[LCA2015-Chat] RFC Parenting Miniconf at lca2016

Paul Warren pwarren at pwarren.id.au
Mon Jan 19 21:25:09 AEDT 2015

I'm definitely interested, may even be able to chat about some things, 
my eldest is starting primary school this year!


On 17/01/2015 9:44 AM, Jared Ring wrote:
> Calling all parents, educators and other interested parties!
> If a group of free and open technology enthusiasts went to playgroup, 
> what would they talk about? What would the kids be playing with and doing?
> I'd like to put forward the idea of doing a "Geek Parenting" Mininconf 
> at next year's LCA. I'm putting the concept to the community at large 
> to help define the scope and ideals of the day in preparation for 
> putting in a submission when the CFP opens.
> I'm interested in ways to encourage an interest in technology for my 
> children as they grow up. I'm looking for other like minded people to 
> share ideas on what they do with their kids, what works and what doesnt.
> Like Bdale (I think) said in Friday's keynote, in the 80s there were 
> books in the library you could borrow that contained BASIC code to be 
> typed into your C64 for fun. Hands up how many people got the bug that 
> way? Well, what is the 21st century equivalent.
> I have been thinking about this idea for awhile and comments Bdale 
> made along with Thomas Sprinkmeier's talk on training your minions 
> yesterday gave me the extra enthusiasm to get the ball rolling.
> As an aside, how awesome would it be that at a future LCA, one of the 
> tracks in the open hardware miniconf was aimed at kids? And our kids 
> went to that as part of the partners program for that day?
> -- 
> Cheers
> Jared
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