|FROM ||Joseph F Grastara
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Public Relations Committee Introduction
Greetings New York Linux Scenesters and Hanout List members,
My name is Joe Grastara and I am serving as the chairman of NYLXS Public
Relations Committe. Just to give you a little bit of background about
myself, I am 22 years old, a recent graduate of New York University and
am currently employed as a Web Developer for the NYU School of Medicine.
I first became interested in Linux about two years ago
when I was working as an intern at my present place of employment. I
had to do a good deal of my work on a Unix Machine and quickly came to
prefer that environment. I decided that I wanted to learn more about
unix and given the limited budget of college student and the x86 machine
I already had at home, Linux was a very natural choice for me. After a
couple of weeks of using linux at home, I convinced my boss to allow
me to install Yellow Dog on my Mac at work. Since then I haven't used
anything except Linux at home or at work, with the exception of Mac OS X
on the iBook I recently aquired (sorry, I know it's not free but I like
So enough about me, and on to plans for the Public Relations Committee.
I see the mission of the Public Relations Committee as being to get as
much public attention as possible on the activities of NYLXS. To that
end, some tasks of the Public Relations Committee will be to forge
relationsips with people in the News Media, and notify them of NYLXS
activities which might be news worthy, to develop relationships with
other Linux/Free Software Groups and keep them notified of NYLXS
activities, and generally anything to get the message out there.
So now here's the part where I beg for help. HELP!
Seriously though, I am looking for voluteers to help with what I imagine
will be the enormous task of keeping the rest of the world informed
about all of the many undertakings of NYLXS.
If you would like to help out send me an email at joeg-at-nylxs.com.
New Yorker Linux Users Scene
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