TTCS meeting on Saturday September 11 2010 from 1pm ; preparations for Software Freedom Day on Sept 18 2010

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will be having a
meeting on Saturday September 11 2010 from 1pm to 5pm at Engineering
Consultants at 112A Edward Street, Port of Spain (corner of Oxford and
Edward Street).

At this meeting, we will be doing preparations for Software Freedom
Day (SFD) 2010 which will be on September 18th 2010.

What is SFD?
Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a global, grassroots effort to educate
the public about the benefits and availability of Free and Open Source
Software (FOSS). The non-profit company Software Freedom International
( coordinates SFD at a global
level. Volunteer teams throughout the world organise local SFD events
around the third Saturday in September.

What TTCS is doing for SFD 2010

For SFD 2010, we will have a booth at Trincity mall, Trincity on
September 18 2010 from 10am to 5pm to demonstrate various aspects of
Free and Open Source Software such as :
– our TTCS OSSWIN disc (
– demoing Ubuntu, a popular linux-based operating system bundled with
many applications.
– our system to track/monitor disasters in Trinidad & Tobago

This is similar to our booth displays held for SFD2009 at Gulf City
Mall, Lowlands, Tobago and at Long Circular Mall, Trinidad (videos
from this effort can be seen at

What will TTCS be doing this Saturday September 11

Some of the preparations for SFD 2010 that will be done on Saturday
September 11 :

– confirming who will be assisting TTCS on the day itself.
– designing press releases
– preparing 2-3 machines for SFD 2010 – installing Microsoft Windows 7
and installing Ubuntu
– preparing the TTCS OSSWIN disc to add more applications ; we will be
burning DVDs instead of CDs so more applications can be included. Help
is needed to write descriptions, screenshots, etc.

Also, if time permits, further discussion on our larger event to be
held in November 2010 ; a tech day event covering various aspects of
computing including Windows, MacOS, Linux and the Internet.

If you are willing to help TTCS with SFD on Sept 18, do email admin
a@t and try to attend this Saturday.

Looking forward to a productive Saturday!

Dev Anand Teelucksingh
Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society at
“networking local computer users!”