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Author: Imran Chaudhry
To: Thomas Kluyver
CC: Hampshire LUG Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Hampshire] Home user Linux Support opportunities in Southampton/Eastleigh area?
Correction: flyer detail

On 19 September 2017 at 21:06, Imran Chaudhry <ichaudhry@???> wrote:
> Hello Thomas,
> Yes, please do. From the website it looks like general helpers are welcome.
> As for the Linux/laptop course, I'm making people aware through the
> Facebook pages of my local areas and I've approached my village parish
> council with a bunch of flyers which they have kindly displayed
> prominently in their display boards.
> ...I was also in the local barbers this weekend, told them what I was
> doing and they also kindly agreed to host my flyers :)
> So far though I have had virtually no interest after two weeks. I
> think I'll give it until the first week of October before calling it
> quits.
> It might be just too niche for most people, or I have failed to
> communicate it it an engaging way. Here is the flyer in detail:
> My thinking was not to mention Linux or open-source at all and the
> "mechanic and driver" would be something easy to understand. I thought
> the "faster web surfing" and "no fear of viruses" would be good hooks
> to get people interested.
> I do have a "Plan B" - while I was describing my idea to the parish
> council people, a random visitor overheard my idea and asked if I
> cover things like phones and tablets. It turns out this person had a
> query about lost e-mail on her Samsung phone. I helped her out there
> and then and she gave me the idea of doing something related to phones
> and tablets, eg. going "beyond the basics". She even told me that her
> and her friend would attend such a course. Since everyone has a phone
> or tablet these days it might be more traction. Lets see.
> On 14 September 2017 at 20:48, Thomas Kluyver <thomas@???> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017, at 08:44 PM, Imran Chaudhry wrote:
>> Thanks for that Thomas, this is the first I've heard about the Repair Cafe
>> concept but I fully support the idea.
>> I will try to pop along to the next one in October.
>> Cool! Shall I put you in touch with the organiser?
>> In the meantime I've decided to try and run a local "setup your own Linux
>> laptop" course to generate my own clientele. I'll report back here on how
>> it goes.
>> I look forward to hearing how it goes. How are you making people aware of
>> it?
>> Thomas

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