The Bay Area Linux Users Group
(BALUG) is hosting a great talk on November 20th by James Burgett, the founder of the Alameda County Computer Resource Center
(ACCRC). James will discuss how the ACCRC uses GNU/Linux to distribute refurbished computers to schools, non-profits and low income families. In doing so the ACCRC is both helping bridge the "digital divide
" and keeping some of the harshest chemicals out of landfills by reusing computer equipment.
- RSVPs are not mandatory, but they do help us out a lot
November 20th, 2007
Four Seas Restaurant
731 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA
COST: The event is free. However, dinner is $13 for those that want to eat.
The Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC) is an electronics recycling & redistribution center. The ACCRC recycles unwanted electronics and computer equipment from the public without charging any recycling fees. The computer hardware is then refurbished, installed with GNU/Linux operating systems and distributed to schools, non-profit organizations and economically and/or physically disadvantaged individuals.
BALUG is lively gathering of Linux users & free software enthusiasts that combines great food, community & intimate access to featured speakers. We meet in the bar of the Four Seas Restaurant from 6:30pm. At 7pm, we share a family-style Chinese dinner, which is followed by our guest speaker.