+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 41 of 41
General EduGeek News/Announcements Thread, EduGeek Conference 2012 - What/who would you like to see? in EduGeek Stuff; Originally Posted by Dos_Box OK, let's get this thread back on track again We do have an open source session ...
  1. #31

    Oaktech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Posts
    2,776
    Thank Post
    764
    Thanked 541 Times in 424 Posts
    Rep Power
    259
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    OK, let's get this thread back on track again
    We do have an open source session which I'm sure you will all enjoy as it involves something that I'm sure you will all be talking about.
    Licensing. Microsoft will be coming but will be speaking about other things (W8 and Server 8 have been mentioned). TBH to do a session on licensing would be rather dry and dull. What we could do is ask if they would bring a licensing bod with them so you could question them during the breaks if you like?
    My brother (Drummer_Boy) has agreed to speak once more about the latest developments in the DPA, particularly those involving the new 'cookie' laws and websites.
    And as per usual, SmoothWall will be there to talk about the latest web and security threats.

    This still leaves us with several free slots, so if you can think of anything at all that would be not only interesting, but orginal than please feel free to suggest it.
    Coming along nicely then!

    I'm sure a whole session about licensing would be horrible, but then licensing is... a q&a was all I wanted, so i'm happy with the plan! I'm also intrigued to hear what MS' plan is with w8, it doesn't look desktop friendly!

  2. #32

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,843
    Thank Post
    583
    Thanked 2,162 Times in 987 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    627
    Yeah, usually the day motors on at a pace. The last thing we need is a 'speed-bump' session that may just throw everyone, which is what I suspect Licensing would do. As for W8, we'll just have to see, although the latest blogs and videos show it getting more desktop friendly, we'll just have to wait and see, at least at the conf you can get the information you require from the horses mouth.

  3. #33

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,635
    Thank Post
    514
    Thanked 2,443 Times in 1,891 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    831
    Something about the use of tablets in education would probably be good, with a bit of both the curriculum side of their use and the management side too - as many of us hear 'devils own spawn' when 'tablet' is mentioned still.

  4. #34

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,174
    Thank Post
    284
    Thanked 773 Times in 583 Posts
    Rep Power
    335
    What about a session on the Raspberry Pi?

  5. #35

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,843
    Thank Post
    583
    Thanked 2,162 Times in 987 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    627
    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    What about a session on the Raspberry Pi?
    Let's just say there should be plenty of fruity open source goodness on offer.

    *Edited to change 'will' to 'should' as we don't want to tempt fate!
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 10th February 2012 at 02:40 PM.

  6. #36

    teejay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,174
    Thank Post
    284
    Thanked 773 Times in 583 Posts
    Rep Power
    335
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Let's just say there will be plenty of fruity open source goodness on offer.
    Oooh err missus!

    I was thinking more on the lines of the technical challenges associated with the move to Computer Science in schools and what options there are.

  7. #37

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,843
    Thank Post
    583
    Thanked 2,162 Times in 987 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    627
    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Oooh err missus!

    I was thinking more on the lines of the technical challenges associated with the move to Computer Science in schools and what options there are.
    What a good idea for a session. Whilst Raspberry Pi is on the cards, it does not really fit into this area due to the fact it is planned to be an introduction and techincal session. What you are suggesting I think is more policy and guidelines. I shall note this down and do some digging for a suitably qualified speaker.


  8. #38
    enjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    4,485
    Thank Post
    282
    Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
    Rep Power
    75
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    What a good idea for a session. Whilst Raspberry Pi is on the cards, it does not really fit into this area due to the fact it is planned to be an introduction and techincal session. What you are suggesting I think is more policy and guidelines. I shall note this down and do some digging for a suitably qualified speaker.
    For me (and I may be losing my geek status by saying this!), I'm more interested in the policy, guidelines, implementation side of things than the raw technical. Yes, a talk on the nuts and bolts of a Raspberry Pi or the upcoming features of the iPhone 5 would be interesting on some level, but what would be more useful to me professionally would be talks on how these things can actually be used in schools.

  9. #39

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,843
    Thank Post
    583
    Thanked 2,162 Times in 987 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    627
    Please note date change to the 7th June. This is a Thursday and will allow you all to go home for a well deserved long weekend.

  10. Thanks to Dos_Box from:

    TheScarfedOne (15th April 2012)

  11. #40

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,799
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,134 Times in 1,030 Posts
    Rep Power
    349
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Please note date change to the 7th June. This is a Thursday and will allow you all to go home for a well deserved long weekend.
    @Dos_Box is that a confirmed date?

  12. #41

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,843
    Thank Post
    583
    Thanked 2,162 Times in 987 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    627
    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    @Dos_Box is that a confirmed date?
    Yes it is and our apologies for the delayed respose. We shall be getting up our EventBrite site for bookings in the very near future, so please wait until then to register. Please note we shall not accept any bookings to attend the conf via email or posts on the site as there are details requsted on the online system which would be overlooked otherwise.

  13. Thanks to Dos_Box from:

    robk (30th April 2012)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 29th June 2011, 01:57 PM
  2. What would you like Adobe to talk about at the conf?
    By Dos_Box in forum General Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 29th March 2011, 08:14 AM
  3. What would you -like- to see in Classroom/Network Management Software?
    By Cue in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 25th October 2010, 06:15 PM
  4. What sort of software would you like to see on USB Sticks?
    By JohnMason in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 19th September 2008, 10:16 AM
  5. What features would you like to see
    By Dos_Box in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 15th January 2006, 08:32 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •