at ApacheCon.
> > > Failing that I would like to develop the outline of a partnership at
> > ApacheCon itself.
> > >
> > > So, please step forward if you are interested in volunteering (there's
> > > no need for you to be present in Austin, though that would be great).
> > >
> > > Ross
> > >
> > >
> > > [1] http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg1.html
> > >
> > > Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
> > > A subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation
> > >
> > >
> >
>

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